School of Communication

Aaron Shaw

Department of Communication Studies

Aaron Shaw

Assistant Professor
Frances Searle Building
2240 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208

Aaron Shaw studies the political and economic dimensions of collective action online. His current projects address the causes and effects of power inequalities in information sharing communities, the relationship between online participation and political engagement, as well as the dynamics of participation in commercial crowdsourcing markets and non-commercial peer production projects. He holds degrees from Stanford University and the University of California, and he is a research fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.


PhD Sociology, University of California, Berkeley
MA Sociology, University of California, Berkeley
Humanities, Stanford University
BA Humanities, Stanford University

Recent Awards and Honors

Research Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University, 2008-2012

Hornaday Graduate Summer Fellow, Greater Good Science Center, University of California, Berkeley, 2009-2010

Foreign Language and Area Studies Summer Fellowship, U.S. Department of Education, 2007