David Moscrop

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David Moscrop
SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow


Work E-mail: dmoscrop@uottawa.ca

Biography

Dr. David Moscrop is a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Law, Technology and Society under the supervision of Dr. Elizabeth Dubois, where he studies political communication on social media.

Dr. David Moscrop is a political theorist, former Vanier Canada Scholar, and former Postdoctoral Fellow with the Scholarly Communication Lab. His recent work has looked at why political pundits share scholarly research online and political communication online. In 2019, he published his first book: Too Dumb for Democracy? Why We Make Bad Political Decisions and How We Can Make Better Ones. Previously, he has written on democratic deliberation.

Alongside his scholarly work, Dr. Moscrop is a contributing columnist with the Washington Post, a frequent contributor to Maclean's Magazine, and a commentator on Canadian politics for television, radio, and print journalism. He is also the host of Open To Debate, a longform current issues podcast.

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