Dr. J. Nathan Matias

Founder · CivilServant civilservant.io
Postdoctoral Research Associate · Princeton University
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I am a computational social scientist who works with millions of people in citizen behavioral science toward a safer, fairer, more understanding internet. I advance this work through CivilServant and as a postdoc at Princeton University departments of Psychology, Center for Information Technology Policy, and Sociology.

In 2017, I completed my Ph.D. at the MIT Media Lab with Ethan Zuckerman on the governance of human and machine behavior in an experimenting society. Before MIT, I worked in tech startups that have reached over a billion phones, helped start a series of education and journalistic charities, and studied postcolonial literature at the University of Cambridge and Elizabethtown College. My writings have appeared in The Atlantic, PBS, the Guardian, and other international media.