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 Assistant Professor Megan Threats

Assistant Professor Megan Threats, a new member of the Library and Information Science faculty, leverages informatics to improve health outcomes and reduce health disparities in sexual and gender minority communities of color.

A Conversation with Assistant Professor Yonaira Rivera

Assistant Professor of Communication Yonaira Rivera tells SC&I about her research exploring ways social media can be used to improve community health, her community-based participatory research, and her plans for teaching this fall.

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.