2009
Alumni (National Fellow)

David Karpf

National Fellow
Degrees:
B.A. Oberlin College (2002)
M.A. University of Pennsylvania (2006)
Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania (2009)
Fields of Interest:
Media and The Press
Science and Technology

Thesis Description:

Network-Enhanced Goods and Internet-Mediated Organizations: The Internet’s Effects on Political Participation, Organization, and Mobilization
Karpf’s dissertation argued that the Internet is enabling new forms of political association, engaging geographically diffuse communities-of-interest in a host of participatory activities that were infeasible under previous information regimes. He discussed how this is leading to the emergence of internet-mediated organizations that take advantage of the online environment to construct novel solutions to traditional collective action problems. In 2009, Karpf earned his Ph.D in Political Science from UPenn.

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