Dmitry Epstein


University of Illinois at Chicago


United States of America


Department of Communication


Assistant professor



Dmitry Epstein's work focuses on the intersection of information, technology, policy, and society. Specifically, he studies internet governance, information policy assumptions, and online civic engagement in policymaking. In the past he has also studied questions of information access and the digital divide.

Dmitry's work is global and cross-disciplinary. While at Cornell, and as a fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, he has spent time looking into institutionalization of Internet governance and its discourse within the UN. During his postdoc at Cornell Law School, he worked with the interdisciplinary Cornell eRulemaking Initiative investigating technology and practices behind effective online civic engagement in complex policymaking processes. He is currently a member of the Steering Committee of Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet) where he serves as a Communication officer and as a member of the programme committee. To his academic activity, Dmitry brings a record of work in the venture capital and consulting industries, as well as a record of social activism in international development.

Dmitry's work has appeared in a number of edited volumes and scholarly journals such as The Information Society, Journal of Information Technology, Journal of Information Policy, and Wake Forest Law Review.

PhD, Cornell University, Communication

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