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Doctoral Student Elisabetta Ferrari Studies Activism and Technology

Ferrari researches how social movements use digital technologies, and how activists think about technology personally and politically.


#QIS2: The Second Queer Internet Studies Symposium Held at Penn

Co-organized by Jessa Lingel, #QIS2 was a space to envision what Queer Internet Studies might look like.

Undergraduate News

Michael Kleiman (C’06) Speaks About Documentary Filmmaking

Kleiman directed "The Last Survivor" and "Web," both award-winning documentaries.

Call for Abstracts: ICA Preconference on Varieties of Publics and Counterpublics

This preconference aims to reinvigorate scholarly debates about publics and public spheres and their implications for democratic politics.


Aymar Jean Christian (Ph.D. ’12) Launches Web Series “Two Queens in a Kitchen” To Showcase LGBTQ Artists of Color

The series features artists, LGBTQ identifying individuals, and people of color discussing important social issues while making a healthy snack.

Faculty News

Emile Bruneau Meets With Dalai Lama Through United States Institute for Peace Delegation

Bruneau traveled to India to accompany a United States Institute of Peace delegation of 28 youth activists.


New Book by Marwan Kraidy: The Naked Blogger of Cairo

Kraidy's 10th book explores the creative insurgency behind the Arab Spring: its self-immolations, graffiti, puppetry, videos, slogans, and satire.


New Book by Guobin Yang Explores the Red Guard Generation in China

Yang explores what happened to the "sent-down" generation and how their experiences shaped China for decades to come.

Undergraduate News

Undergraduates Become Consultants in Joan Garry’s Course on Nonprofit Communication

Student teams work with local non-profits to design and help implement a comprehensive communication strategy.