Robert M. Mason:
Professor, Information School.
Founder & Collaborator
Working at the intersection of information technologies, social values and ethics, and behavioral norms—particularly interested in how an emerging information ecology, linked through new social media platforms, enables and shapes knowledge work


Jeff Hemsley:
PhD Candidate, Information School.
Founder & Collaborator
Information flows in social media
How social media may disrupt existing power structures
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headshot-150x150Josef Eckert
PhD Candidate, Geography.
Founder & Collaborator
Critical Geographies of Social Media
Exploring the becoming of space as it pertains to the use of social media by social movement activists.



Shawn Walker:
PhD Candidate, Information School.
Founder & Collaborator
Political participation, social media, e-government
What forms of participation and expression are enabled by social media


Karine Nahon:
Associate Professor, Information School
Investigating questions related to politics and policy of information in networks.
What are the dynamics of power between stakeholders in networks? And how information flows changes these power dynamics?


Lance Bennet
Professor, Political Science
Ruddick C. Lawrence Professor of Communication
Director, Center for Communication and Civic Engagement
Working on ways in which communication processes structure social and political organization.


Kate Starbird
Assistant Professor, Human Centered Design & Engineering
Director, Emerging Capacities of Mass Participation (emCOMP)



Jason Thatcher
Collaborator Associate Professor, Information Systems, Clemson University/Academic Lead, Social Media Listening Center, Clemson University
Examines how trust and mindfulness affect online and offline IT-enabled behavior
How social media connects virtual organizing to real world political outcomes, and how analyzing social media can enrichen our understanding of civil society
Web Page, Cyberinstitute