Todd Wolfson

Sociocultural Anthropologist and Media Mobilizing Project Co-Founder

Trained as a sociocultural anthropologist, Todd Wolfson is an assistant professor in the department of journalism and media studies at Rutgers University. Todd’s research focuses on the convergence of media, globalization and social movements. Currently he is finishing a book-length manuscript entitled Cyber Left: Indymedia and the Making of 21st-Century Struggle. Todd is also the principal investigator on an ethnographic study focused on broadband adoption in poor and working-class communities in Philadelphia.

Todd co-founded the Media Mobilizing Project in Philadelphia. MMP is working to build a media, education and organizing infrastructure that will cohere and amplify the growing movement of poor and working people in Philadelphia and beyond. Todd is also an adjunct research fellow at the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute and he sits on the board of multiple organizations across the Philadelphia region.

Todd previously worked in the labor movement and spent three years working in sub-Saharan Africa. The John L. and James S. Knight Foundation, the National Telecommunication and Information Administration and the Social Science Research Council have all supported Todd’s research and work in the community.

People + Policy

= Positive Change for the Public Good

people + policy = Positive Change for the Public Good