Joseph DiGrazia


My research focuses on politics, policy, and information and communication technology. I currently have ongoing projects that examine the emergence and spread of political conspiracy theories, the role of social media in political communication and behavior, and the enactment of state-level legislation on labor rights issues.

My research brings together data from a diverse array of sources including survey and polling data, official statistics and demographic measures, and more novel sources of data such as the digital traces produced by users of the Internet and social media.

Selected Research:

DiGrazia, Joseph.
2017. "The Social Determinants of Conspiratorial Ideation." Socius (Link).

Dixon, Marc, Melinda Kane, and Joseph DiGrazia. 2016. "Organization, Opportunity, and the Shifting Politics of Employment Discrimination." Social Currents doi: 10.1177/2329496516663222 (Link)

DiGrazia, Joseph. 2015.  "Using Internet Search Data to Produce State-Level Measures: The Case of Tea Party Mobilization." Sociological Methods and Research doi: 10.1177/0049124115610348 (Link)

McKelevey, Karissa, Joseph DiGrazia and Fabio Rojas. 2014. "Twitter Publics: How Online Political Communities Signaled Electoral Outcomes in the 2010 US House Election." Information, Communication and Society 17:436-450 (Link)

DiGrazia, Joseph. 2014. "Individual Protest Participation in the United States: Conventional and Unconventional Activism." Social Science Quarterly 95:111-131 (Link)

DiGrazia, Joseph, Karissa McKelvey, Johan Bollen and Fabio Rojas. 2013. "More Tweets, More Votes: Social Media as a Quantitative Indicator of Political Behavior." PLOS ONE 8(11): e79449.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0079449 (Link)