Filippo Trevisan is Assistant Professor in the School of Communication at American University in Washington, D.C. His research explores the impact of new media technologies on advocacy, activism and political communication. He studies how elite and grassroots actors use the internet to influence debates about contested issues and affect policy decisions. He is also interested in comparative media analysis and has studied how voters use Google to find information about elections in the UK, the U.S., Italy and Egypt. His research has been published in, among others: Information, Communication & Society; Public Relations Inquiry; and First Monday. His first book, "Disability Rights Advocacy Online: Voice, Empowerment and Global Connectivity" (Routledge) was released in 2016.