Rebekah is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Journalism and Media @ Oslo Metropolitan University, and a Research Associate at Cambridge University’s Centre for Governance and Human Rights. She is working with an international, interdisciplinary team to understand how newsrooms approach misinformation around elections, particularly the US 2020 election. She researches and publishes about how information moves online–what influences knowledge creation and ‘news’ in the digital age. She is passionate about understanding–and improving–real world connections between tech and social life, both as a practitioner and a researcher. She is keen to empathetically take into account different experiences and identities in understanding these connections.
Rebekah Larsen holds a PhD in Sociology and an MPhil in Technology Policy from the University of Cambridge.
Rebekah graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Science, Technology, and Society (STS). Her thesis on the historical and political development of the Internet protocols (TCP/IP) won the Society of the College prize. She spent two years working at a law firm and with a digital rights NGO in the United States prior to Cambridge.