Neta Kligler-Vilenchik is assistant professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her research interests focus on youth civic and political engagement in the context of the new media environment. Her dissertation examined several case studies of innovative groups linking participatory culture with participatory politics, as cases of “alternative citizenship.” Kligler-Vilenchik has published in journals, including New Media & Society, International Journal of Communication, Computers in Human Behavior, European Journal of Communication. She is a co-author on the book “By Any Media Necessary: The New Activism of Youth Online” with Henry Jenkins et al. She received her Ph.D. in communication from the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the USC, and has an M.A. in communication from the University of Haifa, Israel, and a B.A. in communication and political science from Tel Aviv University, Israel (both Summa Cum Laude).