Welcome. I am Monika S. Jones (also Sengul-Jones) (orcid: 0000-0002-0611-7934) a communication and science and technology studies scholar with rich, interdisciplinary training. In 2020, I am a freelance writer, researcher, and project organizer.
I am committed to public scholarship. In 2020, I was selected as the winner of 2020 Dean’s Fellowship Prize for Humanistic Studies at UC San Diego. In 2020, I have also been adjunct lecturer in the Department of Communication at University of Washington, Seattle. I completed my doctorate at the University of California, San Diego in the Department of Communication and Science Studies program, working with supervision from Lisa Cartwright. In 2014-16, I was a Visiting Graduate Researcher in the Department of Communication at University of Washington. From March 2017 – May 2019, I was Wikipedian-in-Residence and instructional designer for OCLC’s Wikipedia + Libraries: Better Together project (more in this interview, and here).
I regularly consult, lead, and participate in collaborative projects on information literacy, digital cultures, and open access technologies, specifically Wikipedia. I’ve worked with OCLC WebJunction, the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM), Art + Feminism, and numerous colleges and university libraries. I have been active in the Wikipedia project since 2012 as an editor, educator, and community organizer.
I also have training in front-end web development (HTML5, CSS3, & Responsive Design for Web Development), from the University of Washington, Professional & Continuing Education. I was lead web developer and co-managing editor, with Cristina Visperas, for Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience, an open-source academic journal.
Previously, I earned a Master’s degree in Gender Studies at Central European University as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar. I lived in Budapest, Hungary and Istanbul, Turkey for five years. My BA is from University of Washington in the Comparative History of Ideas program. Currently, I live in Seattle, Wa. on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish people.
Occasionally, I look at/use Twitter, under the handle @monikajones. I use she/her/hers pronouns.