Publications

Journal Articles

Peer Reviewed

West, S.M. (2017). Data Capitalism: Redefining the Logics of Surveillance and PrivacyBusiness and Society.

West, S.M. (2017). Searching for the Public in Internet Governance: An Examination of Infrastructures of Participation at NETmundial, Policy & Internet.

Myers, S.B. (2014). Redefining Digital Diplomacy: Modeling Business Diplomacy by Internet Companies in China. Hague Journal of Diplomacy, 9(4): 334-355.

Non-Peer Reviewed

West, S.M. (2017). Survival of the Cryptic, Limn, 8.

Gasser, U., Budish, R. and West, S.M. Multistakeholder as Governance Groups: Observations from Case Studies. Berkman Center Research Publication No. 2015-1.

Book Reviews and Commentary

Forelle, M.C. and West, S.M. (forthcoming). Reaction to Seto, Y. and Lewis, S.P. “We tend to err on the side of caution”: Ethical Challenges facing Canadian Research Ethics Boards When Overseeing Internet Research, in Zimmer, M. & Kinder-Kurlanda, K., (Eds.) Internet Research Ethics in the Social Age. Bern: Peter Lang: Digital Formations.

West, S.M. (2015). Citizen Witnessing: Journalism in Times of Crisis, Media, War & Conflict, 7 (3).

West, S.M. (2013). Black Code: Inside the Battle for Cyberspace, International Journal of Communication.

Work In Progress

Ambivalence in the (Private) Public Sphere: How Global Digital Activists Navigate Risk (under review)

Raging Against the Machine: Collective Action on Social Media Platforms (under review)

“Cypherpunks Write Code”: Privacy, Crypto-Anarchy, and the Interpretative Flexibility of Encryption (in progress)

Policing the Digital Semicommons: Researching Content Moderation Practices by Social Media Companies (in progress)

Conference Papers

“Cypherpunks Write Code”: Privacy, Crypto-Anarchy and the Interpretative Flexibility of Encryption, August 2017, Society for Social Studies of Science.

Policing the Digital Semicommons: Researching Content Moderation Practices by Social Media Companies, International Communication Association, May 2017, Top Student Paper: Media Industry Studies Research Group.

What Should I Be Worried About?: Explaining Information Security and Privacy Concerns to Students, Researchers, and University Faculty, Annenberg Symposium, April 2016.

Ambivalence in the (Private) Public Sphere: How Global Digital Activists Navigate Risk, Association of Internet Researchers, October 2016

Censorship Online, and the Challenges of Studying What’s No Longer There (Roundtable), with Tarleton Gillespie, Sarah Roberts, Jose van Dijck, and Jillian York, Association of Internet Researchers Conference, October 2016

Data Capitalism: Redefining the Logics of Surveillance and Privacy, International Communication Association, Communication and Technology Doctoral Consortium, June 2016

Searching for the Public in Internet Governance: An Examination of Infrastructures of Participation at NETmundial, Power, Communication & Technology in Internet Governance, ICA Pre-conference, June 2016

Trap Doors and Invisible Shields: Terms of Service as Objects in Cross-Boundary Exchange, by Sarah Myers West, Christina Hagen and Michelle C. Forelle, Annenberg Symposium, April 2016

Building the Islamic State Through Twitter: ISIS Themes and Metanarratives, by Patricia Riley, Christina Hagen, Laura Alberti, Theo Mazumdar, Rong Wang, Kristen Guth, Mark Hannah, Nathalie Marechal, Sarah Myers West, Nicholas Busalacchi and Matt Pascarella. National Communication Association, November 2015

Crypto and the Academy, (Fishbowl), with Michelle C. Forelle and Nathalie Marechal, Association of Internet Researchers Conference, October 2015

Multistakeholder as Governance Groups: Observations from Case Studies, European Consortium on Political Research, August 2015

Commerce and Ambivalence at the Digital Protest Line, WUN Global Digital Cultures Conference, April 2015

Breakage and Repair in Internet Governance Institutions: Examining Public Debate at NetMundial, International Studies Association, February 2015

Globalizing Internet Governance: Negotiating Cyberspace Agreements in the Post-Snowden Era, TPRC 42, September 2014

A Narrative, Ecological Approach to International Political Communication Research, by B. Theo Mazumdar, Yasuhito Abe, Sarah Myers and Andrea Wenzel, 2014 International Communication Association Qualitative Political Communication Research Pre-Conference, May 2014

Redefining Digital Diplomacy: Modeling Business Diplomacy by Internet Companies in China – Clingendael Institute on International Relations Conference on Business Diplomacy, November 2012

Book Reviews

Review, Citizen Witnessing, by Stuart Allan – Media, War & Conflict, Spring 2015

Review, Black Code: Inside the Battle for Cyberspace, by Ron Deibert – International Journal of Communication, Vol. 7 (2013)

Interviews/Speaking Appearances

Surveillance, Censorship & Human Rights Online, Decoding the Digital Debate, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, March 31, 2017

Evolution of Internet Governance (Plenary Session), Internet Governance Forum-USA, July 16, 2014

An Interview with the USC Master of Public Diplomacy Delegation to China, Public Diplomacy Magazine, Summer 2013

The Pacific Century; An Interview with Tara Sonenshine, Public Diplomacy Magazine, Winter 2013

Blog Posts

The Crypto Wars Have Gone Global, Electronic Frontier Foundation, July 28, 2015

Hacking Team Leaks Reveal Spyware Industry’s Growth, Electronic Frontier Foundation, July 8, 2015

Iran is Still Imprisoning Netizens and Blocking Sites After Two Years of ‘Reform’, Electronic Frontier Foundation, June 26, 2015

Worrying Trend of Internet Shutdowns in Countries With Limited Connectivity, Electronic Frontier Foundation, June 4, 2015

Internet Governance at NetMundial: Public Diplomacy and the Perception Gap, Center on Public Diplomacy, June 20, 2014

NETmundial Closes with Thorny Issues Left Unaddressed, Global Voices Advocacy, and LSE Media Policy Blog, Apr. 25, 2014

Can the NETmundial Grow Teeth?, Global Voices Advocacy, Apr. 24, 2014