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Adina Abeles

Abeles is a member of the Political Psychology Research Group (PPRG). Her research aims to understand the processes by which people form attitudes, and how those attitudes affect voting behavior and influence policy.

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.

Jakki Bailey

Bailey  is interested in the psychological and social impact of media as well as the use of technology for learning.   Her current work examines the impact that embodied mediated experiences have on cognition and behavior.

Lorin Dole

Dole’s current research focuses on two separate psychological issues in human-robot interaction: what kinds of identities best enable robots to aid dependents in search-and-rescue situations, and how people’s implicit stereotypes about robots can be misattributed to humans.

Fernanda Herrera

Herrera’s research interests focus on the psychosocial effects of new media and technology as well as the cognitions and perceptions experienced while interacting with new media.

Andreas Katsanevas

Katsanevas takes a critical approach to blending journalism and technology studies. He seeks to understand how technology in journalism can reveal – and conceal – structures of power distribution.

Soohee Kim

Kim’s research interests include attitude formation, measurement of public opinion, and deliberative settings, with specific focus on the role of psychological and emotional factors.

Jihye Lee

Lee is interested in the politics of technology- specifically, she studies how the use of big data and algorithms in the current news environment might reinforce social inequalities.

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.

Mufan Luo

Mufan’s research focuses on the psychology of communication technology, which involves the examination of interpersonal dynamics in computer-mediated communication (CMC) and social media affordances.

Daniel Muise

Muise’s interests focus on the effect of advanced telecommunications capacity on disparity and political development under repressive and transitional regimes, specifically regarding data privacy and vulnerable populations.

Jeffrey Nagy

Nagy’s research interests include the history of interfaces, technological rhetorics and the expression of political and social values in media design, and the rearticulation of emergent technologies by end user populations.

Catherine (Soo Youn) Oh

Oh’s  research interests include the implications of media multitasking, the emotional dynamics of virtual communities, social influence, and the affective and social aspects of human-computer interaction.

Katherine Roehrick

Roehrick is interested in the psychosocial and developmental effects of new media and technology. In particular, she is keen to understand how new technology can facilitate learning opportunities that change individual attitudes and behaviors.

Morgan Weiland

Morgan N. Weiland is an attorney and PhD candidate at Stanford University specializing in speech, press, and technology law and ethics. She is the first student to pursue a joint degree program at Stanford Law School, where she received her J.D. in 2015, and Stanford’s Communication Department, where she is a Ph.D. candidate. 

Yushu Zhou

Zhou’s research interests focus on cognition in mediated information processing, psychology of interactive technologies, attitude change, and decision making.

Sheng Zou

Zou is interested in critical theory and cultural studies, particularly issues related to the politics of representation, the workings of ideology, and the affective dimension of digital media production and user participation.