Daniel Kreiss is Director of the Ph.D. Program and Associate Professor in the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Kreiss’s research explores the impact of technological change on the public sphere and political practice. In Taking Our Country Back: The Crafting of Networked Politics from Howard Dean to Barack Obama (Oxford University Press, 2012), Kreiss presents the history of new media and Democratic Party political campaigning over the last decade. Kreiss' last book is Prototype Politics: Technology-Intensive Campaigning and the Data of Democracy (Oxford University Press, 2016), with which he won the 2017 Best Book Award in Information Technology and Politics from the American Political Science Association.