Jonathan Pace

Jonathan Pace was a postdoctoral fellow in the Digital Civil Society Lab (2018-2019, 2019-2020). He received his PhD from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. His work centers on the role of regulations and institutions on the internet. He takes up this topic in two research areas: electronic commerce and internet history. In his work on electronic commerce, he studies the regulatory architecture of online markets and the structural development of the digital economy. In his work on internet history, he studies the political culture of technology groups and the relationship between the internet and the state. He is currently writing a book on the history of cyberlibertarianism, or the idea that the internet should never be regulated and should never be the object of state involvement. Read more about his research at