Research Publications


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

Refereed Publications

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.

Ito, Mizuko, Sonja Baumer, Matteo Bittanti, danah boyd, Rachel Cody, Becky Herr, Heather A. Horst, Patricia G. Lange, Dilan Mahendran, Katynka Martinez, C.J. Pascoe, Dan Perkel, Laura Robinson, Christo Sims, and Lisa Tripp. (with Judd Antin, Megan Finn, Arthur Law, Annie Manion, Sarai Mitnick, Dave Schlossberg and Sarita Yardi). Hanging Out, Messing Around, Geeking Out: Living and Learning with New Media. Cambridge: MIT Press. 2010. My masters research contributed to the book.  I wrote the section “The Techne-Mentor” pp59-60.

Henry Chesbrough, Shane Ahern, Megan Finn, & Shane Guarrez. Business Models for Technology in the Developing World: The Role of Non-Governmental Organizations. California Management Review 48(3): 48-61. 2006

Nancy Van House, Marc Davis, Morgan Ames, Megan Finn, & Vijay Viswanathan. The Uses of Personal Networked Digital Imaging: An Empirical Study of Cameraphone Photos and Sharing. In Extended Abstracts of CHI 2005, ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM Press, April 2005.

Marc Davis, Nancy Van House, Jeff Towle, Simon King, Shane Ahern, Carrie Burgener, Dan Perkel, Megan Finn, Vijay Viswanathan, and Matthew Rothenberg. “MMM2: Mobile Media Metadata for Media Sharing.” In Extended Abstracts of CHI 2005, ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM Press, April 2005.     

Edited Volumes

Megan Finn and Ben Light, editors, “AoIR [Association of Internet Researchers] Special Issue,” Information, Communication and Society 19(6). March 2016.

Megan Finn and Ben Light, “Introduction: Imagining the InternetInformation, Communication and Society 19(6). March 2016.