Research News

Scholars at the School of Communication and Information take an interdisciplinary approach to research that spans the fields of information science, library studies, communication, journalism and media studies.

A Conversation with Tawfiq Ammari

Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science Tawfiq Ammari joined the faculty last month. In our conversation with him, he discusses his research, which lies at the intersection of Social Computing, Data Science, and Science, Technology, and Society studies (STS).

A New Definition for Diverse Books

In two recent papers, SC&I faculty member E.E. Lawrence explores the reasons it is critical to develop a new definition for diverse books, offers a new definition, and explains why books defined as diverse must “advance informational justice for oppressed persons in particular.”

New Initiative Aims to Position Rutgers as a Leader in Science Communication

The Initiative is designed to support anyone involved or interested in science communication research, teaching, outreach, professional practice, and training, and aims to create a network across the university to promote science communication pedagogy and develop Rutgers into a global leader in science communication.

Katherine Ognyanova Captures Vital Data on Perceptions of COVID-19

Ognyanova is a researcher on The COVID-19 Consortium for Understanding the Public’s Policy Preferences Across States, a joint project with Northwestern, Harvard, and Northeastern Universities, that aims to help communities cope better with the impacts of the pandemic.

Ph.D. Student Luxuan Wang Awarded NCA’s Donald P. Cushman Memorial Award

Selecting Wang as the recipient of this prestigious award, The National Communication Association wrote, “Given the current political and racial tensions in our country, the selection committee found this paper timely and useful as it has heuristic value for the role that social media platforms play in the political arena among racial backgrounds.”