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Andrew Famiglietti, Ph.D.

Office: Merion Hall 120
Website: Website

My research and teaching focus on the ways digital systems of production, and the cultures that have emerged alongside these systems, are changing the way we create and structure knowledge and creativity. I am especially interested in the culture, history, and political economy of Wikipedia, the phenomenon of Free and Open Source Software, and related experiments with commons-based information production.

I’m also working on a variety of projects designed to develop new ways to employ digital technology for creativity and teaching.


I hold a PhD in American Culture Studies from Bowling Green State University. My dissertation, entitled Hackers, Cyborgs, and Wikipedians focused on the history and embodiment of Wikipedia. 

Courses Taught

COM 201: Communications Ethics

COM 372: Intro to Web Design and Development 


     The Pentad of Cruft: A taxonomy of the rhetoric used by Wikipedia editors based on the dramatism of Kenneth Burke. In First Monday Volume 17 Number 9, September 2012.

     The Right to Fork: A Historical Survey of De/Centralization in Wikipedia. In Critical Point of View: A Wikipedia Reader. Geert Lovink and Nathaniel Tkacz eds. Institute of Network Culture. Amsterdam. 2011.