I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication 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? My recent projects include ethnographic work on the campaign to defeat North Carolina’s Amendment One and media production at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
I am currently working on second book project, provisionally titled Networked Ward Politics: Parties, Databases, and Campaigning in the Information Age, which is due out with Oxford University Press in the Oxford Studies in Digital Politics series in 2016.