I'm Dr. Bryan Behrenshausen, an independent scholar in Durham, North Carolina. I work for Red Hat, the world's largest open source software company, as a writer and editor on

Here's my resume, as well as a more formal CV.


I've recently completed my doctoral dissertation, Information in Formation, about the cultural politics of "information." I'll link to it when it's available in my university's official archive.

A running list of my writing on open source culture is always available at

Journals like Games and Culture, New Media & Society, and Cultural Studies have published my research.

I'm the Managing Editor for the journal Cultural Studies and a production editor at Capacious.

Here's my ORCiD.


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