Jesse Sowell

Jesse Sowell



Stanford University

Encina Hall, C246-1

Stanford, CA 94305-6165

(650) 725 4873 (voice)

Research Interests

Political economy of Internet operations, Internet security and public policy, economics of security, operational epistemic regimes, credible knowledge assessment, economics of Internet infrastructure and interconnection, qualitative methods, fieldwork methods


Jesse is an assistant professor in the Department of International Affairs at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. He holds a PhD in technology, management, and policy from the Engineering Systems Division at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Additionally, he holds a master’s degree in technology and policy from MIT, masters’ degrees in criminal justice and computer science from Michigan State University, and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Clemson University. Jesse focuses on understanding the transnational, non-state institutions and governance mechanisms shaping the management of resources critical to Internet operations vis a vis conventional domestic and interstate governance mechanisms. Before arriving at the Bush School, Jesse was a Cybersecurity Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University. He also worked as a research assistant in the Advanced Network Architecture group in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT.