Elena Cryst

Elena Cryst, MA, MBA

  • Deputy Director, Stanford Internet Observatory

Biography

Elena Cryst brings eight years of program development and management experience to the Internet Observatory. She joined the Observatory in 2019 from the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) where she was Director of Programs. In that role, she launched SIEPR's first-in-class Predoctoral Research Fellows program, a two year postbaccalaureate program in economics. She additionally built operational efficiences for SIEPR's numerous research programs. She is returning to FSI where she previously held roles as the Student Programs Manager, creating FSI's Student Programs, and as a research program associate for the Poverty, Violence and Governance Lab.

Elena received her BA with honors in International Relations and MA in Latin American Studies, both from Stanford University, and her MBA from the University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business.

publications

White Papers
February 2021

Sockpuppets Target Nagorno-Karabakh (TAKEDOWN)

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Sockpuppets Target Nagorno-Karabakh (TAKEDOWN)
White Papers
April 2021

Self-harm Policies and Internet Platforms

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Self-harm Policies and Internet Platforms
White Papers
January 2021

Contours and Controversies of Parler

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Contours and Controversies of Parler

In The News

collage of photos including group shot of SIO staff and of the Stanford Dish
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The Stanford Internet Observatory Turns Three

SIO releases its annual report summarizing its first three years of research, teaching and policy and laying the path for the years to come.
The Stanford Internet Observatory Turns Three
The cover image of the Virality Project Report. An illustration shows a wave of phones and computers turning red as they share misleading information.
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New Report Provides Inside Look and Lessons from Monitoring COVID-19 Anti-Vaccine Narratives

The Virality Project final report finds recycled anti-vaccine narratives and viral content driven by recurring actors.
New Report Provides Inside Look and Lessons from Monitoring COVID-19 Anti-Vaccine Narratives
the cover of the first issue of the journal of online trust and safety featuring a stylized picture of fiber optic cables and the logo of the journal
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The first issue of the Journal of Online Trust and Safety

The journal of Online Trust and Safety published its inaugural issue on Thursday, October 28.
The first issue of the Journal of Online Trust and Safety
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