Summary: Eszter Hargittai is Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Faculty Associate of the Institute for
Policy Research at Northwestern University where she heads the Web Use Project. She is also Fellow at
Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society where she spent the 2008/09 academic year in residence.
She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Princeton University where she was a Wilson Scholar. Hargittai's
research focuses on the social and policy implications of digital media with a particular interest in how
differences in people's Web-use skills influence what they do online and how this in turn influences people's
well-being. Her work has received awards from the American Sociological Association, the Eastern
Sociological Society, the International Communication Association, the National Communication Association
and the Telecommunications Policy Research Conference. In 2010, the International Communication Asso-
ciation selected her to receive its Outstanding Young Scholar Awar Hargittai is editor of "Research
Confidential: Solutions to Problems Most Social Scientists Pretend They Never Have" (University of Michigan
Press 2009). For more information, see http://eszter.com and http://webuse.org.
NICO coffee hour will follow for questions, networking and collaboration.
NICO is pleased to present:
May 18, 2011 | 12:00 to 01:00 P | Chambers Hall, Lower Level | 600 Foster Street
Refreshments served at 11:30 A
Beyond Gigs of Log Data: The Challenges of Studying Social Behavior based on People's