Dmitry Epstein

Assistant professor of communication


Dmitry Epstein

Dmitry Epstein (Photo: Jenny Fontaine)

Dmitry Epstein’s research¬†examines¬†information, technology, policy, and society. He studies internet governance, information policy assumptions, and online civic engagement in policymaking. He has also researched information access and the digital divide.

His doctoral studies at Cornell University focused on information policy framing, credibility of online information and the use of top-level domains, and institutionalization of internet governance within the United Nations. He examined internet governance discourse within the U.N. through a fellowship at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore.

His postdoctoral research was with the Cornell eRulemaking Initiative, where he investigated technology and practices for effective online civic engagement in federal policymaking processes.

Epstein, whose work has appeared in a number of edited volumes and scholarly journals, is vice-chair of the Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet), a group of internet governance scholars.

Subject areas:

  • Internet governance
  • Information policy
  • Digital policy
  • Online civic engagement
  • Online trust and privacy
  • Internet critical resources
  • Digital divide

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