Dan Mercea is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at City, University of London and associate editor of the journal Information, Communication & Society.
He has a lasting interest in the implications flowing from the adoption and repurposing of Internet technologies in various domains of social and political activity. Over the course of this decade, his empirical research has focused on the impact of Internet-enabled networked communication on participation in protest politics.
More recently, he has started to examine disruptive political communication on social media. He has published widely in academic journals, is regularly interviewed as a subject expert and has been a contributor on popular science outlets such as the Washington Post’ Monkey Cage.
He is the author of ‘Civic Participation in Contentious Politics: The Digital Foreshadowing of Protest” (2016, Palgrave Macmillan).