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
Assistant Professor, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University
Founder & Collaborator
Information flows in social media and How social media may disrupt existing power structures


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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?


spiroEmma Spiro
Assistant Professor, Information School
Investigating crisis informatics, computational social science, and social networks


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
Associate Professor, Information Systems/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
Website, Cyberinstitute


Hedy LeeHedwig (Hedy) Lee
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology
Explores how the social determinants and consequences of population health and health disparities, with a particular focus on race/ethnicity, poverty, race-related stress, and the family



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PhD Student, School of Information Studies
Syracuse University
Interested in the study of individual’s characteristics from social media activities by using both computational methods and motivational theories