A few weeks ago, our student affiliate Bridget Barrett asked if CITAP was tracking which of our affiliates were on the job market this season. At her excellent recommendation, we’ve built a centralized page to showcase the range of talent in our community. Anyone would be lucky to recruit one of these scholars. If you’re searching for new colleagues, we hope you might find this listing helpful.
Shannon McGregor presented this week at NYU’s Center for Social Media and Politics’ 2022 midterms seminar series on Using Social Media to Drive the Political Conversation. The panel discusses how candidates and officeholders utilize social media to get attention, raise money, handle crises, and influence political discourse.
“Nostalgia operates differently for us, and because of that we tend to be more future thinking.” Tressie McMillan Cottom appeared on the podcastTwitterversetodiscuss raceand why Black people are the most future people she knows.
“Disinformation is, more than anything, a political strategy deployed by domestic elites. Looking at participants in the January 6 insurrections asks, do we see people who were ‘epistemologically confused’ or mobilized around politically weaponized identity?” Daniel Kreiss attended Columbia Journalism’sconferenceon Walter Lippmann’sPublic Opinion.
“Are people interested in this because they identify as a hot, anxious girl, or are they interested in inhabiting the persona of a hot, anxious girl?” Alice Marwick spoke toThe Atlanticabout Twitter’sanxious girl content.
“Obtaining access to my own [photos] was harder than I had imagined though — so hard that a virtual move to the Mojave — so I could claim residency in California and obtain my information via the state’s digital rights laws — seemed to be the only option left.” Affiliate Daniel Johnson’s new piece discusses Instagram deleting his account anddigital rights laws.
Danielle Lee Tomson considers whether Semafor considersstylistic polarizationand epistemic differences and cites Daniel Kreiss and Shannon McGregor’swork on polarization. Tomson andMcGregor both critiqueda Semafor promotional video on overcoming polarization.
October 25, 2pm ET: The Center on Technology Policy’s webinar on Programmed Political Speech: How Programmatic Political Advertising Policies Shape Online Speech. Affiliate Bridget Barrett is one of the panelists!Link to join the Zoom.
October 27: Francesca Tripodi will join the Institute for Data, Democracy & Politics for a conversation aboutThe Propagandists’ Playbook.Register to attend.
November 9: The Center for the Study of the American South hosts aconversationwith Psyche Williams-Forson and Tressie McMillan Cottom who will discuss Williams-Forson’sEating While Black: Food Shaming and Race in America.
November 10: The CITAP fall speaker series continues with Tamara K. Nopper delivering on Crime Data and Policing Data as Open Data: Considering Research Ethics, Transparency, and Privacy.Event information and registration. RSVP is required for livestream access.
???? Our friend Jonathan Ong shared he’s looking for a postdoctoral fellow to join his team!
????️ If you’re in North Carolina and have questions about this election, our executive director Kathryn Peters created a Twitter thread for you (early voting began yesterday!)
???? We’re reading this piece on how internet service providersovercharged low-income communitiesfor poor internet connections.