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Diana Owen

Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA

Diana Owen is Associate Professor of Political Science at Georgetown University in the Communication, Culture, and Technology graduate program. She served as Director of Georgetown’s American Studies Program for a decade. She is the author of Media Messages in American Presidential Elections, New Media and American Politics (with Richard Davis), and American Government and Politics in the Information Age (with David Paletz and Timothy Cook). She is the co-editor of The Internet and Politics: Citizens, Voters, and Activists (with Sarah Oates and Rachel Gibson), Making a Difference: The Internet and Elections in Comparative Perspective (with Richard Davis, Stephen Ward, and David Taras), and Internet Election Campaigns in the United States, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan (with Shoko Kiyohara and Kazuhiro Maeshima, 2017).

Dr. Owen has widely published in the fields of civic education, political engagement, media and politics, political socialization, and elections and voting behavior. Her current research explores the relationship between civic education and the development of digital citizenship orientations as well as new media’s role in politics. She has conducted studies funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Center for Civic Education, Storyful/News Corp, and Google, among others. She is principal investigator for research on the James Madison Legacy Project of the Center for Civic Education, a nationwide civics program serving teachers and high-need students which is funded by a Supporting Effective Educator Development Grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Dr. Owen was an American Political Science Association Congressional Media Fellow. She was awarded the Daniel Roselle Award by the Middle States Council for the Social Studies. In 2017 and 2018, she was granted a Scholar Exchange Fellowship to Meiji University, Japan.

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