Sarah Manski is a scholar of technology and political economy at George Mason University and the founder of the International Society of Blockchain Scholars. She studies technology as a site of social struggle and a force for democratization. For twenty-five years, she worked as activist, journalist, and researcher on projects for empowering workers. She advises foundations, conducts research for the P2P Foundation and the George Mason University Center for Social Science Research, and serves as an Expert Reviewer for the National Science Foundation. She holds a PhD in global studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara.