I regularly give talks to industry groups and universities, as well as at policy events and conferences that are related to the fields of media and communication, and in some cases summarize my work into brief animations. If you'd like to attend, a list of upcoming talks follows below, along with some other invited talks where I've presented.  Interested to have me speak at an event or to members of your organization about different aspects of online, social, and/or mobile media research?  Want to know more about my work or animating science? Please fill out this form

Selection of invited talks:

  • “Binging and voting: A first look at what streaming television has to do with political participation.” Invited speaker, University of Groningen, May 2016. 
  • “Opposites attract? Mobile devices and incivility in social media content.” Invited speaker and visiting professor, Audencia Business School – Nantes, France, May 2016
  • “Media, Microbes, and Misinformation: Survey Evidence of Information Channels and Fatalism in Augmenting a Global Health Threat.” Invited speaker and workshop coordinator, Boston University, April 2016
  • “Making big (mobile) data small and useful: A case study in social media analysis, hostility, and communicating across devices.” Invited speaker, Erasmus University Rotterdam, April 2016.  
  • “Targeting and streaming: The interchanging roles of social media and television in political participation and voter preference during the 2016 US presidential primaries.” Invited speaker, University of Amsterdam, February 2016
  • “Online political participation: Three case studies in offline participation, user agency, and online content.” Invited speaker, Freie Universität Berlin, February 2016
  • “Violence and Vitriol: Emerging Media in Social Conflict.” Invited speaker, Communication Research Center Colloquium, College of Communication, Boston University, September 2015
  • “Mining, Sorting, and Visualizing Social Media for Purpose and Profit.”  Invited speaker, Asset Allocation Research Team, Fidelity Investments, October 2014
  • “Networks in Social Data Engagement: Analytic Approaches.”  Invited speaker, US-China International Business Network, Harvard University, October 2014
  • “Twitter Collection and Analysis Toolkit: Modelling Influentials.”  Invited speaker, Institute for Public Relations, Measurement Summit, October 2014
  • “Emerging Opportunities and Privacy Issues in Data Mining Social Media.” Invited speaker, Summer Institute at the John F. Kennedy Library, July 2014
  • “Post-Spring / Pre-Wave: Democracy, Youth, and Corruption Trends in Emerging Media Environments.” Invited speaker, Communication Research Center Colloquium, College of Communication, Boston University, November 2013
  • “A Latin Spring? Examining Digital Diffusion and Youth Bulges in Forecasting Political Change in Latin America.” Invited speaker, Tuesday Night Lecture Series, Boston University Graduate Painting and Sculpture MFA Program, October 2013
  • "Online Media and Offline Empowerment in Democratic Transition: Linking Forms of Internet Use with Political Attitudes and Behaviors in Post-Rebellion Tunisia." Australian Political Science Association, University of Melbourne, December 2012
  • “Impacts of ICTs: New media and journalism.” Presented to The Netherlands National Open Day, Erasmus University Rotterdam, October 2011 and November 2010
  • “Connection Technologies and Democracy.” U.S. State Department (keynoted by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton), Washington DC, January 2010
  •  “Voter Learning, Campaign Interest, and Intention to Vote in the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election: Did the Media Matter?” Presented to the Center for Communication Research Seminar Series, City University of Hong Kong, June 2009
  • “Research and Teaching: New Media and Political Change.” Presented to the Media and Communications Department, London School of Economics and Political Science, May 2009
  • “The Democratic and Economic Effects of the Internet, 1994-2003.”  Presented to the Colloquium on Political Communication Research, Indiana University, February 2007