About the Researchers

Julien Mailland


I'm an assistant professor in telecommunications at Indiana University's Media School and a research scholar with the Computer History Museum's Internet History Program. My research focuses on internet law, economics, and policy, which I approach from a historical and cross-country comparative standpoint. For years, I worked as a lawyer for financial technology companies (FinTechs) in the US and Europe, and I currently serve on the board of directors of Global Fund Watch, a multi-sided compliance platform. I got a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California (Annenberg School) and attended law school at New York University, Berkeley, and the University of Paris (Assas).

Kevin Driscoll


I am an assistant professor of media studies at the University of Virginia. My research and teaching is about popular culture, political communication, and media history. In 2014, I wrote a dissertation about BBSs and the grassroots origins of the internet. I have a PhD from the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California and an M.S. from Comparative Media Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Previously, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Microsoft Research and computer science teacher at Prospect Hill Academy Charter School.