Mayo Fuster Morell
Mayo Fuster Morell has been active or has developed research in the field of social movements (Global Justice Movement, Free culture movement and 15M/Indignados movilization in Spain); online communities; common-base peer production; Internet and politics; public policies. She specializes in methods triangulation, online methods and action-participation research.
Mayo Fuster Morell is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, where she is part of the Cooperation group overseen by Yochai Benkler. Additionally, she is member of the Institute of Government and Public Policies at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, where she is the principal investigator of the research project “Information, culture and knowledge: New citizens’ practices, new public policies” (funded by the Spanish Government Subprogram of Fundamental Research Projects).
She is currently a member of the steering committee of the Internet and Politics Standing group of the European Consortium of Political Science (ECPR); a member of the Research Committee of the Wikimedia Foundation; Amical Viquipedia (linked to Catalan Viquipedia) and of Cosmos - Consortium of social movements studies at the European University Institute. She is advosary board of the Open Knowledge Festival 2012 of the Open Knowledge Foundation. She collaborates with the P2P Foundation.
In 2010, she concluded her PhD thesis at the European University Institute in Florence under the supervision of Professor Donatella della Porta. In the thesis, she explored the democratic logic of the Internet in knowledge-making processes and the relationship between governance models, participation and collaboration growth. She combined a large N statistical analysis and case study comparisons (World Social Forum, Flickr, Wikihow and Wikipedia).
In 2011, she was visiting scholar at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (Open University of Catalonia).
In 2008, she was visiting researcher at the School of Information of the University of California Berkeley (sponsored by Howard Rheingold and Coye Cheshire) and provided teaching assistance at the Communication Department Stanford University.
Her previous position, prior to starting her PhD, was as a researcher at the Institute of Government and Public Policies (University Autonoma of Barcelona), European foundation Transform! Europe, and Telecom France.
She has contributed to the Communication Commission of the International Council of the World Social Forum and European Social Forum. She was promoter of Networked Politics collaborative action research, co-foundered and organized the 2009 and 2010 editions of the Free Culture Forum (Fcforum) and of 2011 Building Digital Commons Forum.