Critical Data Studies

Examining the ideological underpinnings of data- and technology-driven institutions and practices by combining algorithmic and qualitative methods of research.

Social Media Studies

Understanding how people use social media and how institutions like Twitter and Facebook influence politics, culture, and society.

Global Media and Politics

Looking at how differences in media systems and political cultures influence the work of journalists and news organizations, especially in the Global South.

Framing and Media Sociology

Investigating how news organizations frame contentious social and political issues, and understanding the cultural and sociological factors that produce these frames.