Gary King

Gary King is the Albert J. Weatherhead III University Professor and the Director of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS) at Harvard University. One of the most influential political scientists of his generation, his work has been influential in fields from legislative redistricting to public health programs, and from social security to government censorship.

He is the author of several books and articles, including A Solution to the Ecological Inference Problem: Reconstructing Individual Behavior from Aggregate Data (Princeton University Press 1997) and Unifying Political Methodology: The Likelihood Theory of Statistical Inference (Cambridge University Press 1989). He is also the co-founder of several technology firms, including Crimson Hexagon (now part of Brandwatch), Learning Catalytics (now part of Pearson), OpenScholar, Perusall, and Thresher.

He graduated with his PhD from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. More information is available at King’s faculty website.

Jocelyn Kennedy

Jocelyn Kennedy is the Executive Director of the Harvard Law School Library where she oversees the day to day operations of the law library. Prior to joining the Harvard Law School Library, Kennedy served as the Library Director at the University of Connecticut School of Law, and was the faculty research librarian at the University of Michigan. Prior to her career in librarianship, she served as a congressional staff and was a law clerk for the New Hampshire Superior Court. An expert in legal research, she is interested in the impact the evolution of search platforms has on the habits of legal researchers. She is also researching the disparity in promotion trajectory between men and women in the field of librarianship, a workforce dominated by females.

She has a JD from the University of New Hampshire and an MLIS from the University of Washington.

Elizabeth Hess

Elizabeth Hess is the Executive Director of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS). In partnership with the IQSS Faculty Director, Gary King, she is responsible for overall strategic, programmatic, and financial management of IQSS, working across the organization to ensure delivery of first-class research and administrative infrastructure to support its constituents. In addition, she oversees programmatic activities including software development projects, cloud computing resources, internal and external collaborations, and new program development. 

Elizabeth graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and earned a masters degree from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education.  She is actively pursuing a Sustainability Degree from Harvard University’s Extension School. 

Kevin Garewal

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Kevin Garewal is the Associate Director for Collection Development and Digital Initiatives at the Harvard Law School Library. He works with the Program in Islamic Law on the StackLife Digital Library project and on other digitization efforts. Before joining Harvard Law School Library, Garewal worked at the University of Akron, the Cleveland Marshall College of Law, and Harvard Business School.

His writing has appeared in the Journal of Academic Librarianship and Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve, and he has presented at several regional and national conferences. 

Jessica Fjeld

Jessica Fjeld is a Clinical Instructor at Harvard Law School’s Cyberlaw Clinic and serves as the Clinic’s Assistant Director. She is also a Lecturer on Law at HLS. She works in diverse areas including intellectual property, media and entertainment (particularly public media), freedom of expression, and law and policy relating to government and nonprofit entities. She works with SHARIAsource on copyright law and matters of intellectual property and technology. 

She received a JD from Columbia Law School, where she was a James Kent Scholar and Managing Editor of the Journal of Law and the Arts; an MFA in Poetry from the University of Massachusetts; and a BA from Columbia University.

Gayle Fischer

Gayle Fischer joined the Harvard Law School Library in 2016 as the Librarian for Islamic Law. She is primarily responsible for the selection, cataloging, and management of materials for the Islamic and Middle Eastern law collections, in addition to providing reference and instruction services. As a member of the Middle East Librarians Association, she serves on the Web and Social Media Committee and the Metrics Working Group. Her professional and research interests include digital scholarship/digital humanities, ontology(-ies), and Arabic poetry.

She obtained her B.A. in Philosophy and Arabic Language and Literature from Portland State University and holds an M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies and an M.S.I.S. from the University of Texas at Austin. 

Sebastian Diaz

Sebastian Diaz is the Berkman Klein Center‘s Directory of Technology and he coordinates and advises the Program in Islamic Law on its digital projects. He guides the Berkman Klein Center’s IT enterprise through a landscape of ever-changing technology and priorities. Sebastian manages its technology group, which consists of a Harvard renowned development team, an infrastructure and workplace computing team, and a technical project management team.

Sebastian received his B.A. in Biology and French Literature from Williams College.

Sarah DeMott

Sarah DeMott  is a Research Librarian specializing in Middle East Studies. Sarah is also Faculty Librarian for the Freshman Seminar Program for Harvard College Library for which she coordinates library outreach, information literacy, and instructional support.   DeMott‘s areas of research specialty include working with: Qualitative Research, Digital Scholarship, and Cartography in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Sarah received her MS and Ph.D from New York University.

Matthew Cook

Matthew Cook is a Digital Scholarship Program Manager for the Harvard Library. In this role, he creates digital tools and supports faculty, staff, and students in the use of emerging computational methods. Before coming to Harvard, he worked as Head of Emerging Technologies for the University of Oklahoma Libraries. Cook’s interests include digital scholarship and 3D technologies, including virtual reality.

His work has been published in the Journal of Academic Librarianship, Journal of Library Administration, and other journals.

He holds an MLIS from the School of Library and Information Science at the University of Oklahoma.

Christopher T. Bavitz

Chris Bavitz

Christopher T. Bavitz

Christopher T. Bavitz is the WilmerHale Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. He is also Managing Director of HLS’s Cyberlaw Clinic, based at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. And, he is a Faculty Co-Director of the Berkman Klein Center. Chris teaches the Counseling and Legal Strategy in the Digital Age and Music & Digital Media seminars, and he concentrates his practice activities on intellectual property and media law (particularly in the areas of music, entertainment, and technology).

He oversees many of the Cyberlaw Clinic’s projects relating to copyright, speech, advising of startups, and the use of technology to support access to justice, and he serves as the HLS Dean’s Designate to Harvard’s Innovation Lab. Chris’s research and related work at the Berkman Klein Center addresses intermediary liability and online content takedown regimes as well as regulatory, ethical, and governance issues associated with technologies that incorporate algorithms, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.

Chris’s research and related work at the Berkman Klein Center addresses intermediary liability and online content takedown regimes as well as regulatory, ethical, and governance issues associated with algorithms, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.

Chris received his B.A., cum laude, and Certificate in Peace and Justice Studies from Tufts University in 1995 and his J.D. from University of Michigan Law School in 1998.