Eszter Hargittai

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


PhDSociology, Princeton University
MASociology, Princeton University
BASociology, Smith College (Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa)


Eszter Hargittai

Professor; April McClain-Delaney and John Delaney Research Professor


Communication Studies


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Graduate Programs:

Communication Studies; Media, Technology, and Society