The Berkman academic fellowship is designed to support an early-to-mid career academic conducting research expected to yield valuable data and/or new insights related to Internet and society. The academic fellowship provides a focused opportunity for the production of such works as articles, books, and other considerable contributions to our understanding of cyberspace.
Joseph completed the Master's program in Technology and Policy at MIT. He returned to the MIT Lab for Computer Science as a W3C/IETF Working Group chair and editor. He concluded his graduate studies at NYU's Department of Media, Culture, and Communication with a doctoral dissertation on the history and collaborative culture of Wikipedia. His book about Wikipedia, based on the dissertation, will be available from MIT Press in September 2010.