Daniel Kreiss


Daniel Kreiss is an assistant professor in the UNC School of Media and Journalism and an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Kreiss’s research explores the impact of technological change on the public sphere and political practice. In Taking Our Country Back: The Crafting of Networked Politics from Howard Dean to Barack Obama (Oxford University Press, 2012), Kreiss presented the history of new media and Democratic Party political campaigning over the last decade. Kreiss is currently working on a second book project, provisionally titled Networked Ward Politics: Parties, Databases, and Campaigning in the Information Age (under contract with Oxford University Press and due out in 2016). Analytically, the book argues that Obama’s two successful bids for the presidency were premised on a new form of “networked ward politics” – a data-driven, personalized, and socially-embedded form of campaigning that has developed in response to changes in American culture, social structure, and communication technologies. Kreiss is an affiliated fellow of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School and received a Ph.D. in communication from Stanford University. Kreiss’s work has appeared in New Media and Society; Journalism; Qualitative Sociology; Critical Studies in Media Communication; Research in Social Movements, Conflict and Change; The Journal of Information Technology and Politics; and The International Journal of Communication, in addition to other academic journals.

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