Research Events

April 21, Curating Hope: Early-Onset Cancer Communities on Social Media

Early-onset cancer patients and survivors have unique needs in comparison to their older counterparts and so often turn to social media to find others with similar experiences. This presentation reports on a study which used reflexive qualitative interviews to understand the unique needs of early-onset cancer patients and caregivers as they engage with digital communities related to their illness.

February 21, Writing and Reporting Towards a World Without Gender-Based Violence

This event marks the release of the timely and vital guide book Silence and Omissions: A Media Guide for Covering Gender-Based Violence.The book, written in consultation with over one hundred women journalists around the world, sets out a human-rights framework for reporting on gendered violence, as well as the importance of using a survivor-centered approach. It can be accessed digitally or in print. 

February 15, Beyond individuals: Uncovering social structure in teams and organizations using network analysis

Network analysis has been widely employed to examine the social structure of team, groups, and organizations. In this talk, Y. Jasmine Wu will present two studies that apply network analysis in two different settings. The first study investigates the extent to which interpersonal trust in the workplace is influenced by individuals’ perceived proximity to one another.