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.

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.”

The ASPEN Project Welcomes Calandra Lindstadt, Ph.D.

Lindstadt has joined ASPEN as a postdoctoral associate, and she will assist the project in its aim to ensure New Jersey policymakers’ decisions are informed by relevant research, in order to ultimately implement universal adolescent mental health screening in New Jersey public schools.

Inclusion and Exclusion are Organized Through Communication Practices

In “Organizing Inclusion,” a new book edited by Professor Marya Doerfel and former SC&I faculty member Jennifer Gibbs, the authors “challenge all of us to rethink our own role in perpetuating racist systems and how we can change that with both individual-level and structural changes.”

The ABCDs of Remote Learning

“It’s all about the ABCDs of remote learning: Assistance, Broadband Connectivity, and Devices,” said Katz, who conducts research with children growing up in low-income, working class and immigrant families and how they learn about and with new technology. “Students need all of those bases covered for distance learning to work.”