Ev Boyle

ev_boyle_headshotAssociate Director

Ev Boyle is the Associate Director of CCLP and the founding director of Civic Tech USC, a new initiative that focuses on how technology can connect citizens to government and to each other in ways that improve democracy and civic life.

Ev leads CCLP’s work on civic technology and was the principal investigator for the 2015 report, Empowering the Public Through Open Data: Findings and Recommendations for City Leaders in Los Angeles County. Ev’s other research at USC includes a project on the 2016 presidential primaries and an initiative on mobile phones for public service, and he co-authored the 2012 report, Technology and Human Trafficking: The Rise of Mobile and the Diffusion of Technology-Facilitated Trafficking.

From 2007-2010, he was a co-founder of two award-winning technology start-ups in New York City and a producer of short documentaries for Current TV. More recently, he was a research assistant studying WikiLeaks at POLIS, the media and society think tank at the London School of Economics. Prior to his roles in start-ups and academia, Ev worked for the Washington, D.C.-based Democracy Alliance, where he developed investment strategies for building non-profit infrastructure.

He holds a joint M.Sc./M.A. in Global Media and Communications from the London School of Economics and the University of Southern California, and a B.A. in Communication from the University of Pennsylvania.

Ev can be reached at (213) 740-9683 or eboyle@usc.edu.