Lisa Nelson is currently an associate professor at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, a fellow at the Philosophy of Science Center, and an affiliated faculty member at University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She specializes in science, technology, and society.
Nelson was a recipient of a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur grant, which celebrates an individual’s originality, insight, and potential. From 2011 to 2013, she was appointed to the Department of Homeland Security’s Data Privacy and Integrity Committee. Her current research explores social networking technologies and digilantism and considers fundamental questions about information ethics and its enforcement on the internet in an open society, providing a historical, theoretical, cultural, and legal discussion of vigilantism on the new frontier of the digital age and considering the domestic and international implications.