Pawel Popiel, Ph.D.
- George Gerbner Postdoctoral Fellow
Pawel Popiel’s research examines the politics of platform regulation and communications policy. He studies how stakeholders engage and try to shape policy governing digital communications, particularly in areas of antitrust, net neutrality, and privacy.
Pawel Popiel is the 2021-23 George Gerbner Postdoctoral Fellow at the Annenberg School. His work focuses on the political economy and regulation of digital media and communication technologies. His current research examines the politics and the blurring lines of competition law and policy in media and digital platform sectors. His work has been published in journals like Information, Communication & Society, Policy & Internet, Critical Studies in Media Communication, and Journal of Digital Media & Policy, in edited books, and he has contributed to several policy reports. His recent co-authored report, which assesses challenges facing data protection regulators in the Global South, won the Future of Privacy Forum’s (FPF) 2023 Privacy Papers for Policymakers award. He obtained his Ph.D. at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, and holds a B.A. in Political Science from McGill University and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin.
- B.A., McGill University
- M.A., University of Texas at Austin
- Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
"Regulating Datafication and Platformization: Policy Silos and Tradeoffs in International Platform Inquiries." Policy & Internet, March 2022.
“Platforms’ Governance: Analyzing Digital Platforms’ Policy Preferences.” Global Perspectives, 2021.
“Lost in Translation? Theorizing Public Influence on Policymaking via the 2018 Net Neutrality Repeal.” Critical Studies in Media Communication, 2020.
“Let’s Talk about Regulation: The Influence of the Revolving Door and Partisanship on FCC Regulatory Discourses.” Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 2020.
“The Tech Lobby: Tracing the Contours of New Media Elite Lobbying Power.” Communication, Culture and Critique, 2018.
“The Media Democracy Agenda: The Strategy and Legacy of FCC Commissioner Michael J. Copps.” Benton Foundation, 2018.
“Media Policy Research and Practice: Insights and Interventions — Introductions.” International Journal of Communication, 2017.
- COMM 2991 (formerly 290-301) Special Topics // Digital Platforms, Power, and Policy
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