Jennifer S. Earl , Associate Professor, Department of Sociology & Director, Center for Information Technology and Society, University of California-Santa Barbara. (http://www.soc.ucsb.edu/faculty/earl/)
NSF CAREER Award Project on "The Internet, Activism, and Social Movements"
This project explores the relationship between the Internet and collective and coordinated action undertaken to create change. The project webpage includes information on the project and on project members.
Earl, Jennifer. 2006. “Pursuing Social Change Online: The Use of Four Protest Tactics on the Internet.” Social Science Computer Review 24(3): 362-377.