Michael Gossett is manager of strategic initiatives and planning for the Public Knowledge program. In this role, he assists the program officer in shaping the vision for the program, implementing ongoing and new initiatives, and developing grant proposals.
Mr. Gossett joined the Public Knowledge team in 2017, where, as senior program associate, he managed and developed a portfolio of grants in the areas of digital preservation, web archiving, and digital scholarship and publishing. From 2013 to 2017, he served in a variety of grants and data management positions with the Foundation's operations team.
His research practice explores the future of literary archives as well as the cultivation of bottom-up, participatory forms of data stewardship—such as community data trusts—in a library and archives context.
From 2021 to 2022, he was an incubator member at NEW INC, the New Museum's cultural incubator for people working at the intersection of art, design, and technology. He is currently pursuing an MA in digital humanities at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Maryland at College Park and a BA in English from Rhodes College.