Brown University

Owlsmcgee is a Visiting Scholar at Brown University during 2017-2018, focused on improving Wikipedia’s coverage of ethnic studies topics. He is sponsored by the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage.

Since becoming a Wikipedian around 2015, Owlsmcgee has made substantial contributions to a number of articles on Japanese culture, women in the arts, and political prisoners. He earned a masters degree in Global Communications from the London School of Economics in 2013, where he focused on media portrayals of ethnic minorities and migrant communities in Japan and the UK.

Highlights: black cowboys, Canales investigation, Cockstock Iincident, Oregon black exclusion laws.

Read Owlsmcgee’s reflections about his Visiting Scholars experience here, and blog posts about his work here and here.