Biographical Sketch

William H. Dutton is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Southern California (since 2002). He is living in Oxford and affiliated with the Oxford Internet Institute as a Senior Fellow, and working in the Oxford Martin Center’s Global Cyber Security Capacity Center (GCSCC), as an Oxford Martin Fellow. Prior to returning to Oxford, Bill was the Quello Professor of Media and Information Policy, Department of Media and Information in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University (MSU), where he was Director of the Quello Center from 2014-18.

Before his tenure at the Quello Center role, Bill was the first Professor of Internet Studies and founding director of the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, and Fellow of Balliol College from 2002-2014. Before coming to Oxford, Bill was a Professor in the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California, since 1980, where he continues an affiliation as Emeritus Professor. While at the Annenberg School, Bill was a Fulbright Scholar based in the UK at Brunel University, and later the National Director of the UK’s Programme on Information and Communication Technologies (PICT).

His most recent books include The Oxford Handbook of Internet Studies (OUP 2013), four edited volumes on Politics and the Internet (Routledge 2014), and a reader entitled Society and the Internet, with Mark Graham (OUP 2014), with a second edition forthcoming in 2019. He is working on a book on his concept of the Fifth Estate and a book focused on agendas for research on digital politics.

As founding director of the OII during its first decade (2002-2011), he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the department. He is also the recipient of the International Communication Association’s first Fred Williams’ award for contributions to the study of communication and technology. Since then, he was awarded the William F. Ogburn Lifetime Achievement Award from the Communication and Information Technologies Section of the American Sociological Association in 2014, and in 2015, was named an ICA Fellow by the Board of Directors of the International Communication Association.

A reasonably up-to-date cv is available here: cv-whd-sept-2018

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