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Eszter Hargittai is Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Faculty Associate of the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University where she heads the Web Use Project. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Princeton University where she was a Wilson Scholar. Before joining the faculty at Northwestern, she was a post-doctoral fellow at the Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton. In 2006/07 she was a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford.

Her research focuses on the social and policy implications of information technologies with a particular interest in how IT may contribute to or alleviate social inequalities. Her research projects have looked at differences in people's Web-use skills, the evolution of search engines and the organization and presentation of online content, political uses of information technologies, and how IT are influencing the types of cultural products people consume.

In addition to her academic articles, her work has also been featured on CNNfn, the BBC's Web site and several national dailies. Her work has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the Markle Foundation, the Dan David Foundation and the Russell Sage Foundation, among others.


News

Thursday, May 26, 2011

61st Annual Conference of the International Communication Association

Attending ICA 2011 this week and trying to figure out which sessions to take in? A number of Berkman Center people are also participating in ICA 2011... More

Friday, Jan 30, 2009

Design a cover for Eszter Hargittai's new book!

Eszter Hargittai, a sociologist and communication scholar who teaches research methods in the Media, Technology and Society program at Northwestern University, and who is… More

Tuesday, Oct 30, 2007

Berkman Luncheon Series: Eszter Hargittai on "Digital Na(t)ives? Skill and Internet Use"

Early this afternoon, Eszter Hargittai of Northwestern University discussed "Digital Na(t)ives? Skill and Internet Use" as part of the Berkman Center's weekly luncheon discussion… More


Courses

Seminar on Research Methods on Internet and Society - Fall + Spring 2009

The Internet, digital media and new computational tools raise new challenges while also offering new opportunities for ways to study our social world and the social, political,… More


Events

Jan 21, 2014 @ 12:30 PM

Internet Skills and Wikipedia's Gender Inequality

with Eszter Hargittai and Aaron Shaw, Northwestern University

Eszter and Aaron will speak about their research on the normal, daily use of the web as well as organization and mobilization within web communities. More

Feb 22, 2011 @ 12:30 PM

The Internet, Young Adults and Political Participation around the 2008 Presidential Elections

Eszter Hargittai and Aaron Shaw, Berkman Fellows

Based on unique survey data of a diverse group or young adults with unusually high representation of racial and ethnic minorities from Spring 2009, Eszter Hargittai and Aaron Shaw… More

Jun 23, 2009 @ 12:30 PM

Skill Matters: The Role of User Savvy in Different Levels of Online Engagement

Eszter Hargittai, Berkman Fellow

Much enthusiasm surrounds the opportunities made available by digital media for people to express themselves and participate in the public sphere without having to go through… More

Oct 30, 2007 @ 12:30 PM

Digital Na(t)ives- Skill and Internet Use

Eszter Hargittai of Northwestern University

Eszter Hargittai of Northwestern University lead a talk on "Digital Na(t)ives? Skill and Internet Use" examining trends in internet usage dependent upon socioeconomic factors and… More