Dr Corinna di Gennaro (DPhil, Oxon)
Corinna di Gennaro is a sociologist working on civic and political engagement and new media and a professional in the printing industry, where she has been working for the past ten years.
From 2007 to 2009 Corinna was a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University,where she worked on the Digital Natives project and the Internet and Democracy project. From 2007 to 2011 Corinna was also a a Research Associate at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) at the University of Oxford.
Prior to joining Berkman, Corinna was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2006-2007) at the Annenberg Center for Communication at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, where she worked on the social implications of Internet adoption and use for civic and political engagement.
In 2004-2006 Corinna was Survey Research Officer at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) at the University of Oxford. At the OII, Corinna worked on the design and analysis of the 2005 Oxford Internet Survey (OxIS) and the World Internet Project (WIP), exploring the social implications of Internet adoption and use in everyday life, focusing in particular on online political engagement and online sociability.
Corinna holds a D.Phil in Sociology (2004) from the University of Oxford, Lincoln College, with a dissertation entitled: ‘Social Capital and Political Participation in Britain‘. During her doctoral studies Corinna was awarded with an ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) Research Studentship and an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Studentship for the study of the ‘Theory and Politics of Civil Society’.
Corinna also holds an M.Phil in Sociology (2000) from the University of Oxford and a B.Sc in Sociology (1995-1998) from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) at the University of London.
From 2009 to 2019 Corinna managed her own printing business Lithotris srl in Milan, Italy.
Internet and society, social capital, political participation, civic engagement, civil society, new media, online sociability, survey research methods, online surveys.