School of Communication

Eszter Hargittai

Department of Communication Studies

Eszter Hargittai

Professor, April McClain-Delaney and John Delaney Research Professor,
Frances Searle Building
2240 Campus Drive, Room 1-152
Evanston , IL 60208-2952
Graduate Programs: Media, Technology & Society, Communication Studies

Eszter Hargittai’s research focuses on the social and policy implications of information technologies with a particular interest in how IT may contribute to or alleviate social inequalities. Her research projects have looked at differences in people's Web-use skills, the evolution of search engines and the organization and presentation of online content, political uses of information technologies, and how IT are influencing the types of cultural products people consume. In addition to her academic articles, her work has also been featured on CNNfn, the BBC’s Web site, and several national dailies. For more information including a complete list of her publications, her CV, information about her mailing list and her blog, please see


PhD Sociology, Princeton University
MA Sociology, Princeton University
BA Sociology, Smith College (Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa)

Research/personal website

Curriculum Vitae