Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: Media Production Center 100, American University Washington DC
How are actors in the public sphere shaping new media? How is participation in democracy impacted by these new technologies? Daniel Kreiss addresses these emerging topics in his book, "Taking Our Country Back: The Crafting of Networked Politics from Howard Dean to Barack Obama". On Nov. 27 Kreiss will come to AU and present his findings on the untold history of new media and Democratic political campaigning over the last decade.
The Center will host Kreiss, through our Visiting Scholar series, as we continue to facilitate important conversations between up-and-coming academic thinkers focusing their work on public media. Kreiss' research is critical for both media makers and political enthusiasts as his work spans the interdisciplinary fields of communications, sociology and political science.
Before coming to Carolina, Kreiss was a postdoctoral associate in law and fellow of the Information Society Project — an intellectual center at Yale Law School addressing the implications of new information technologies for law and society. At the Information Society Project, Kreiss pursued a number research projects on new media, political privacy and the regulation of the networked public sphere. Kreiss' research has appeared in New Media & Society, Critical Studies in Media Communication, the Journal of Information Technology and Politics and the International Journal of Communication, among other journals. He holds a PhD from Stanford University.