Alum Jen Schradie Appointed as Asst Professor at the Sciences Po

30 Aug, 2018

Alum Jen Schradie Appointed as Asst Professor at the Sciences Po

Congratulations to alum Jen Schradie, who was recently appointed as an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the Institut d'études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po)!

Since graduating UC Berkeley, Jen has served as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse, which is housed at the Toulouse School of Economics, as well as at the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme et de la Société, Université de Toulouse. Jen's broad research agenda is to interrogate digital democracy claims with empirical data. Despite recent panic about digital threats to democracy, many theorists have still suggested that the Internet can enable a more participatory, pluralist society, but her research challenges these claims, spanning three areas: the digital divide, digital activism, and digital labor. Schradie has found that inequalities, ideologies, and institutions shape participation in our new information society.

Keep an eye out for her forthcoming book on the Digital Activism Gap!

Jen has also published in The International Journal of Communication, Social Problems, Social Media + Society, Poetics and Information, Communication and Society.

Before entering academia, Jen directed six documentary films, including, “The Golf War – a story of land, golf and revolution in the Philippines.” Her documentaries have screened at more than 25 film festivals and 100 universities.