Isadora Borges Monroy

McGill University

Department of Political Science
Program: PhD
Supervisor: Dietlind Stolle
Start: 2015
End: 2021
Twitter URL: 1sadoraB

Title: Politics on, of, and off the Internet

This project is composed of online political speech, and offline political mobilization around internet policy. In advanced democracies most citizens use information and communication technologies (ICTs), which would make them stakeholders of technology policies surrounding issues of privacy and surveillance, fair use, censorship and prosecution of piracy, broadband rollout and municipal Internet deployment, etc. The project seeks to understand how and mobilization among some ICT users develops into a political identifier, and how this has repercussions at the party level —whether these topics are picked up by existing parties or does weak competitiveness facilitate the formation of third parties like Pirate Parties. On a second level, State and corporate internet policies around privacy and surveillance are increasingly having an effect on online political speech and offline political participation in advanced democracies. This project also looks at whether there are chilling effects derived from privacy attitudes and perception of surveillance in advanced democracies.

Previous Awards
2018 - Alexander Mackenzie Fellowship in Political Science Grad Excellence Award in Political Science McCall MacBain Fellowship in Political Science 2017-2018 Frank & Judith Kunz Fellowship in Political Science Grad Excellence Award in Political Science Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada FRQSC 2016-2018 Abner Kingman Fellowships in Arts 2015-2017 Participedia Research Network Frank Kunz Fellowship in Political Science: McGill University Graduate Excellence Fellowship: McGill University Recruitment fellowship from the Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship 2013-2014 Academic Tuition Scholarship: University of Chicago Merit-Based Award, Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología, México 2012-2013 Thesis grant: Secretaría de Educación Pública, México 2011 Academic Tuition Scholarship: University of California, Irvine

POLI 612 - Research design and empirical methods

POLI 618 - Quantitative Analysis