Elizabeth’s research interests are located at the intersection of technology and political engagement. She will be examining the impact of Internet use on political communication and political participation as a DPhil student at the OII. Her research is designed to understand how technology may be leveraged to increase democratic accountability and engagement.
Before joining the OII in 2011 as an MSc student, Elizabeth completed a BA, Hons. Specialization in Communication at the University of Ottawa, Canada. Elizabeth also studied at American University in Washington, DC as a Killam Fellow through the Fulbright Foundation (Canada.)
In Ottawa Elizabeth served as a communications specialist and researcher for multiple NGOs and a Member of Parliament. Elizabeth’s work in politics has centered on two themes: voter engagement and climate change. She continues to serve as the Climate Change Program Manager for an international political organization focused on human rights.
Elizabeth is currently a Research Assistant at the OII and a member of Balliol College. She plays rugby for the Oxford University team receiving a Full Blue after the 2012 Varsity Match.
Elizabeth is grateful for funding support from the Oxford University Press Clarendon Fund.
Political communication, traditional media, social media, influence, collective action, activism, political participation