I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Media and Journalism and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

In Taking Our Country Back: The Crafting of Networked Politics From Howard Dean to Barack Obama and a series of journal articles I ask questions such as: how have technologies impacted opportunities for participation in electoral politics and civic affairs? How do new media technologies shape, and how are they shaped by, the actors in the public sphere? How do the forms of social organization made possible by new media rework our understandings and expectations of the state, law, and politics?

I am currently working on second book project, provisionally titled Prototype Politics: The Making and Unmaking of Technological Innovation in the Republican and Democratic Parties, 2000-2014, which is due out with Oxford University Press in the Oxford Studies in Digital Politics series in 2016.

(Amazing cartoon by @Dan_CARINO)