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Peer-reviewed Articles

Cotter, K. & Reisdorf, B.C. (2020). Algorithmic knowledge gaps: Education and experience as co-determinants. International Journal of Communication, 14, 745–765.


Reisdorf, B.C., Fernandez, L., Hampton, K., Shin, I., & Dutton, W.H. (2020). Mobile Phones will not Eliminate Digital and Social Divides: How Variation in Internet Activities Mediates the Relationship between Type of Internet Access and Local Social Capital in Detroit. Social Science Computer Review. Online First. 

Reisdorf, B.C., Petrovcic, A., & Groselj, D. (2020). Going online on behalf of someone else: Characteristics of internet users who act as proxy internet users. New Media & Society. Online First.

Dutton, W.H. & Reisdorf, B.C. (2019). Cultural Divides and Digital Inequalities: Attitudes Shaping Internet and Social Media Divides. Information, Communication & Society, 22(1), 18–38.

Fernandez, L., Reisdorf, B.C., & Dutton, W.H. (2019). Urban Internet Myths and Realities: A Detroit Case Study. Information, Communication, & Society, 22(1), 18–38.

Reisdorf, B.C., Triwibowo, W., & Yankelevich, A. (2020). Laptop or Bust: How Lack of Technology Affects Student Achievement. American Behavioral Scientist. Online First. 

Reisdorf, B.C., Yankelevich, A., Shapiro, M., & Dutton, W.H. (2019). Wirelessly Bridging the Homework Gap: Technical Options and Social Challenges in Getting Broadband to Disconnected Students. Education and Information Technologies, 64(7), 927–949.  

Rhinesmith, C., Reisdorf, B.C., & Bishop, M. (2019). The Ability to Pay for Broadband. Communication Research and Practice, 5(2), 121–138.


Groselj, D., Reisdorf, B.C., Petrovcic, A. (2018). Obtaining indirect internet access: An examination how reasons for internet non-use relate to proxy internet use. Telecommunications Policy. Online First.

Reisdorf, B.C., & Rikard, R.V. (2018). Digital Rehabilitation: A Model of Reentry into the Digital Age. American Behavioral Scientist, 62(9), 1273–1290.


Helsper, E.J., & Reisdorf, B.C. (2017). The emergence of a ‘digital underclass’ in Great Britain and Sweden: Changing reasons for digital exclusion. New Media & Society, 19(8), 1253–1270.


Reisdorf, B. C., Dutton, W. H., Triwibowo, W., & Nelson, M. E. (2017). The unexplored history of operationalising digital divides: a pilot study. Internet Histories, 1(1–2), 106–118.

Reisdorf, B.C. & Groselj, D. (2017). Internet (non-)use types and motivational access: Implications for digital inequalities research. New Media & Society, 19(8), 1157–1176.

Reisdorf, B.C. & Jewkes, Y. (2016). (B)Locked Sites: The impact of lack of Internet access on prisoners during incarceration and rehabilitation. Information, Communication & Society, 19(6), 771-786.


Jewkes, Y., & Reisdorf, B. C. (2016). A brave new world: The problems and opportunities presented by new media technologies in prisons. Criminology & Criminal Justice, 16(5), 534–551.

Helsper, E.J., & Reisdorf, B.C. (2013). A quantitative examination of reasons for internet non-use. Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking, 16(2), 94-99.


Blank, G., & Reisdorf, B.C. (2012). The participatory web: A user perspective on Web 2.0. Information, Communication & Society, 15(4) 537-554.


Reisdorf, B.C., Axelsson, A., & Söderholm, H. (2012). Living offline: A qualitative study of internet non-use in Great Britain and Sweden. Selected Papers of Internet Research. Available at:


Reisdorf, B.C. (2011). Non-adoption of the internet in Great Britain and Sweden: A cross-national comparison. Information, Communication & Society, 14(3), 400-420.

Under Review

Grošelj, D., Reisdorf, B.C., Dolničar, V., & Petrovčič, A. (2020). A decade of proxy internet use: The changing role of socio-demographics and familial support in non-users’ indirect access to online services. The Information Society.


Reisdorf, B.C. (2020). Lockdown2: How Covid-19 is making the case for digital inclusion of incarcerated populations. American Behavioral Scientist.


Reisdorf, B.C., Blank, G., Bauer, J.M., Cottten, S., Robertson, C.T., & Knittel, M. (2020). Information Seeking Patterns and COVID-19 in the United States. Journal of Quantitative Description: Digital Media.


Reisdorf, B.C. & DeCook, J. R. (2020). Locked up and left out: Formerly incarcerated people in the context of digital inclusion. New Media & Society.


Reisdorf, B.C., DeCook, J., Foster, M., Cobbina, J., & LaCourse, A. (2020). “Even though I’m back out here, I’m still lost in the computer world”: How returning citizens make sense of the digital world. Information, Communication & Society.

Book Chapters

Reisdorf, B.C. (forthcoming, 2021). The digital habitus of marginalized communities: A case study of formerly incarcerated people in the United States. In Zillien, N. & Hergehan, J. (Eds.). Konzeptband Digitaler Habitus. Campus Press.


Reisdorf, B.C. & DeCook, J. (forthcoming). The Digital Technologies of Rehabilitation and Reentry. In Arrigo, B. & Sellers, B. (Eds.). The Pre-Crime Society: Crime, Culture, and Control in the Ultramodern Age. Bristol University Press.

Reisdorf, B.C. & Blank, G. (forthcoming). Algorithmic Literacy and Platform Trust. In Hargittai, E. (Ed.). Handbook of Digital Inequality. Edward Elgar Publishing. Available on request.

Dutton, W. H., Dubois, E., Blank, G., & Reisdorf, B. C. (2019). Political Opinion Formation in the Information Age. In Dutton, W. H. & Graham, M. (Eds.) Society and the Internet. Oxford University Press.


Reisdorf, B. C., Blank, G., & Dutton, W. H. (2019). Internet Cultures and Digital Inequalities. In Dutton, W. H. & Graham, M. (Eds.) Society and the Internet. Oxford University Press.

Reisdorf, B.C. & Rhinesmith, C. (2018). Digital Inclusion in International Perspective—An Asset-Based Approach to Digital Inclusion Research in the US Context. In Ragnedda, M. (Ed.), Digital Inclusion in International Perspective. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Reisdorf, B.C. & Groselj, D. (2017). Digital Divides. In: Choudrie J., Kurnia, S. and Tsatsou, P (Eds.). Innovative ICT enabled Services and Social Inclusion. London: Routledge.

Dutton, W.H. & Reisdorf, B.C. (2016). The internet through the ages. In: Nixon, P.G., Rawal, R. and A. Funk (Eds.). Digital Media Usage Across the Lifecourse, pp. 16-28. Surrey: Ashgate.

Conference Proceedings

Reisdorf, B. C., Dutton, W. H., Triwibowo, W., & Nelson, M. E. (2016). An interrupted history of digital divides. Selected Paper of Internet Research 2016: The 17th Annual Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers. Berlin, Germany.


Reisdorf, B.C. & Groselj, D. (2014). For what it’s worth: Digital inequalities, attitudes and a typology of Internet (non-)users. Proceedings of the 2014 ACM conference on Web science, 263–264.


Oostveen, A. M., Reisdorf, B.C., & Eccles, K. (2014). Access denied: A qualitative study of inadequate broadband access in rural Britain. Selected Papers from Internet Research 15: The 15th Annual Meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers. Daegu, Korea.


Dutton, W.H., Fernandez, L., Reisdorf, B.C., with Hampton, K. (2018). Broadband to the Neighborhoods. Quello Center Final Report for the project “Broadband to the Neighborhood”, supported by Rocket Fiber. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University.

Dutton, W.H., Reisdorf, B.C., Dubois, E., & Blank, G. (2017). Search and Politics: The Uses and Impacts of Search in Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, and the United States. Quello Center Final Report for the project “The Part Played by Search in Shaping Political Opinion”, supported by Google, UK, in collaboration with Google Inc. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University.

Oostveen, A., Meyer, E., Cobo, C., Hjorth, I., Reisdorf, B.C., Papoutsi, C., Power, L., Abdel-Sattar, N., Hale, S. & Waldburger, M. (2011). First year report on scientific workshop. SESERV Deliverable D1.2, Socio-Economic Services for European Research Projects FP7-2010-ICT-258138-CSA.


Helsper, E.J., & Reisdorf, B.C. (2010). Foster carers’ use of and attitudes towards the internet. Report for the North Lincolnshire Council.

Working Papers

Fernandez, L., Shillair, R., & Reisdorf, B.C. (2019). Building Our Own Bridges: How a Distressed Urban Neighborhood Bridges the Digital Divide. In preparation for Information Policy.


Petrovčič, A., Reisdorf, B.C., Prevodnika, K., & Grošelj, D. (in progress). The role of proxy internet use for digital inclusion. Journal of Computer Mediated Communication.

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