The topic of ‘Global Citizen’ will be overseen by Nicole Starosielski, Associate Professor, New York University. Sessions under this topic will address environmental concerns and considerations to be aware of and integrate into processes, conservation efforts that impact installation and maintenance.

Additional areas to be covered include:

  • How to fill the skilled labor gap?
  • How to attract more female employees?
  • How to harness the power of renewable energy sources?
  • Environmental planning

The topics of the Global Citizen area–environment, energy, education, awareness, and the people of the cable industry–are critical to the industry’s future. I am excited and looking forward to supporting the people working on these important developments as well as the SubOptic Papers Committee.

– Nicole Starosielski, Associate Professor
New York, University

Papers Vice Chair, Global Citizen
Nicole Starosielski, Associate Professor
New York University

Nicole Starosielski is Associate Professor in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University. Her research is focused on the history of the cable industry and the social aspects of submarine cable construction and maintenance. She is author of The Undersea Network (2015) and co-editor of Signal Traffic: Critical Studies of Media Infrastructure (2015). She received her PhD from the University of California-Santa Barbara, and formerly held a position as Assistant Professor at Miami University of Ohio.