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Brenden Kuerbis

  • PHD
  • Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Georgia Institute of Technology School of Public Policy
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information science and technologypolitical economyinternational affairsstandardsInternet securityInternet governance


Dr. Brenden Kuerbis is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Public Policy and a former Fellow in Internet Security Governance at the Citizen Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. His research focuses on the governance of Internet identifiers (e.g., domain names, IP addresses). Dr Kuerbis is currently researching governance structures to secure Internet routing as part of a NSF Secure and Trustworthy Computing (SaTC) project. His dissertation examined efforts of United States government agencies to secure the domain name and routing systems (i.e., DNSSEC, RPKI) incorporating theories of principal-agent delegation and standardization, and social network analysis techniques. Dr. Kuerbis is a regular contributor to the Internet Governance Project (IGP), a leading source for coverage and analysis of the political economy of global Internet policy. The IGP puts research expertise into practical action by participating directly in Internet governance debates and institutions. Kuerbis is active in the Noncommercial Users Constituency (NCUC) at ICANN, having served on its Executive Committee, and participates in ICANN’s Cross Community Working Group to develop an IANA transition proposal and its 2015 Nominating Committee. His work has been presented at TPRC, ICA, ITS, ISA, and iSchool Conference, and appeared in academic and popular press including: International Studies Review, Telecommunications Policy, info, Communications & Strategies, The Information Society, the International Journal of Communication, Forbes, Washington Internet Daily, Circle ID, and in the book, Opening Standards: The Global Politics of Interoperability, by MIT Press. Kuerbis holds a Ph.D. in information studies from Syracuse University, an MBA, MSIT from University of Denver, and a B.A. in international affairs from the University of Colorado Boulder.

Co-authors (7)

Publications (5)

Professional experience

Postdoctoral Fellow

Georgia Institute of Technology School of Public Policy

August 2015 - Present

Postdoctoral Researcher

Syracuse University School of Information Studies

August 2014 - July 2015(a year)

Research Consultant

Syracuse University, NY USA

April 2011 - June 2014(3 years)

Postdoctoral Fellow in Internet Security Governance

Citizen Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

June 2011 - September 2012(a year)

Education history


School of Information Studies, Syracuse University

August 2002 - May 2011(9 years)


University of Denver

August 2000 - August 2001(a year)


University of Denver

August 1998 - May 2000(2 years)

BA, International Affairs

University of Colorado

August 1988 - December 1992(4 years)