Aaron Shaw

Aaron Shaw studies collective action, collaboration, and mobilization online. His current research projects address the the organizational factors that determine whether efforts to create public goods in peer production communities (like Wikipedia) are effective or not. He holds degrees from Stanford University and UC Berkeley and is a Faculty Associate of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. Aaron is also the Director of Graduate Studies for the Ph.D. program in Media, Technology & Society.


PhD Sociology, University of California, Berkeley
MA Sociology, University of California, Berkeley
Humanities, Stanford University
BA Humanities, Stanford University

Recent Awards and Honors

Research Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University, 2008-2013. 

Faculty and Administrator Honor Roll, Northwestern University Associated Student Government, 2014.

Aaron Shaw

Assistant Professor


Communication Studies


Frances Searle Building
2240 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208

Graduate Programs:

Media, Technology, and Society