The University of Tulsa Faculty of Communication 129 Oliphant Hall Tulsa OK 74105 EDUCATION Ph.D. Columbia University, 2010. Communications. Dissertation: “From Cybernetics to Cyber Networks: Norbert Wiener, the Soviet Internet, and the Cold War Dawn of Information Universalism.” M.Phil. Columbia University, 2007. Communications. M.A. Stanford University, 2005. Russian and Eastern Europe Studies B.A. with honors, magna cum laude, Brigham Young University, 2004. Slavic Literature & Language, International Studies, with a minor in English. EMPLOYMENT Assistant Professor, Communication, the University of Tulsa, 2011-present Lady Davis Postdoctoral Fellow, Communications, Hebrew University, 2010-2011 OTHER AFFILIATIONS Affiliated faculty, Russian Studies, the University of Tulsa, 2011-present Visiting Fellow, Information Society Project, Yale Law School, 2008-2011 Junior Fellow, Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harriman Institute, Columbia 2006-2010 Associate, Consortium for the Science of Socio-Technical Systems, 2010-present PUBLICATIONS Book Project in Progress: Peters, Benjamin. The Soviet Internet Work: 918-631-3466 Site: Email:



Germany: Herman von Halem). Cambridge University Press: 2011.Articles: Peters. ed.’” Ulbandus: The Slavic Review of Columbia University. Benjamin. 235-237. 1: 2. Steve Jones. 2008. “Cybernetics. Benjamin. Sage. “New Media in Crises: Discursive Instability and Emergency Communication. 2008.   2   . Benjamin. “Toward a Genealogy of a Cold War Communication Science: the Strange Loops of Leo and Norbert Wiener. “New Media. Benjamin. “And Lead Us Not into Thinking the New is New: A Bibliographic Case for New Media History. David W. 47:2. edited by Marcel Machill and Markus Beiler.” International Journal of Communications. Peters. “The Search Engine Democracy: Metaphors and Muhammad. (Forthcoming. 2008. 13-30.) Peters. Benjamin. Benjamin with Bernard Geoghegan. Peters. Peters. Peters. 2011. Review of Igor Klyukanov’s A Communication Universe: Manifestations of Meaning. “The Cybernetics of Nabokov’s ‘Beneficence. (Forthcoming.” in The Power of Search Engines /Die Macht der Such-maschinen.” New Media & Society. Book Chapters: Peters. Review of Marshall Poe’s A History of Communication: Media & Society from Speech to the Internet. 228-242.) Turizm: The Russian and East European Tourist Under Capitalism and Socialism in Russian Journal of Communication. Peters. http://thelonghistoryofnewmedia. Stagings of Significance. 173-190. 2:1. Benjamin. Peters. Peter Lang. Park.” Handbook of Communication History.” The Long History of New Media.” The Russian Journal of Communication. Benjamin and Deborah Lubken. 2007. Nicholas Jankowski. Review of Anne Gorsuch and Diane Koenker’s (eds. Benjamin. 11:1/2.) Peters. 2013. 2009.” John Hopkins Encyclopedia of Digital Humanities. In New Media & Society 14: 356. March 2012. 145-175. 66-80. edited by Peter Simonson. Eds. 2012. “Normalizing Soviet Cybernetics” Information & Culture.) Peters. by Marijeta Bozovic. Book Reviews: Peters. “Betrothal and Betrayal: The Soviet Translation of Norbert Wiener's Early Cybernetics. (Leipzig. Benjamin. Benjamin with Rasmus Kleis Nielsen. (Under review.

Transportation. Fall 2011. 2012. NJ. Summer 2006. Sage. “Technological Utopianisms in Early Soviet Networks” The Great Experiment Revisited: Soviet Science and Techno-utopianism. SELECTED REFERRED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS “Saving Information: Mormonism and Open-Source.” Mediating War and Technology Pre-Conference. Phoenix.” junior-level. Boston.Peters. February 2012. TEACHING EXPERIENCE Assistant Professor. 2013.” junior-level. Benjamin. Spring 2011. Salt Lake Community College “Effective Communication. Fall 2010.” ECREA: European Communication Conference. 2007. 2013. Hierarchies. Princeton. Hebrew University “Networks: Science.” Divine Database panel (selected for online streaming). Boston. 2012. International Communication Association. May 2011. Nov 2011. “Communication Systems. Spring 2011. Spring 2012. And Historiography as Intervention. and Society. Postdoc. Adjunct Faculty. Philosophy. “Digital and New Media Discourse in Early Soviet Computer Networks. New York University “Mass Persuasion and Propaganda. Fall 2009.” International Communication Association. Adjunct Faculty. CHIG pre-conference.” International Communication Association. Fall 2011.” sophomore-level.” upper-level honors seminar. and the Collapse of the Cold War Digital Mindset. October 2010. (with travel grant). “Global Network Studies: An Introduction. “Computational Fundamentalism From Cold War Cybernetics to Citizens United. “Networks. 2012. Spring 2012 & 2013. “Soviet Networks and the Collapse of the Cold War Mindset” Society for the Social Study of Science.” upper-level. May 2011. History in Journal of Communication Inquiry. “Communication Technologies & Society.” freshmen. May 2012. Phoenix. History Interest Group. Doing Global Media Studies.” MA.level. 366-370.level.   3   . May 2012. History Interest Group. Cleveland. Boston. International Communication Association. Technology. the University of Tulsa “Cyber Culture since 1945. Review of Jeremy Packer and Craig Robertson’s Thinking with James Carey: Essays on Communication. May 2011. “The Cybernetic Front: Digital Media and the Cold War. International Communication Association.

Storage and Transmission. New School. Germany. Texas A&M University. February 2008. “Josiah Royce. October 2007.” International Communications Association. April 2009. Washington DC. “Information and the Problem of Organization” International Summer School on SelfReinforcing Processes. July 2007.” International Communication Association. Organization. with NCA student travel grant. “And Lead Us Not into Thinking the New is New: A Brief Review of New Media Historiography. International Communication Association. Berlin. October 2009. “Rethinking the History of New Media” Society of the History of Technology. May 2008. and Other Precursors to Cybernetics. Södertörns University. Budapest. “Why the Soviet Internet Failed” Beyond East and West. Canada. “Media We Do Not Yet Know How to Talk about: A New Media History Preface. November 2008. Aleksandr Bogdanov. November 2007.” The Etiology and Ecology of PostSoviet Communication. Also. Chicago.” Thinking and Making Connections: Cybernetic Heritage in the Social and Human Sciences and Beyond. “Traduttore. Sweden. June 2006. Traditore: The Soviet Translation of Norbert Wiener’s Early Cybernetics. NYU. Dresden. Columbia University. Germany. Berkman. College Station. Feedback. Freie Universitaet. “A World Already in Motion: On the Origins of Information.   4   .” Society for Social Studies of Sciences.” Oxford Internet Institute Summer Doctoral Programme. Harvard. June 2009. May 2010. Washington DC. July 2009. May 2009. Stockholm. Central European University." Exploring New Media Worlds. “Information Discontents and Eastern Europe from Cybernetics to Cyber Law. “Why Periphery Matters: Media Sociology in 1960s Estonia. “Arendt and the Creative Toil of Counting.“The Soviet Internet from Cybernetics to Cyber Networks. Montreal. November 2009. “Feedback and its Philosophers.” Communication history interest group pre-conference.” The Internet as Playground and Factory. Texas. “A Perestroika of Piracy: Towards a Short History of Copyright in Ukraine and Russia.” Media Sociology Forum. MiT 6: Stone and Papyrus. May 2009. Massachusetts Institute of Technology.” International Communication Association.

“Communication Systems” for Prof.” Communication & Journalism School. August 2009. E.” Central Association of Russian Teachers of America.” Södertörns University.” The Power of Search Engines. Jerusalem.” “Digital Media During Mass Media. PLUS five other conference presentations (NYSCA. “The Digits and Dangers of a Search Engine Democracy: Google as a Gatekeeper in the Muhammad Cartoon Controversy. “Comprehensive Network Designs and Other Cold War Cautions. Sweden. Estonia. Beijing. Telephones. 2009. “Digital Communication and its Discontents: A Look at the Twentieth-Century Study of Information.” the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information. May 2012. Feb. “Re-reading the Legendary Dewey-Lippmann Debate. Spain. Director of Mohyla School of Journalism. June 2010. Social and Other Media Misnomers” Hebrew University. China. University of Umeå.   5   .” Cultural Attitudes toward Technology and Culture. New School. June 2006. Three-part lecture series.” Media and Methods in Russia. University of Pittsburgh.“A Brief History of Intellectual Property and Intelligent Impropriety. “The Soviet NyetWorks. Columbia University. Columbia Business School. Tartu. 2004-2007. “Rethinking New Media with a Brief History of the Printing Press in Tsarist Russia. and Eurasia. “New. December 2009. Beijing. Sweden. and BYU). May 2012. China. Interdisciplinary Center. June 2006. Herzliya.” and “A Media Studies Retrospective. SELECTED INVITED LECTURES & PRESENTATIONS “Infrastructure and Four Other Ways to Study Media” Beijing Forum. Stockholm. November 2010. Tulsa. Computers. November 2008. Pamplona. Europe. October 2010. November 2012. November 2010. Ukraine. U Pittsburgh. “The Failure of the Soviet Internet. Princeton.” Center for Information Technology Policy. November 2012. “Around 1950: Communication. Digital. “Why There Was No Soviet Internet. March 2006. Kyiv. “Doing Global Network Studies” HumLab.” Harriman Institute. Yevgen Fedchenko. Berlin. Peking University. Columbia.” Universidad de Navarra.

Oxford Internet Institute Summer Doctoral Programme. Hebrew University.” October 2008. Social Science Research Center. Convergence. Paul Edwards. DAAD. College of Arts & Sciences.” Oct. 2008-2009. Conferences Co-organizer. Harriman Institute.   6   . Hebrew University. Harvard University. Ukrainian Summer Language Area Studies (FLAS). Peter Asaro. International Collaborative Dictionary of Communications. 2003. Berkman Center for Internet & Society. Organizer. 2010-2011 Scholarship. Lviv. the University of Tulsa. Associate editor. Germany. 2010-2011 Junior Fellowship. Fall 2012. “Russia Online: Mapping the Russian-Language Blogosphere. “Information and its Discontents from the Cold War to the Internet” and “Novelty as a Problem in Media History. Sigma: Journal of Political Science and International Relations. SELECTED SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS Faculty Development Summer Fellowship.” monthly 2007-2010. honors. 2007-2008. 2007-2008 Summer Travel Grant.“Why the Soviet Internet Failed” Cyberscholar Working Group. Carolyn Kane. 2008-2009 Bazarko Fellowship for Ukrainian Studies. 2007. July 2007. Harvard University. Cleveland. “Harvard-MIT-Yale Cyber Scholar Working Group. Kansas University. New Media & Society. 2007 Fellow. 2007-2008. Berlin. Harriman Institute. Kenneth E and Becky H Johnson Foundation. Perspectives: Online Journal of Germanic and Slavic Studies. Reviewed and reported case for student appeal for a change of grade. 2005 Russian Year Language Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS). October 2008. 2002-2004. 2006. Stanford University. 2012 Faculty Research Grant. Executive Committee. Invited reviewer/referee. and scholarships. Stanford. 2004-2005 PLUS nine other awards. 2004-2005. Nevzlin Center for the Study of Russian Jewry. the University of Tulsa. Berkman Center. 2011-2012 Fellowship. Organizer. 2012-2014 Chair. 2008 Intensive German Language Summer Study Grant. University of Tulsa. Managing editor. History Workshop. Society for the Social Study of Science. Panel co-organizer “Mediating War after 1945” with Mark Andrejevich. 2009-2010 Hazard Fellowship for Russian Legal Studies. Nov 2011. 1998-2009 SERVICE & ACTIVITY University Service Member. Zhe: Stanford Student Journal for Russian Studies. May 2008 (in Russian). Co-organizer. Columbia University. Harriman Institute. Executive editor. launched 2010. Harriman Institute. “Conversations and Communications in Memory of James Carey. and Geof Bowker. Journal of Communication.” Moscow State University. 2010-2011 Lady Davis Postdoctoral Fellowship. Publication Forums Associate editor and founding member.

Peter Schaefer. 2010-2011. Fictions of God and Time in a Post-Human Age. International Communication Association. LANGUAGES & TOOLS Russian: fluent German: intermediate and reading Ukrainian. “Doing New Media History” with Carolyn Marvin. International Communication Association. the University of Tulsa. May 2012. and Fred Turner. Harriman Institute. ICA. 2009-2010. Founding member. Van Leer Institute. Columbia University. New Modes of Communication in the Post-Soviet World. SPSS: reading PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS International Communication Association (ICA) The Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) The Society for Social Studies of Science (4S)   7   . Jonathan Sterne.” CHIG panel. Montreal. May 2008. Member. May 2009. Digital Working Group. Reading groups Founding member. and Lisa Gitelman. 2008-2009. Member. “When Old Media were New.“What We Now Call Communications” with Geof Bowker. Invited panel chair/respondent. Visual Studies and Media Theory. 2011-Present.

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