Kris Shaffer, PhD, is a data scientist and Technical Director, Web Intelligence for Yonder. He co-authored “The Tactics and Tropes of the Internet Research Agency“, a report prepared for the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence about Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election on social media. Kris has consulted for multiple U.S. government agencies, non-profits, and universities on matters related to digital disinformation, data ethics, and digital pedagogy.
Kris’s book, Data versus Democracy: How Big Data Algorithms Shape Opinions and Alter the Course of History, will be published July 2019 by Apress.
In a former (professional) life, Kris was an academic and digital humanist. He has taught courses in music theory and cognition, computer science, and digital studies at Yale University, the University of Colorado–Boulder, the University of Mary Washington, and Charleston Southern University. He holds a PhD from Yale University.