About

Jonah Bossewitch, PhD is an educator, technologist and an activist who lives and works in New York City. He currently works at Vibrant Emotional Health (formerly Mental Health Association of New York City) as the Director of Software Architecture and Applications. He also organizes around mental health issues and is part of the faculty at the Institute for the Development of Human Arts.

Jonah studied Communications at Columbia University and in 2016 defended his doctoral dissertation, Dangerous Gifts: Towards a New Wave of Psychiatric Resistance, which examines significant shifts in the politics of psychiatric resistance and mental health activism. He has been organizing around radical mental health issues for over a decade, and cares deeply about the environment, social justice and privacy.

He has over 15 years of experience as a professional software architect, designer, and developer. He is an active free/open source contributor whose technical interests include Linux, Python, Content/Learning Management, and Social Software. He loves to bike ride, travel, scuba dive, and play the bass. He earned a masters in Communication and Education at Teachers College (’07) and graduated  from Princeton University (’97) with a BA Cum Laude in Philosophy, and certificates in Computer Science and Cognitive Studies.

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