Kirsten Foot is a Professor of Communication at the University of Washington, and an adjunct/affiliate faculty member in the UW’s Information School, Jackson School of International Studies, and Center for Human Rights. Her research interests center on technologies in various forms of organizing including cross-sector collaboration, and she serves on the steering committee for UW’s Qualitative Multi-Method Research Initiative (QUAL) graduate certificate program. She earned a PhD in Communication from the University of California – San Diego, and a master’s degree in Intercultural Studies from the Wheaton Graduate School. For more info see