Hernan
Galperin

Associate Professor of Communication
Assistant Dean for Excellence in Teaching
An internationally recognized expert on Internet policy and digital inequality, Hernan Galperin applies empirical methods to study the links between technology adoption and social stratification, with a specific interest in Latin America.
An internationally recognized expert on Internet policy and digital inequality, Hernan Galperin applies empirical methods to study the links between technology adoption and social stratification, with a specific interest in Latin America.
Expertise: 
Computation and Informatics, Global, Policy and Law, Social Justice, Technology and Innovation
Research and Practice Areas: 
Civic Engagement and Social Justice
News and Media Industries
Science, Technology and Innovation
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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 and gender discrimination.

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).

Awards and honors:

Non-resident Fellow, Cyberpolicy Think Tank, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económica (CIDE), Mexico (2018).
Member, Information and Media Global Future Council, World Economic Forum (2019).
Top paper award, International Communication Association (2020).

Journal Articles

“‘This gig is not for women’: Gender stereotyping in online hiring,” (Social Science Computer Review, 2019).

“Geographical discrimination in the gig economy,” (Digital Economies at Global Margins, MIT Press, 2018).

“Learning from or Leaning On? The Impact of Children on Internet Use by Adults,” (New Media & Society, 2018).

Why are half of Latin Americans not online? A four-country study of reasons for Internet non-adoption,” (International Journal of Communication, 2017).

“Connected for development? Theory and evidence about the impact of the Internet on poverty alleviation,” (Development Policy Review, 2017).

“Internet y pobreza: Evidencia y nuevas líneas de investigación para América Latina [Internet and poverty: Evidence and new research directions in Latin America],” (2016).