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
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.
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.