Dhiraj Murthy is a Professor in the School of Journalism and the Department of Sociology (by courtesy) at the University of Texas at Austin. He earned his Ph.D. in Sociology from University of Cambridge and was previously a Reader (Professor) 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 edited three journal special issues and authored over 60 articles, book chapters, and papers. Murthy wrote the first scholarly book about Twitter, the first on the subject (second edition published by Polity Press, 2018). His work has been funded by the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (OAC), Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), and Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI) Division/Directorates. Dr. Murthy’s work also uniquely explores the potential role of social technologies in diversity and community inclusion.
Dr. Murthy founded and directs the Computational Media Lab at UT Austin.