Nicholas John, PhD.
The Department of Communication and Journalism,
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Telephone: +972 2 588 3203; +972 54 7906073
Email: n.john <at> huji.ac.il
2013-present Assistant Professor, Department of Communication and Jerusalem, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
2012-2013 Visiting Fellow, Department of Media and Communications, The London School of Economics and Political Science
2012-2013 Research Fellow, Kreitman School for Advanced Graduate Studies & Department of Communication, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva
2011-2012 Brenda Danet Post-Doctoral Fellow, The Department of Communication and Journalism, Hebrew University, Israel
2010-2011 Lady Davis Post-Doctoral Fellow, The Department of Communication and Journalism, Hebrew University, Israel
Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Hebrew University, Israel
PhD student: The Arrival of the Internet in Israel: The Local Diffusion of a Global Technology (2001-2008)
Advisor: Prof. Eva Illouz
Fast-track M.A. student (1999-2001)
Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University, England
BA (Hons) Class I: Social and Political Sciences (1992-1995)
John, Nicholas A. Forthcoming. “File sharing and the history of computing: Or, why file sharing is called ‘file sharing’,” Critical Studies in Media Communication.
John, Nicholas A. 2013. “The social logics of sharing.” The Communication Review. 16:3, 113-131.
John, Nicholas A. 2013. “The Construction of the Multilingual Internet: Unicode, Hebrew and Globalization.” Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 18:3, 321-338.
John, Nicholas A. 2013. “Sharing and Web 2.0: The emergence of a keyword.” New Media & Society, 15:2, 167-182.
John, Nicholas A. 2011. “Representing the Israeli Internet: The Press, the Pioneers, and the Practitioners.” International Journal of Communication, 5:0, 1545-1566.
John, Nicholas A. 2011. “The Diffusion of the Internet to Israel: The First Ten Years.” Israel Affairs, 17:3, 327-340.
Illouz, Eva and Nicholas A. John. 2007. “Romantic webs: emotions, the body and the Internet”. Chapter 3 of Illouz, E. (2007). Cold intimacies: the making of emotional capitalism. Malden, MA: Polity Press.
Illouz, Eva, and Nicholas A. John. 2007. “Oprah Winfrey and Women’s Autobiography: A Televisual Performance of the Reflexive Self.” In I’m Every Woman: The Phenomenon of Oprah. Watson, Elwood and Jennifer Harris (Eds).
Illouz, Eva, and Nicholas A. John. 2003. “Global Habitus, Local Stratification and Symbolic Struggles over Identity: The Case of McDonald’s Israel.” American Behavioral Scientist, 47:201-229
John, Nicholas and Raban, Yoel. 2010. National Report: Mapping the Israeli Security Regime. Tel Aviv: Interdisciplinary Center for Technology Analysis and Forecasting. (For EU-funded Privacy Awareness through Security Branding project.)
John, Nicholas and Soffer, Tal. 2009. “What Future?”: Findings from the foresight process. Tel Aviv: Interdisciplinary Center for Technology Analysis and Forecasting. (For EU-funded Social Sciences and Humanities for Europe project.)
“Why is file sharing called file sharing?”, International Communication Association Annual Conference, London, England, June 2013.
“Sharing 2.0: The emergence of a keyword,” Internet Research 13.0, The Annual Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers, Manchester, UK, October 2012.
“The Social Logics of Sharing,” International Communication Association Annual Conference, Phoenix, USA, May 2012.
“Sharing: Or, what do ethical consumption and Web 2.0 have in common?”, Communication and the Ethics of Consumption, Pre-Conference to the International Communication Association Annual Conference, Phoenix, USA, May 2012.
“The social logics of sharing: Web 2.0, Sharing Economies and the Therapeutic Narrative”, conference on Media, Knowledge & Education: Cultures and Ethics of Sharing, hosted by The Media Forum, Innsbruck University, Austria, November 2011.
“Conceptualizing the Israeli Internet: The Press, the Pioneers and the Practitioners”, International Communication Association Annual Conference, Boston, USA, May 2011.
“The Construction of the Multilingual Internet: Unicode, Hebrew and Globalization”, International Communication Association Annual Conference, Boston, USA, May 2011.
“Privacy, Children and Technology”, The 42nd Conference of the Israel Sociological Association, Israel, February 2011
“Technology, Privacy and Children: The Problem in Context”, The Israeli Law and Society Association International Conference, Israel, December 2010
“Israeli Internet Pioneers”, Annual Conference of the Israel Society for History and Philosophy of Science, Israel, April 2009
“The future of the ISP industry in Israel”, The 13th Annual Conference of the Israel Internet Association (ISOC-IL), Israel, March, 2009
“Unicode and the Glocalization of the Internet”, Conference organized by the Netvision Institute for Internet Studies, Tel Aviv University, Israel, March 2006
“The Internet as a cultural aspect of globalization in Israel”, The 35th Conference of the Israel Sociological Association, Beer Sheva, Israel, February 2004
“Global Habitus, Local Stratification and Symbolic Struggles over Identity: The Case of McDonald’s Israel”, Bourdieu and Israeli Society, The van Leer Institute, Jerusalem, Israel, November 2003
I have peer reviewed for New Media & Society, Current Sociology, and the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology.
Department of Communication, Hebrew University
- Sharing: The keyword of the digital age
- Theoretical approaches to the study of technology and society
- Privacy, technology and new media
- Internet principles: basic and practical tools
Department of Communication Studies, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
- Sharing: Web 2.0, sharing economies and interpersonal relations, BA research seminar
Department of Communication and Journalism, Hebrew University, Israel
- Critical approaches to technology and society, 2011-12
- Communication Technologies and Society: Historical Issues, 2011-12
Compulsory 3rd year BA course
- Behind the Scenes of the Internet (2010-2011) (This course offers students an introduction to the Sociology of Technology, using the internet, and more specifically, the history of the internet in Israel, as a source for a wide range of case studies.)
Department of Communication, Tel Aviv University, Israel
- Behind the Scenes of the Internet: Globalization, Technology and the Israeli Web (2009-2012)
- Technology and Society, 2012-13, MA course
Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Hebrew University, Israel
- Sociology of the Internet (2005-2006)
- Computer Applications in Sociology and Anthropology (2000-2006)
- Academic Writing (2003-2005)
- Sociological Theory (teaching assistant to MA course) (2001-2002)
Ha’Michlela Le’Minhal, Rishon Le’Tzion
- Introduction to Sociology (2004-2006)
July 2008-July 2010: Research Fellow at the Interdisciplinary Center for Technology Analysis and Forecasting at Tel Aviv University.
The Interdisciplinary Center for Technology Analysis and Forecasting (ICTAF) at Tel Aviv University is a non-profit research institute that carries out research at the intersection between technology and society, and it was my background as a social scientist with a keen interest in things technological that led to my being hired there. An important part of my work at ICTAF was grant writing, and I headed the successful application to the EU for funding of €1m for a project into the future of privacy.