SILS student to attend Oxford Internet Institute's Summer Doctoral Program
Fred Stutzman, a Ph.D. student at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been accepted into the Oxford Internet Institute's Summer Doctoral Program.
The Summer Doctoral Program "brings together students from around the world for up to three weeks of study with leading academics in the field of Internet Studies, and provides an academic framework in which to share and discuss students' current research."
Students in the program attend lectures and seminars, have an opportunity to present their research to their peers and collaborate with other attendees in break-out sessions.
Stutzman's research focuses on social software, social technologies and computer-mediated communication. He is the co-founder of ClaimID.com, a Web site that helps users manage their online identity using the OpenID framework.
The Summer Doctoral Program is being held this year at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School from July 16-27. This is the fifth year the Oxford Internet Institute has offered the program; it has previously been held in Oxford and Beijing.