Don Fantozzi will be presenting his research on the role of personal communications technology on mass mobilization in contemporary revolutionary situations. The focus is on recent political uprisings in Iran, Egypt, and Syria.
Fantozzi is a senior from Torrington, Connecticut double majoring in politics and government and international studies. He is a member of three national honors societies, has won a Regent’s Scholarship, a Study Abroad Scholarship, and a Donald Ellis Scholarship for carrying out independent international research. He studied abroad in Amman, Jordan during fall 2012 where he carried out independent research on access to mobile communications technology.
Fantozzi completed internships during the summer 2013 New York City mayoral race with candidate Christine Quinn and in fall 2013 interned with the office of Connecticut U.S. Senator Chris Murphy. On campus he has been both a tutor and course preceptor. He was also elected President of the University of Hartford Mock Trial Society in 2011 and presented at the 2013 University of Hartford Undergraduate Student Colloquium.