Eszter Hargittai

Eszter Hargittai
Eszter Hargittai
Professor, Northwestern University

Eszter Hargittai (PhD Princeton Sociology) is Delaney Family Professor in the Communication Studies Department and Faculty Associate of the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University where she heads the Web Use Project. She is also affiliated with the Programs in Science in Human Culture, and Human Development and Social Policy, and the Sociology Department. Her research looks at how people may benefit from their digital media uses with a particular focus on how differences in people's Web-use skills influence what they do online. She has looked at these questions in the domains of information seeking, health content, political participation, job search, the sharing of creative content, and privacy management. Hargittai's work has received awards from several professional associations as well as Northwestern, for her research, her teaching and mentoring, and her engagement with the public. She has published over 70 academic papers and several opeds. In addition to having presented her work across the US, she has also given invited talks in 15 countries on four continents. She is co-editor, with Christian Sandvig, of Digital Research Confidential (The MIT Press, 2015), which presents a behind-the-scenes look at doing empirical social science research in the digital age. Her work has been supported by National Science Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Nokia, Google, Facebook, and Merck, among others.

Speaking in

Week 4: Web Literacy as a Barrier And Pathway to Equity
Eszter Hargittai, An-Me Chung
5:30pm to 8:00pm

CERAS 101 - The Learning Hall, 520 Galvez Mall, Stanford, CA 94305

  • Eszter Hargittai
  • An-Me Chung

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