Muzammil Hussain

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Muzammil Hussain

Assistant Professor

LSA Communication Studies
5377 N Quad
105 S. State St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1285

Office Location(s): 5377 North Quad
Fax: 734.764-3288
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  • Affiliation(s)
    • The Center for the Study of Complex Systems
    • The Institute for Social Research
    • The International Institute
  • Fields of Study
    • Global Media and Communication
    • International Political Communication
    • Multimethodology and Comparative Research
  • About

    Muzammil M. Hussain is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, and Faculty Associate in the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. Dr. Hussain’s interdisciplinary research is at the intersections of global communication, comparative politics, and complexity studies. At Michigan, Professor Hussain teaches courses on research methods, digital politics, and global innovation. His published books include “Democracy’s Fourth Wave? Digital Media and the Arab Spring” (Oxford University Press, 2013), a cross-national comparative study of how digital media and information technologies have supported the opening-up of closed societies in the MENA, and “State Power 2.0: Authoritarian Entrenchment and Political Engagement Worldwide” (Ashgate Publishing, 2013), an international collection detailing how governments, both democracies and dictatorships, are working to close-down digital systems and environments around the world. He has authored numerous research articles, book chapters, and industry reports examining global ICT politics, innovation, and policy, including pieces in The Journal of Democracy, The Journal of International Affairs, The Brookings Institutions’ Issues in Technology and Innovation, The InterMedia Institute’s Development Research Series, International Studies Review, International Journal of Middle East Affairs, The Communication Review, Policy and Internet, and Journalism: Theory, Practice, and Criticism. His website is, and he tweets from @m_m_hussain.

  • Education
    • Ph.D., University of Washington
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