Associate Professor

Office: ANN 310L
Office Hours: by appointment
François Bar
François Bar is Associate Professor of Communication and Spatial Sciences at the University of Southern California. He serves on the Annenberg Innovation Lab research council and is a steering committee member of the Annenberg Research Network on International Communication. His research and teaching explore the social and economic impacts of information technologies, with a specific focus on telecommunication policy, user-driven innovation and technology appropriation. His most recent work examines the potential of information technology for economic, social and cultural development, in places ranging from East Africa to Latin America and South Los Angeles. He is co-Editor in Chief of Information Technologies and International Development (ITID). 

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Current Classes

Research Group Affiliations:
  • Annenberg Innovation Lab (AIL)
  • Annenberg Research Network for International Communication (ARNIC)
  • Annneberg Networks Network (ANN)
  • USC Center for Communication Law & Policy (CCLP)
  • Annenberg Program on Online Communities (APOC)