Philip N. Howard

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Philip N. Howard is the team’s principal investigator. A professor and writer, he has written numerous empirical research articles, and published in a number of disciplines, on the use of digital media for both civic engagement and social control in countries around the world.

Philip N. Howard is a statutory Professor of Internet Studies at the Oxford Internet Institute and a Professorial Fellow at Balliol College at the University of Oxford. He has courtesy appointments as a professor at the University of Washington’s Department of Communication and as a Fellow at Columbia University’s Tow Center for Digital Journalism. He has held senior academic appointments at Stanford, Princeton, and Columbia Universities, and from 2013-15 he helped design and launch a new School of Public Policy at Central European University in Budapest. Recently he received a Consolidator Award from the European Research Council for his study of algorithms and public life. His projects on digital activism, information access, and modern governance in both democracies and authoritarian regimes have been supported by the National Science FoundationUS Institutes of Peace, and Intel’s People and Practices Group. He has published eight books and over 120 academic articles, book chapters, conference papers, and commentary essays on information technology, international affairs and public life. His research spans several disciplines, and he is among a small number of scholars who have won awards from all three major academic associations for his work in political science, sociology, and communication. He is the author, most recently, of Pax Technica: How the Internet of Things May Set Us Free or Lock Us Up. Howard’s research and commentary writing has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, and many international media outlets. His B.A. is in political science from Innis College at the University of Toronto, his M.Sc. is in economics from the London School of Economics, and his Ph.D. is in sociology from Northwestern University. His website is philhoward.org, and he tweets from @pnhoward. His PGP key can be found here.

See project work.

Books

  • Howard, P.N. (2015) Pax Technica How the Internet of Things May Set Us Free or Lock Us Up. Yale University Press.
  • Various (2013) State Power 2.0: Digital Networks and Authoritarian Rule. London: Ashgate.
  • Howard, P.N. (2013) Castells and the Media Theory and Media. John Wiley & Sons.
  • Howard, P.N. and Hussain, M.M. (2013) Democracy's Fourth Wave? Digital Media and the Arab Spring. Oxford University Press on Demand.
  • Howard, P.N. (2010) The Digital Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy Information Technology and Political Islam. Oxford University Press.
  • Chadwick, A. and Howard, P.N. (2008) Routledge Handbook of Internet Politics. Routledge.
  • Howard, P.N. (2006) New Media Campaigns and the Managed Citizen. Cambridge University Press.
  • Howard, P.N. and Jones, S. (2003) Society Online The Internet in Context. SAGE Publications.

Chapters

  • Howard, P. "Political parties online" In: The Digital Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy: Information Technology and Political Islam. OUP.

Journal articles

Reports

  • Howard, P., Kollanyi, B., Bradshaw, S. and Neudert, L. (2017) "Social Media, News and Political Information during the US Election: Was Polarizing Content Concentrated in Swing States?" In: COMPROP data memo 2017.8. Oxford: Project on Computational Propaganda.
  • Howard, P., Kollanyi, B. and Neudert, L. (2017) Junk News and Bots during the German Parliamentary Election: What are German Voters Sharing over Twitter?. Oxford, UK: Project on Computational Propaganda.
  • Bradshaw, S. and Howard, P. (2017) Troops, Trolls and Troublemakers: A Global Inventory of Organized Social Media Manipulation. Oxford, UK: Project on Computational Propaganda.
  • McKelvey, F. and Dubois, E. (2017) Computational Propaganda in Canada: The Use of Political Bots. Oxford, UK: Computational Propaganda Research Project.
  • Arnaudo, D. (2017) Computational Propaganda in Brazil: Social Bots During Elections. Oxford, UK: Computational Propaganda Research Project.
  • Gorwa, R. (2017) Computational Propaganda in Poland: False Amplifiers and the Digital Public Sphere. Oxford, UK: Computational Propaganda Research Project.
  • Sanovich, S. (2017) Computational Propaganda in Russia: The Origins of Digital Misinformation. Oxford, UK: Computational Propaganda Research Project.
  • Bolsover, G. (2017) Computational Propaganda in China: An Alternative Model of a Widespread Practice. Oxford, UK: Computational Propaganda Research Project.
  • Woolley, S. and Guilbeault, D. (2017) Computational Propaganda in the United States of America: Manufacturing Consensus Online. Oxford, UK: Project on Computational Propaganda.
  • Howard, P. and Woolley, S. (2017) Computational Propaganda Worldwide: Executive Summary. Oxford, UK: Project on Computational Propaganda.
  • Howard, P., Kollanyi, B. and Woolley, S.C. (2016) "Bots and Automation over Twitter during the Third U.S. Presidential Debate" In: Bots and Automation over Twitter during the Third U.S. Presidential Debate: COMPROP data memo 2016.3. Oxford, UK: Project on Computational Propaganda.
  • Howard, P., Kollanyi, B. and Woolley, S.C. (2016) "“Bots and Automation over Twitter during the Second U.S. Presidential Debate: COMPROP data memo 2016.2"" In: “Bots and Automation over Twitter during the Second U.S. Presidential Debate: COMPROP data memo 2016.2". EU COMPROP project.
  • Howard, P., Kollanyi, B. and Woolley, S.C. (2016) "“Bots and Automation over Twitter during the First U.S. Presidential Debate: COMPROP Data Memo 2016.1"" In: “Bots and Automation over Twitter during the First U.S. Presidential Debate: COMPROP Data Memo 2016.1". EU COMPROP project.
  • Howard, P., Shorey, S., Woolley, S.C. and Guo, M. (2016) "“Creativity and Critique: Gap Analysis of Support for Critical Research on Big Data"" In: “Creativity and Critique: Gap Analysis of Support for Critical Research on Big Data". Project on Computational Propaganda.
  • Howard, P., Forelle, M.C., Monroy-Hernandez, A. and Savage, S. (2015) Political Bots and the Manipulation of Public Opinion in Venezuela.
  • Howard, P. and Kollanyi, B. Bots, #Strongerin, and #Brexit: Computational Propaganda During the UK-EU Referendum.

Other

  • Howard, P., Bradshaw, S., Kollanyi, B., Desigaud, C. and Bolsover, G. Junk News and Bots during the French Presidential Election: What Are French Voters Sharing Over Twitter?.
  • Howard, P., Bolsover, G., Kollanyi, B., Bradshaw, S. and Neudert, L. Junk News and Bots during the U.S. Election: What Were Michigan Voters Sharing Over Twitter?.