Professor Tonya M. Evans has received a prestigious five-year Co-Hire appointment by the Penn State Institute for Computational and Data Sciences to add to her current tenured appointment at Penn State Dickinson Law School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The appointment begins on July 1, 2022.
This joint appointment with ICDS is a major milestone in Penn State Dickinson Law’s commitment to interdisciplinary research in the Penn State system. Professor Evans’ research focuses on the legal, policy, and economic justice implications of new technologies and innovation; specifically, distributed ledger technologies, cryptocurrencies and other cryptographically secured digital assets including non-fungible tokens (NFTs), decentralized finance (DeFi), and decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs). Legal considerations include intellectual property, regulatory frameworks, and cross-border dispute resolution mechanisms. ICDS is a vibrant community of interdisciplinary researchers working on issues of significant importance to the research community with worldwide impact.
Professor Evans has authored two forthcoming law review articles related to her interdisciplinary work: The Genesis of Creative Justice: Disintermediating Creativity, 26 Lewis & Clark Law Review 3 (2022) and De-Gentrified Black Genius: Blockchain, Copyright & the Disintermediation of Creativity, 49 Pepperdine L. Rev. 101 (2022).
She will be discussing her findings on creative and economic justice in the metaverse on an upcoming episode of PBS NewsHour and also in a Twitter Spaces event on March 4th hosted by the Wall Street Journal.
Speaking inquiries: Gravity Speakers Bureau
PR/Media inquiries: Advantage Evans Media Query Form
Tech Intersect Podcast with Prof. Evans: Listen and subscribe here