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Faculty Workshops
Ninth Annual DCC Conference
Graduate Workshops

Faculty Workshops

Opening Event (Sept. 8, 2015)
Cass Sunstein (Harvard Law School)
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Watch Video of "Polarization 2.0".

Philip N. Howard (Communication, University of Washington)
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Watch Video of "Is the Internet of Things Your New Constitution?"

Jennifer Earl (Sociology, University of Arizona)
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Yochai Benkler (Harvard Law School)
View Description. Read SOPA-PIPA Paper. Read Net Neutrality Paper. 
Watch Video of "The Networked Public Sphere".

Kelly Gates (Communications, UC San Diego)
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Watch Video of "Big Data and State Transparency".

Beth Simone Noveck (Jerry Hultin Global Network Professor, NYU)
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Watch Video of "Crowdsourcing Smartly".

Helen Nissenbaum (Media, Culture & Communication and Computer Science , NYU)
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Watch Video of "Must Privacy Give Way to Use Regulation?".

Deen Freelon (School of Communication, American University)
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Watch Video of "From Hashtag to Movement".

Gabriella Coleman (McGill University)
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Watch Video of "Weapons of the Geek".


9th Annual DCC Conference (5/6/2016)

Digital Media and the Future(s) of Democracy

Panel 1: Democracy, Development and State
Building in the Digital Media

Chair: Guobin Yang (Communication and Sociology, UPenn)
Lisa Poggiali (Penn DCC Postdoctoral Fellow)
Zeynep Tufekci (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Discussant: Marwan Kraidy (Communication, UPenn)
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Panel 2: Citizenship, Engagement & Digital Media

Chair: Michael X. Delli Carpini (Communication, UPenn)
Daniel Kreiss 
(University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Daniela Stockmann (Leiden University)
Discussant: Victor Pickard (Communication, UPenn)
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Panel 3: Governance & Digital Media

Chair: Nikhil Anand
Paula Chakravartty 
(New York University)
Jennifer Pan (Stanford University)
Discussant: Jacque deLisle (Penn Law)
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Panel 4: Gender, Digital Media, and
Democratic Development

Chair: Sharrona Pearl (Communication, UPenn)
Rena Bivens
 (Carleton University)
Lisa McLaughlin (Miami University)
Discussant: Nancy Hirschmann (Political Science, UPenn)
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Graduate Workshops

Constitution Making and Un-Making:
Democratic Reform, Past and Present

Robinson Woodward-Burns (Political Science, UPenn): “Experience Must Be Our Only Guide: Constitutional Decentralization and Instability at the American Founding”
Jan Smolenski (Politics, The New School): “Semi-Federalism, Multi-Stage Constituent Process, and Diffused Popular Sovereignty: The Principles and Implications of the Making of 1780 Constitution in Massachusetts”
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Saving Democracy? Economic and
Technological Answers to Political Problems

Alexander Arnold (History, NYU): "Democratic Economic Governance in an Era of Crisis: The Limits and Possibilities of the Economic Thought of the French New Left"
Ashley Gorham (Political Science, UPenn): "The Well-Informed Citizen: A Critique"
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States of Surveillance

Tali Ziv (Anthropology, UPenn): "’It be hard just existing’: Affective Precarity andInstitutional Surveillance in Philadelphia's Inner-city”
Alex Hazanov (History, UPenn): “Foreign Visitors in the Late Soviet Union, the KGB and the Limits of Surveillance”
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Beyond Borders: Citizenship,
National Belonging and the Law

Allison Powers Useche (History, Columbia University): “The Standard of Civilization on Trial at the US Mexico Claims Commission, 1923-1937”
Elspeth Wilson (Political Science, UPenn): “Islands of Civic Exclusion: Puerto Rico, U.S.Global Imperialism, and the Insular Cases”
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Immigration: Economics, Policy, and Politics

Sarah Coleman (History, Princeton): “'To reward the wrong way is not the American way:” Welfare, Immigrants’ Rights and the Battle over Benefits 1990 -1997"
Alberto Ciancio (Economics, UPenn): "The Economics of Local Immigration Enforcement in the United States"
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Experts, Ideas, and Policy

Negar Razavi (Anthro, UPenn): “'Off the Record and in the Loop': An Ethnography of the Washington Foreign Policy Establishment"
Kristian Taketomo (History, UPenn): "Urbanization as Development: Modernization and “The City” in Postwar America"
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Political Economies and the State

Emma Teitelman (History, UPenn):  “Mining for Sovereignty in the Civil-War West”
Sid Rothstein (Political Science, UPenn): “The Constitution of Employer Discretion”
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Ideologies of Race and Slavery

Westenley Alcenat  (History, Columbia University): “Between Slaves and Citizens: Free Blacks and the Transformation of Citizenship in the Age of Revolutions, 1776-1840”
Dani Holtz (History, UPenn): “Who are the True Conservatives?”
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Health Care and Civic Belonging

Matthew Kavanagh (Poli Sci, UPenn): “Constitutionalizing Health: Rights, Democracy & Public Policy in South Africa”
Ashley Tallevi (Poli Sci, UPenn): “Out of Sight, Out of Mind? Measuring the Effects of Privatization on Medicaid Self-Reporting”
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