Megan Metzger is a research scholar and associate director for research at the Global Digital Policy Incubator (GDPi) Program. Metzger’s research is focused on how changes in technology change how individuals and states use and have access to information, and how this affects protest and other forms of political behavior. Her dissertation was focused primarily on the role of social media during the EuroMaidan protests in Ukraine. She has also worked on projects about the Gezi Park protests in Turkey and has ongoing projects exploring Russian state strategies of information online. In addition to her academic background, Metzger has spent a number of years studying and working in the post-communist world. Her scholarly work has been published in <em>The Journal of Comparative Economics</em> and <em>Slavic Review</em>. Her analysis has also been published in the Monkey Cage Blog at <em>The Washington Post</em>, The Huffington Post, and Al Jazeera English.
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