Curt Ziniel

Visiting Fellow
University of California, Riverside

Curt Ziniel is a Visiting Fellow working on the Connecting to Congress project examining how innovations in the use of Internet technology have diffused through Members of Congress. He is visiting from the University of California, Riverside where he is currently working on his Ph.D. in political science. Curt holds his Masters degree in communication from North Dakota State University. His thesis examined how organizations against globalization used the Internet to mobilize resources. During his Masters work he was Assistant Director of the Red River Communication Conference for a year.

Curt’s current research stems from the Connecting to Congress project and examines the possible effects of personal staff structure and autonomy in the diffusion of innovations process in Congress. He is also exploring how Congressional Members’ motivations affect the organization of their personal staff resources.

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Academic Publications

Lazer, D./Esterling, K./Fountain, J./Neblo, M./Mergel, I./Ziniel, C. (2005): Connecting to Congress Project Highlights, presentation, dg.O 2005, The National Conference on Digital Government Research, May 15.-18. 2005, Atlanta.

Lazer, D./Esterling, K./Neblo, M./Mergel, I./Ziniel, C. (2005): Style Conscious: How Members of Congress Learn Ways to Communicate, presentation, dg.O 2005, The National Conference on Digital Government Research, May 15.-18. 2005, Atlanta.


 

 

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