Mind to Mind 2017: Researchers and Reporters Join Forces on America’s Workforce

The Oct 20th symposium will bring together academics and journalists to discuss topics relating to America’s workforce. Panels will examine the lack of diversity in Silicon Valley hiring, the plight of immigrant laborers, the human fallout of the gig economy, and the role of data in labor market discrimination. Sponsored by: Department of Communication and the Center for Investigative Journalism.

Roberta R. Katz

Senior Research Scholar
McClatchy Hall, Rm. 444

Katz is coordinating an interdisciplinary group of scholars who are examining the cultural norms and values of those born during and after the mid-1990s.

Yingdan Lu

Yingdan’s research focuses on political implications and social effects of digital media in Chinese politics, especially with regard to media governance and public opinion.

Sanna Ali

Sanna is interested in politics of platforms and the civic good – specifically, she studies privatization of digitally-supported infrastructure and its implications on inequalities of access and distribution.

How We Became Bitter Political Enemies

“If you go back to the days of the Civil War, one can find cases in American political history where there was far more rancor and violence,” says Shanto Iyengar. “But in the modern era, there are no ‘ifs’ and ‘buts’ — partisan animus is at an all-time high.”