Loyola University Chicago

Department of Political Science

Faculty Profile

Jennifer Forestal

Title/s:  Assistant Professor

Specialty Area: Political Theory

Office #:  Coffey Hall 328

Phone: 773.508.3055

Email: jforestal@luc.edu

CV Link: Forestal CV

External Webpage: http://www.jenniferforestal.com


Professor Forestal’s research and teaching interests are in the area of political theory. Her research focuses on questions of social media platform design and governance, digital culture, and democratic theory. She has published a book, Designing for Democracy: How to Build Community in Digital Environments (Oxford, 2022), on the role of design in building more democratic social media platforms, and her work has appeared in outlets like the American Political Science ReviewJournal of PoliticsHypatia, and The Washington Post.


Ph.D., Northwestern University, 2015