Hi, I'm Jason. I've been contributing here and there to Wikipedia since March 2008. I am the Senior Web Developer at the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University and hold a Ph.D. in History from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I specialize in the twentieth century North American West, urban history, and environmental history. I'm interested in political activism and environmental politics, and am currently working on my book about the environmental history of Silicon Valley. Prior to joining CHNM, I was the Digital Engagement Librarian at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and before that an Academic Technology Specialist at Stanford University.
As an expert in Digital History, I engage a variety of new digital methodologies and practices in my scholarly pursuits. I maintain that the advent of digital technologies is changing and challenging the ways historians practice their craft, allowing them to present, collect, and store information in new ways that help give fresh insights to historical questions and serve as a means to reach wider audiences. I support several Wikimedia Foundation projects and the open knowledge / free culture movement generally.
You can drop me a message, visit me online, or explore my current digital scholarship. If you wish to have a conversation, find me on Twitter.
I don't do any paid work on Wikipedia and am not paid to edit any articles. There is nothing in my job duties as assigned that requires me to edit Wikipedia. I don't have any grants to do editing work on Wikipedia.
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