Philip N. Howard (Communication, University of Washington)
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Helen Nissenbaum (Media, Culture & Communication and Computer Science , NYU)
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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)
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)
Panel 3: Governance & Digital Media
Panel 4: Gender, Digital Media, and
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”
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"
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”
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”
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"
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"
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”
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?”
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”