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grants & contracts

2023     Knight Foundation 

External, key personnel

Expansion of the Center for Communication and Civic Renewal

2022​     The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation   

External, key personnel, phase 2

Rapid Response Media Messaging Research will Promote Health and Racial Equity 

2022​     The Miami Fund, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation    

External, principal investigator

News through Trusted Messengers in Black Communities

Funded: $137,525

2022    Color of Change

External, co-principal investigator with Deen Freelon

White supremacy and shows about policing

Funded: $8742


2021     Vaccine Confidence Fund

External, co-principal investigators with Indian University OSoMe 

Vax that thing up: Social contagions and social media’s potential to help with vaccine hesitancy

Funded: $248,776


2019    John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Key Personnel 

Observatory on Social Media, Technology & Society

2018    Mass Communication & Society Research Grant, AEJMC   

External, Co-PI with Rachel R. Mourão

News media effects, attitudes toward Black protest movements and the intersections of injustice

Funded: $10,000


2018    Emerging Scholars Grant, AEJMC                                                    

Disrupting the Protest Paradigm

Funded $3,500


2021   Health Disparities Pilot Grant


University of Minnesota Program in Health Disparities Research

Fund to develop a protocol to help change Black women to engage with conversations about breast cancer screening on social media websites

Funded: $25,000


2019    Kemp Teaching Development Grant  

Funding the development of an undergraduate research curriculum course focusing on social media reporting, journalism, and virality.  

Funded: $8,000



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