Elliott Visconsi is associate provost and chief academic digital officer for the University of Notre Dame, where he is also an associate professor of English. A scholar of early modern English literature, freedom of expression, and First Amendment law, Visconsi’s current research addresses contemporary questions about free speech, democracy, and disinformation in the digital age.
In the Provost’s Office, Visconsi leads strategy and implementation of university-wide learning and teaching initiatives, including online and digital learning, industry-university partnerships, inter-institutional collaborations and other emerging modalities for higher education. His cross-disciplinary, scholarly work on the global information ecosystem examines topics including the “experience architecture” of disinformation – the study of the systems and interactions that direct users’ access to information and shape the impact of their online speech, and how disinformation as a system works.
Visconsi has won a number of distinguished fellowships, including an American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellowship and a Mellon Foundation New Directions Fellowship. He is the co-founder, with Faculty Fellow Patrick Griffin, and director of the Global Dome Exchange Program, a London-based summer PhD accelerator seminar in the humanities, and co-founder and board chair of Luminary Digital Media.
Visconsi holds a PhD in English from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Master of Studies in Law from Yale Law School.