Joseph M. Reagle Jr.

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Joseph Michael Reagle Jr.
Joseph Reagle
Joseph Reagle, 2008
Born 1972/1973 (age 44–46)[1]
Residence Cambridge, Massachusetts
Nationality American
Education University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New York University
Occupation Professor, Author
Employer Northeastern University
Organization Berkman Center for Internet and Society
Known for Internet studies
Notable work Good Faith Collaboration
Title Assistant Professor
Awards TR35 (2002)[1]
Scientific career
Thesis In good faith: Wikipedia collaboration and the pursuit of the universal encyclopedia (2008)
Doctoral advisor Helen Nissenbaum

Joseph Michael Reagle Jr. is an American academic and author focused on technology and Wikipedia. He is Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Northeastern University, and a faculty associate at Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet and Society.[2][3][4]


Reagle was educated at New York University where he was awarded a PhD in 2008, for research on Wikipedia editing supervised by Helen Nissenbaum.[5]

Career and research[edit]

Reagle was a longtime member of the World Wide Web Consortium.[6] In 2011 he published a journal article with Lauren Rhue that examined gender bias in Wikipedia, using gendered pronouns to detect articles about women and comparing and contrasting their findings against female coverage in other encyclopedias.[7]

Books published[edit]

Journal publications[edit]

Articles and book chapters[edit]

  • "Eskimo Snow and Scottish Rain: Legal Considerations of Schema Design" (1999), W3C[18]
  • "Revenge Rating and Tweak Critique at" (2014), Online Evaluation of Creativity and the Arts, chapter 2[19][20]
  • "Is the Wikipedia Neutral?" (June 2005)[21]

Awards and honors[edit]

In 2002, he was listed as one of Technology Review's TR35.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Joseph Reagle, 29". Technology Review. Retrieved 11 July 2015. 
  2. ^ Reagle, Joseph. "Joseph Reagle (about page)". Retrieved 11 July 2015. 
  3. ^ Joseph M. Reagle Jr.'s publications indexed by the Scopus bibliographic database, a service provided by Elsevier. (subscription required)
  4. ^ Joseph M. Reagle Jr. publications indexed by Google Scholar
  5. ^ Michael Reagle Jr., Joseph (2008). In good faith: Wikipedia collaboration and the pursuit of the universal encyclopedia (PhD thesis). New York University. OCLC 479700253. 
  6. ^ "joseph.m.reagle". W3C. Retrieved 11 July 2015. 
  7. ^ Matias, J. Nathan. "How to Ethically and Responsibly Identify Gender in Large Datasets". PBS MediaShift. Retrieved 11 July 2015. 
  8. ^ Reagle Jr, Joseph M. (2010). Good Faith Collaboration: The Culture of Wikipedia. Boston, Massachusetts: MIT Press. p. 256. ISBN 978-0-262-01447-2. OCLC 699490862. 
  9. ^ Lee, Humphreys (April 1, 2011). "Good Faith Collaboration: The Culture of Wikipedia". Journal of Communication. 61 (2): E1–E4. doi:10.1111/j.1460-2466.2011.01545.x. 
  10. ^ Tkacz, Nathaniel (2014). Wikipedia and the Politics of Openness. University of Chicago Press. pp. 49, 107, 133. ISBN 9780226192444. Retrieved 11 July 2015. 
  11. ^ Williams, Zoe. "Reading the Comments by Joseph M Reagle Jr review – what do our responses below the line tell us about ourselves?". The Guardian. Retrieved 11 July 2015. 
  12. ^ O'Connell, Mark. "It's Comments All the Way Down". The New Yorker. Retrieved 11 July 2015. 
  13. ^ Di Salvo, Philip. "Perché dobbiamo leggere i commenti". Wired. Retrieved 11 July 2015. 
  14. ^ Chess, Shira; Newsom, Eric (2014). Folklore, Horror Stories, and the Slender Man. Palgrave Pivot. p. 64. ISBN 1137498528. Retrieved 11 July 2015. 
  15. ^ Reagle, Joseph M. (2007). "Do as I do". WikiSym '07 Proceedings of the 2007 international symposium on Wikis: 143–156. doi:10.1145/1296951.1296967. 
  16. ^ Reagle, Joseph; Cranor, Lorrie Faith (1999). "The platform for privacy preferences". Communications of the ACM. 42 (2): 48–55. doi:10.1145/293411.293455. ISSN 0001-0782. 
  17. ^ Ackerman, Mark S.; Cranor, Lorrie Faith; Reagle, Joseph (1999). "Privacy in e-commerce". Proceedings of EC '99 Proceedings of the 1st ACM conference on Electronic commerce: 1–8. doi:10.1145/336992.336995. 
  18. ^ Cranor, Lorrie (2002). Web Privacy with P3P. O'Reilly Media. p. 56. ISBN 9780596003715. Retrieved 11 July 2015. 
  19. ^ Anna, Jobin (2015). "Book Review: "Online Evaluation of Creativity and the Arts" by Hiesun Cecilia Suhr (ed.)". Digital Scholarship in the Humanities. doi:10.1093/llc/fqv024. Retrieved 11 July 2015. 
  20. ^ Bury, Rhiannon (2015). "Online Evaluation of Creativity and the Arts by Hiesun Cecilia Suhr (review)". Reception: Texts, Readers, Audiences, History. 7 (1): 119–121. doi:10.5325/reception.7.1.0119. JSTOR 10.5325/reception.7.1.0119. 
  21. ^ Reagle, Joseph (June 2005), Is the Wikipedia Neutral?, Joseph Reagle, retrieved November 1, 2015