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Book:  State Power 2.0
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Book: State Power 2.0

Digital media and online social networking applications have changed the way in which dissent is organized with social movement leaders using online applications and digital content systems to organize collective action, activate local protest groups, network with international social movements and share their political perspectives. In the past, authoritarian regimes […]

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Video: Inaugural Lecture at UW, “Research Adventures from Grad School to Present”

My department has started a new lecture series for faculty who get promoted to full professor, called Inaugural Lectures.  Mine was called “What Actually Happened Was Much Stranger: Research Adventures From Grad School to the Present” and was delivered October 30th. And here’s audio only:  

Twitter’s influence mounts as reach grows
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Twitter’s influence mounts as reach grows

Helped the prolific Rob Lever with quotable quote in his piece for AFP. Philip Howard, who heads the Digital Activism Research Project at the University of Washington, said Twitter “is still one of the most important social networking tools for democracy advocates.” Howard told AFP that authoritarian regimes have cracked […]

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Lead with the Prostitutes

Last week I gave my “inaugural lecture” at UW, an honor that allowed me to talk about some of the tough parts of research and the darker / funnier parts of my own path through grad school. There is a write up on the Department page for the event and […]