Loading Events

Event Tags:
, , ,

CITP Seminar: Eszter Hargittai – Why do People Avoid Certain Discussions on Social Media? The Cases of Science and Religion

Tuesday, October 24, 2023
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


306 Sherrerd Hall
Fall 22 headshot of Eszter Hargittai

The public may join via Zoom.


Eszter Hargittai is a professor and holds the Chair of Internet Use and Society at the Department of Communication and Media Research of the University of Zurich. In Fall, 2023, she is William Allan Neilson Professor at Smith College. She is a past fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford and Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center, MacArthur Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the U.S. National Science Foundation, Google, Microsoft Research, Facebook, Nokia and Merck, among others. Her work has received awards from several professional associations and for her teaching, she received the Galbut Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award of the School of Communication at Northwestern University.

Hargittai is a fellow of the International Communication Association and an external member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Her book Connected in Isolation (The MIT Press, 2022) looks at digital inequality during the Covid pandemic. She has edited four books, most recently, the Handbook of Digital Inequality (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2021). Hargittai holds a Ph.D. in sociology from Princeton University and a B.A. in sociology from Smith College.

Attendance at CITP seminars is open to Princeton University faculty, staff and students.

This seminar will not be recorded.

If you need an accommodation for a disability please contact Jean Butcher at at least one week before the event.