I’m a campaign strategist and digital rights advocate, and I’m currently a non-resident fellow at Stanford’s Digital Civil Society Lab, where I’m building a “digital security exchange” to coordinate the digital security community and help it be more responsive to the needs of high-risk communities and civil society organizations.
For more than a decade — as advocacy director at Access Now, campaign director at Free Press, managing editor of Change.org and associate editor of techPresident and Personal Democracy Forum — I’ve provided strategic leadership in global efforts to protect free expression online, secure strong open internet rules, reign in overreaching government surveillance, and otherwise protect the rights of at-risk internet users.
I hold an MFA in Integrated Media Arts from Hunter College, City University of New York, where I was an early proponent and analyst of the use of emergent social platforms for political and social advocacy.
I live in Northampton, MA with my wife and three kids.
— Josh Levy