Welcome to the Yale-NYU Wikipedia Project web site. This is the home of the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded study of how academics and academic subjects are represented on Wikipedia. Titled, “Wikipedia and the Democratization of Academic Knowledge, the study is being directed by Professors Julia Adams of Yale University and Hannah Brückner of NYU Abu Dhabi.”
Adams and Brückner’s research focuses on how Wikipedia represents the academic enterprise as a window into the shaping of knowledge more generally. The research is meticulously comparing the structure and demography of scientific, humanities and social scientific disciplines with their Wikipedia entries to better understand the development of the online encyclopedia.