Muzammil Hussain

Muzammil M. Hussain is an assistant professor at The University of Michigan’s Department of Communication Studies, and a faculty associate at the Institute for Social Research’s Center for Political Studies. His teaching engagements cover comparative media systems, global digital politics, and multi-method research designs, while his research activities concern unpacking global patterns and consequences of information infrastructure diffusion on political communication systems in emerging and democratizing countries. Hussain currently serves on the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service’s working group for “The Digital Middle East,” and is a visiting scholar at University of Cambridge’s Digital Humanities Strategic Network and the University of Oxford’s Comparative Media Law & Policy Program, where he is completing a book manuscript on the knowledge networks and organizational stakeholders behind global internet freedom promotion. Recently, he was a keynote at MediaOn 2011 (Sao Paulo, Brazil), Latin America’s top international convention on online journalism in emerging markets, a delegate to the Freedom Online Coalition’s Stockholm Internet Forum 2012 (Stockholm, Sweden), and a post-doctoral research fellow in social computing at the Qatar Computing Research Institute (Doha, Qatar) in 2013. His recent books include Democracy’s Fourth Wave? Digital Media and the Arab Spring (Oxford University Press, 2013), and State Power 2.0: Authoritarian Entrenchment and Political Engagement Worldwide (Ashgate Publishing, 2013), with Phil Howard.

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