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Hernán Galperin

Associate Professor of Communication, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

Hernan Galperin is an internationally recognized expert on Internet policy and digital inequality. His research uses surveys, field experiments and other quantitative methods to understand the determinants of broadband adoption and use, and how these are linked to the mechanisms of social stratification. He is the author of four books and has published extensively in major journals such as Telecommunications Policy, Development Policy Review, New Media and Society, and Information Technologies and International Development (ITID). At USC Annenberg, he serves as assistant dean for excellence in teaching and is director of the Annenberg Research Network on International Communication. He is also former director and non-resident fellow at the Center for Technology and Society at Universidad de San Andres (Argentina), non-resident fellow at CIDE’s Centro Latam Digital (Mexico), and is affiliated with the USC Annenberg Innovation Lab and the USC Price Center for Social Innovation. His research has been funded by a variety of institutions, including the International Development Research Centre (IDRC-Canada), the Internet Society and the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB).


  • 2018–present
    Associate professor, University of Southern California