Gabriella Coleman / Biella

Gabriella "Biella" Coleman holds the Wolfe Chair in scientific and technological literacy at McGill University. Trained as an anthropologist, her scholarship explores the intersection of the cultures of hacking and politics, with a focus on the sociopolitical implications of the free software movement and the digital protest ensemble Anonymous. She has authored two books, Coding Freedom: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Hacking and Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous, which was named to Kirkus Reviews' Best Books of 2014 and was awarded the 2015 Diana Forsythe Prize by the American Anthropological Association.