Alison is a activist, scholar, and writer committed to feminist political economic analysis of the digital media landscape. As a Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow and Campaign Organizer at Free Press Alison collaborates with the communications, advocacy and policy staff to engage activists, connect community members, plan and execute campaign events and conduct campaign research. Her 17 years of expertise in media literacy, activism and advocacy work began when she was elected to the Action Coalition for Media Education Board of Directors; she subsequently served as the group’s vice president of media reform, communications director and vice president. Alison has a doctorate in communication from the University of Massachusetts and a master’s in social work from the University of Michigan. As an activist, researcher and educator she focuses on feminist cultural and political economic analysis to challenge systemic oppression and promote equality in the digital media landscape.
Keywords: net neutrality