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Hernan Galperin

Los Angeles, California, United States

Professor and Director, Annenberg Research Network on International Communication, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California


Hernan Galperin is an internationally recognized expert on Internet policy and digital inequality. His research uses surveys, field experiments and other quantitative methods to understand the determinants of broadband adoption and use, and how these are linked to the mechanisms of social stratification and gender discrimination.

Scholarly beginnings

A research idea

Envisioning possible futures in the field of communication and media studies

Learn more about Prof. Galperin’s journey

Selected readings

Galperin, H., Le, T. V., & Daum, K. (2021). Who gets access to fast broadband? Evidence from Los Angeles County. Government Information Quarterly, 38(3), 101594.

Galperin, H., & Arcidiacono, M. (2021). Employment and the gender digital divide in Latin America: A decomposition analysis. Telecommunications Policy, 45(7), 102166.

Galperin, H., Bar, F., & Nguyen, H. (2021). The power divide: Mobile communication in Los Angeles’ Skid Row. Mobile Media & Communication, 9(1), 30-50.

Galperin, H., & Arcidiacono, M. (2020). Empleo y brecha digital de género en América Latina. Revista Latinoamericana de Economía y Sociedad Digital, (1), 51-71.

Galperin, H. (2019). “This gig is not for women”: Gender stereotyping in online hiring. Social Science Computer Review, 1-19.

Watch Prof. Galperin present on “Digital inclusion and educational equity: Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic” at the Center for Latinx Digital Media

Listen to Prof. Galperin’s insights about his professional journey in El Café Latinx podcast