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Shinjoung Yeo (PhD. U of Illinois Urbana Champaign) is Assistant Professor of Media Studies at Queens College, City University of New York. Her research is focused on the political economy of the global information and communication industry, encompassing geopolitics, labor, network infrastructures, and cultural and information provision. She has published several articles and book chapters including “Tech Companies and Public Health Care in the Ruins of COVID,” “Access Now, but for Whom and at What Cost?,” “Artists in Tech Cities,” “Science and Engineering in Digital Capitalism,” “From Paper Mill to Google Data Center,” and “Powered By Google: Widening Access and Tightening Corporate Control.” She has forthcoming books Behind the Search Box: Google and the Global Internet Industry from University of Illinois Press (April 2023), and Baidu: Not Just Chinese Google (Winter 2022).
Shinjoung is a recovering academic librarian. Prior to entering into academia, she was a librarian at the Stanford University Library. Shinjoung is a founding member of FGI and Radical Reference, a collective of volunteer library workers who use their professional skills to answer information needs from the general public, independent journalists, and activists. She was named 2005 Library Journal Mover & Shaker with her partner James R. Jacobs.