Department of Sociology

Dhiraj Murthy

Ph.D., University of Cambridge

Associate Professor, School of Journalism, Moody College of Communication (Affiliated)
Dhiraj Murthy



Dhiraj Murthy is an Associate Professor of Journalism and Sociology. He was previously Reader of Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London. His research explores social media, digital research methods, race/ethnicity, qualitative/mixed methods, big data quantitative analysis, and virtual organizations. Dr. Murthy has authored over 40 articles, book chapters, and papers and a book about Twitter, the first on the subject (published by Polity Press, 2013). He was funded by the National Science Foundation’s Office of CyberInfrastructure for pioneering work on social networking technologies in virtual organization breeding grounds, which resulted in two edited journal issues and the Collaborative Organizations & Social Media conference. Dr. Murthy’s work also uniquely explores the potential role of social technologies in diversity and community inclusion.

Dr. Murthy  previously co-directed The Centre for Creative & Social Technologies at Goldsmiths and founded the Social Network Innovation Lab at Bowdoin College. He is chair of Social Media, Activism, and Organisations (#SMAO15) and a co-chair of Social Media & Society 2016.

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