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Dr Bruce Eric Etling

Former DPhil Student

Dr Bruce Eric Etling

Former DPhil Student


Bruce Etling was a doctoral student at the University of Oxford and a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. His research is focused on the impact of the Internet on politics, political participation, and collective action. He previously served as the Director of the Internet & Democracy Project at the Berkman Center where he co-authored a number of papers on the Russian Internet, foreign-language blogospheres, and the Internet and democracy. Prior to Berkman he was a Foreign Service Officer with the US Agency for International Development and served in Afghanistan, Russia, Cambodia, and Washington. He has a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and a BA in Russian, Slavic Studies, and International Studies from West Virginia University.


Research Interests

Collective action, online organizing, political participation, social networks, democracy and democratization


Positions at the OII

  • DPhil Student, October 2012 - April 2017



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