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Paul DiMaggio

Princeton University, Princeton, USA

Paul DiMaggio is A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University, where he also serves as Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Sociology, Director of the Center for the Study of Social Organization, and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Center for Information Technology Policy. A graduate of Swarthmore College, he earned his PhD in Sociology at Harvard University in 1979. Over the course of his career, he has undertaken research and published papers about such topics as arts institutions, culture and inequality, political polarization, economic networks, and information technology. He has written about the relationship between Internet use and social inequality, and teaches a regular course with a computer science colleague on information and public policy at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of International and Public Affairs. DiMaggio is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

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