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David A Karpf Faculty Member

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I primarily teach and conduct research on strategic political communication in the digital age. This includes teaching graduate and undergraduate courses and supervising capstone projects in strategic political communication. It also features a research agenda that touches on (1) online political advocacy, (2) social movement activism, (3) changes to electoral politics, and (4) lessons from the history of the digital future. I contribute to debates surrounding these topics through a combination of scholarly publications (books, journal articles, and chapters in edited volumes) and public-facing publications and conferences (timely op-eds and blog posts, most frequently). I also contribute to them through participation in scholarly communities (including the Social Science Research Network and the Scholar Strategy Network), and through service at the departmental and professional level. In the 2018-19 academic year, I took significant steps forward in my professional career. I began a major new research project that resulted in a feature article for WIRED magazine and will eventually become my third book. I also served as SMPA's associate director, which included managing two promotion cases, one expedited tenure case, two hiring processes, an Academic Program Review visit, hiring and managing all adjunct faculty, and scheduling all fall and spring semester SMPA classes.

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