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Jenifer Sunrise Winter, PhD, Communication & Information Sciences
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Office Location: Crawford 325
Phone Number: 956-3784
Fax Number: 956-5396
Personal Webpage: futureinternet.net/
Email: jwinter@hawaii.edu

Background:

I am an Associate Professor and Graduate Chair of the School of Communications. I received the AB from Occidental College and the MLIS and PhD from the University of Hawaii (Interdisciplinary Program in Communication and Information Sciences). My research focuses on communication policy and planning in ubiquitous network societies, in particular privacy in the context of the Internet of Things and ubiquitous network surveillance. A related area of research focuses on communication rights (for example, issues of censorship, and whether access to broadband should be considered a human right). I teach courses related to information and communication technologies and policies, emphasizing mobile communication and the Internet in Hawaii and the Asia-Pacific region. Prior to joining the School of Communications, I worked in commercial radio and for the Center of Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance. I serve as Secretary of the Right to Communicate Group.

Teaching:

I am honored to be an affiliate faculty member of the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) and Faculty Mentoring Program (FMP), Office of Faculty Development and Academic Support.

I teach a variety of courses at the BA, MA, and Ph.D. level. In addition to the courses below, I am preparing an undergraduate seminar on Online Gaming Culture and Theory (summer session I, 2014, COM 480) and a graduate seminar addressing Surveillance in the Network Society (2015, tentative, COM 691). Courses:

COM 330, Telecom Concepts & Technology COM 432, Information and Communication Technology Services COM 438E, Telecommunication in the Pacific Hemisphere COM 442W, Communication in the Pacific Hemisphere COM 479W, Capstone in Information and Communication Technologies and Policy COM 480WE, Seminar: Video Games and Gamification – Culture, Theory, and Practice COM 480, Seminar: ICTs in Hawaii: Emerging Trends and Future Opportunities COM 490W, Senior Thesis Project COM 611, Communication Theories COM 633, Telecommunication Architectures; now Information and Communication Technologies COM 634, Social Media COM 644, Global Communication COM 660, Information and Communication Technology Planning COM 691, Seminar: Networked Policy and Convergence CIS 701, Information/Communication Theories of Society

Course Syllabi:

    Fall 2013com,jour 438E - Telecom in the Pacific Hemisphere View Syllabus

Advising:

I am the Graduate Chair for the School of Communications. I advise approximately 60 Communication undergraduates and serve on numerous MA and Ph.D. committees related to ICTs and policy. I also serve as chair of two CIS doctoral examinations: Communication Policy & Planning and Communication Theory.

Research:

Communication technologies and policy in ubiquitous network societies, in particular privacy in the context of the Internet of Things and ubiquitous network surveillance.

Mobile communication and social media | policy and planning (Asia-Pacific) | emerging technologies | future of the Internet | ubiquitous/pervasive computing and communications | privacy | right to communicate | cybersecurity | Social Informatics | futures studies | open government | ICT literacies and civic engagement

Interest(s):

Research: mobile communication and social media | policy and planning (Asia-Pacific) | emerging technologies | future of the Internet | ubiquitous/pervasive computing and communications | privacy | right to communicate | cybersecurity | Social Informatics | futures studies | open government | ICT literacies and civic engagement

Personal: DNA-based anthropology | rights of indigenous peoples | civil rights and liberties | digital identities and aesthetics | robotics | slowly learning bass guitar

Publications:

Title: Privacy challenges for the Internet of Things (2014)
Publication Information: In M. Khosrow-Pour (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Third edition. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Title: Surveillance in ubiquitous network societies: Normative conflicts related to the consumer in-store supermarket experience in the context of the Internet of Things (2014)
Publication Information: Ethics and Information Technology

Title: Opportunities and challenges for First-mile development in rural Hawaiian communities (2014)
Co Authors: Wayne Buente and Patricia Buskirk
Publication Information: Journal of Community Informatics

Title: Is Internet access a human right? Linking information and communication technology (ICT) development with global human rights efforts (2013)
Publication Information: Global Studies Journal

Title: Opening the flow of citizen engagement: An exploratory study of social networking services as a potential vehicle for e-participation in the City and County of Honolulu. (2013)
Co Authors: Cassandra Harris
Publication Information: International Journal of e-Government Research

Title: Citizen perspectives on the customization/privacy paradox related to smart grid implementation (2014)
Publication Information: Paper presented at the International Communication Association Annual Conference, Data and Discrimination Preconference, May, 2014.

Title: The right to communicate as a foundation for the good life (2014)
Publication Information: Paper presented at the International Communication Association Annual Conference, Communication Law & Policy Division, May, 2014.

Title: The Internet of Things: Scenarios for a human-centered design and policy process (2013)
Publication Information: Paper presented at the World Futures Studies Federation 40th Anniversary Conference, Bucharest, Romania, June, 2013.

Title: Cloud-based facial recognition: Establishing the citizen at the center of policy and design (2013)
Publication Information: Paper presented at the International Communication Association Annual Conference, London (June 2013).

Title: The Internet of Things (IoT) in national ICT policies: China and the European Union (2013)
Publication Information: Paper presented at the Pacific Telecommunications Council's Annual Conference (January 2013)

Title: Emerging privacy issues related to the Internet of Things: Governance in the ubiquitous network society (2012)
Publication Information: Abstract in the Proceedings of U-World (2012).

Honors / Awards:

Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching, University of Hawaii at Manoa (2011)
Description: The Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching is awarded by the Board of Regents as tribute to faculty members who exhibit an extraordinary level of subject mastery and scholarship, teaching effectiveness and creativity and personal values that benefit students.

Fellow, National Science Foundation, Team for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technology (TRUST) (2011)
Description: TRUST fellowship are awarded to select U.S. faculty, post-doctoral scholars, and Ph.D. candidates studying at U.S. universities. Participants are selected from a nationwide pool of applicants who have demonstrated outstanding academic talent and conduct research related to the Institute topics. Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.

Fellow, National Science Foundation, Team for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technology (TRUST) (2012)
Description: TRUST fellowships are awarded to select U.S. faculty, post-doctoral scholars, and Ph.D. candidates studying at U.S. universities. Participants are selected from a nationwide pool of applicants who have demonstrated outstanding academic talent and conduct research related to the Institute topics. University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA.

Fellow, National Science Foundation, Team for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technology (TRUST) (2014)
Description: TRUST fellowships are awarded to select U.S. faculty, post-doctoral scholars, and Ph.D. candidates studying at U.S. universities. Participants are selected from a nationwide pool of applicants who have demonstrated outstanding academic talent and conduct research related to the Institute topics. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

 

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