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Patricia Adriana Vargas Leon

The Fletcher School, Tufts University
Post-Doc
Washington D.C. Metro Area
Patricia is a Post-Doc at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and a  Visiting Fellow in the Information Society Project (ISP) at Yale Law School. Her research focuses on the legal and policy frameworks for privacy protections on the use of metadata. Before coming to Fletcher,   she also conducted research about the legal, policy, and technical aspects surrounding extreme forms of control over the Internet infrastructure and the Internet protocol, such as the  “Internet kill switch.”
Additionally, Patricia has explored the consequences of applying current international legal agreements, such as the sea law, over cyberspace, and jurisprudential attempts to control the Domain Name System (DNS). She has spoken in numerous conferences, such as the International Studies Association (ISA), the Research Conference on Communications, Information, and Internet (TPRC), the Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GIGANET), Internet Law Works-in-Progress, and the United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF). Patricia was also a fellow in the European Summer School on Internet Governance and the South School on Internet Governance and was selected as a Google Policy Fellow to conduct network neutrality research in Argentina.
Patricia holds a Ph.D. in Information Science and Technology and an M.S. from the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University and a law degree from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru. Before her Ph.D., she practiced law for seven years and worked as a consultant for the Division of Ocean Affairs of the Law of the Sea.