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Corinna di Gennaro is a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society and a Research Associate at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) at the University of Oxford. She is a sociologist working on the social implications of Internet adoption and use for civic and political engagement. Her main expertise is in political sociology, survey analysis and quantitative methods of social research. At the Berkman, Corinna is working on the Digital Natives project and on her research on social capital and political participation, with a particular focus on how young people are using new information and communication technologies to become politically engaged.

Prior to joining the Berkman, Corinna was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2006-2007) at the USC Annenberg Center for Communication at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and Survey Research Officer (2004-2006) at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) at the University of Oxford, where she worked on the design and analysis of the 2005 Oxford Internet Survey (OxIS), the British component of the World Internet Project (WIP), an international project coordinated by the USC Center for the Digital Future, which explores Internet adoption and use across 25 countries by carrying out longitudinal and cross-sectional survey analysis of Internet users and non-users.

Corinna holds a D.Phil in Sociology (2004) from the University of Oxford, with a dissertation on “Social Capital and Political Participation in Britain”, an M.Phil in Sociology (2000) from the University of Oxford and a B.Sc. in Sociology (1998) from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

You can find more information about Corinna’s publications and research here.

Projects & Tools


Internet and Democracy

The Internet and Democracy Project is an initiative that will examine how the Internet influences democratic norms and modes, including its impact on civil society, citizen media,…


Oct 3, 2007 @ 8:54 PM

"Reconfiguring Friendships: Social Relationships and the Internet" / "Open Documents and Democracy"

Corinna di Gennaro, Berkman Fellow, and Laura DeNardis, ISP Fellow

Corinna di Gennaro, Berkman Fellow will present "Reconfiguring Friendships: Social Relationships and the Internet" and Laura DeNardis, ISP Fellow, will discuss "Open Documents and…