Gabriella Coleman, anthropologist, author "Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy"

Air Dates: February 17-21, 2018

This Week: DR. GABRIELLA COLEMAN, Anthropologist, Author &

Professor of Scientific &Technological Literacy

· Considered “The World's Foremost Scholar On Anonymous”

· Explores the Dark Web in New Book:

" Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous"


”Anthropology that echoes a John le Carre novel” -- Wired Magazine

February 15, 2018 -- This week's guest on REPORT FROM SANTA FE is Dr. Gabriella Coleman, anthropologist, Professor of Scientific &Technological Literacy at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, and author of "Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous," an intriguing exploration of the dark web that reads like a spy novel!

Trained as a cultural anthropologist, Coleman researches, writes, and teaches on computer hackers and digital activism. Her first book was “Coding Freedom: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Hacking.”

Dr. Coleman is also the author of " Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous," which was named to Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2014. Coleman is considered “the world's foremost scholar on Anonymous.”

Dr. Coleman is a frequent commentator on hacker movements, digital culture, and cyberpolitics. She has written for popular media outlets, including the New York Times, Slate, Wired, MIT Technology Review, Huffington Post, and the Atlantic.

QUOTES: Praise for “Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy”

“Essential reading” Glenn Greenwald“An eye-opening ethnography...This all-access pass into the dark and wild corners of the Internet is timely, informative, and also frightening.” Publishers Weekly