Nancy Scola

freelance writer/activist, policy advisor, outreach coordinator, and Internet political strategist
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Nancy Scola is a Brooklyn-based non-fiction writer whose work aims to remap the modern social and political world, particularly where it intersects with new media and new technologies. As an aide to former Virginia Governor Mark Warner in the run-up to the 2008 presidential race, Scola served as a policy advisor helping to navigate the governor through the world of emerging technology. She spent 2001-2006 on Capitol Hill, filling a policy and communications role for Rep. Henry Waxman's Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Scola currently serves as weekend blogger on the political blog MyDD, sponsored writer with the AFL-CIO, and contributing editor at the Personal Democracy Forum. She is the author of the report "Avatar Politics: the Social Application of Second Life," released by the George Washington University's Institute for Politics, Democracy, & the Internet. She is the author of an interview series called Hearing Progressive Voices and her work has appeared at iCommons, AlterNet, and elsewhere online. Scola received a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology and Africana studies from the George Washington University and a Master of Arts in anthropology from Boston University.

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Tech-politics: The “Facebook Effect,” Netroots and Beyond
April 18, 2007, 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
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SEMINAR: Election ‘08: Covering Politics in Cyberspace


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