Research Publications


Megan Finn. Documenting Aftermath: Information Infrastructures in the Wake of Disasters. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. October 2018.

I am grateful that my book has been reviewed in the following essays:

Selected Publications

Megan Finn, “Heroic Repair: Labor and Disaster,” Communication + 1, 8(1), 2021.

Megan Finn and Quinn DuPont, “From Closed World Discourse to Digital Utopianism: The Changing Face of Responsible Computing at Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (1981-1992),” Internet Histories 4(1): 6-31, 2020.

Mike Ananny and Megan Finn, “Anticipatory News Infrastructures: Seeing journalism’s expectations of future publics in its sociotechnical systems,” New Media and Society, Forthcoming 2020. [Pre-print.]

Megan Finn, Daniela K. Rosner, Suzanne Black, Nathan Cunningham, Kristin N. Dew, Josephine Hoy, Kevin McCraney, and Colin Morgan, “Troubled Worlds:  A Course Syllabus about Information Work and the Anthropocene,” Journal of Critical Library and Information Science 3(1): 1-24, 2020.

Megan Finn, “Information Infrastructure and Resilience in American Disaster Plans,” in The Sociotechnical Constitution of Resilience: A New Perspective in Managing Risk and Disaster, edited by Sulfikar Amir. Palgrave MacMillan. 2018.

Janaki Srinivasan, Megan Finn and Morgan Ames, “Information determinism: The consequences of the faith in information,The Information Society 33(1): 13-22, 2017.

Megan Finn and Elisa Oreglia, “A Fundamentally Confused Document: Situation Reports and the Work of Producing Humanitarian Information,” Proceedings of Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), March 2016. [Winner, Best Paper Award.]

Kate Crawford and Megan Finn. “The limits of crisis data: analytical and ethical challenges of using social and mobile data to understand disasters,” GeoJournal. November 2014.

Megan Finn, Janaki Srinivasan, Rajesh Srinivasan. “Seeing with Paper: Government documents and material participation,” Materiality of information, documents and work Mini-track. HICCS. January 2014. [Winner of best paper award in the “Digital and Social Media” track.]

Megan Finn. “Information Infrastructure and Descriptions of the 1857 Fort Tejon Earthquake. Information and Culture: a Journal of History 48(2), May 2013.

Daniel Kreiss, Megan Finn, and Fred Turner. “The Limits of Peer Production: Some Reminders from Max Weber for the Network Society.”  New Media & Society. 13(2) 243-259, 2011.