Today we’re very pleased to announce two new members of the Wikimedia Foundation Advisory Board.

Mimi Ito is a cultural anthropologist examining children and youth’s changing relationships to media and communications. She is an Associate Researcher with the University of California Humanities Research Institute with appointments in the Department of Anthropology and the Department of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine.

Jing Wang is an author and editor of seven books, Professor of Chinese Cultural Studies at MIT and founder and organizer of MIT’s New Media Action Lab. She is also an affiliated faculty with MIT’s Comparative Media Studies. In spring 2009, Professor Wang launched an NGO 2.0 project in collaboration with two Chinese universities, three Chinese NGOs, and three corporate partners including Ogilvy & Mather China and Frog Design.

The Foundation’s Advisory Board consists of an international network of experts and advisors in a range of topics, including technology, education, law, media and communications and philanthropy. The Advisory Board provides strategic advice to the Foundation and to the Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

Welcome, Mimi and Jing!

Jay Walsh, Communications