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Nathan Schneider      

Co-operative Advocate, Journalist, Author and Media Studies Professor at Univesity of Boulder-Colorado

Nathan Schneider is an assistant media studies professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder and a journalist who writes about religion, technology, and resistance. His current project is an exploration of models for democratic ownership and governance for online platforms in the wake of a major conference he co-organized at the New School in 2015, Platform Cooperative.

He is the author of,Everything for Everyone: The Radical Tradition that Is Shaping the Next Economy, Ours to Hack and to Own: The Rise of Platform Cooperativism, a New Vision for the Future of Work and a Fairer Internet, God in Proof: The Story of a Search from the Ancients to the Internet, and Thank You, Anarchy: Notes from the Occupy Apocalypse. His articles have appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education, The New Republic, Harper’s Magazine, The Nation, The Catholic Worker, Religion Dispatches and other outlets. He writes a column for America, a national Catholic weekly, as well as a finance column for Vice magazine. Media appearances have included The Takeaway, Democracy Now, On Being, HuffPost Live and The Brian Lehrer Show.

As an editor, Schneider co-founded the news website Waging Nonviolence and helped relaunch the online literary magazine Killing the Buddha. He has also helped organize projects with the Social Science Research Council about religion and media since 2008, including The Immanent Frame and Frequencies.

Schneider holds two degrees in religious studies, a master’s from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a bachelor’s degree from Brown University.


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