CCCE graduate research assistants
Graduate Research Assistants Chris Wells and Deen Freelon present original research at a CCCE conference.
about the CCCE

Directors

Lance Bennett

Lance Bennett is Director of the Center for Communication and Civic Engagement; and Professor of Political Science and Ruddick C. Lawrence Professor of Communication.

Matthew Powers

Matthew Powers is Associate Director of the Center for Communication and Civic Engagement and Assistant Professor of Communication. His research interests include journalism studies, transnational advocacy and comparative news media.

Adrienne Russell

Adrienne Russell is Associate Director of the Center for Communication and Civic Engagement and Mary Laird Wood Professor of Communication.

CCCE Emeritus Staff

Sheetal D. Agarwal

(BA University of San Diego, M.A. Georgetown University) Doctoral student in the Department of Communication at the University of Washington. Her research examines civic and political information technology and changing news norms in the digital environment. She is a researcher for both the Project on Information Technology and Political Islam (pITPI) and Engage, an NSF funded group developing and researching digital deliberative democracy tools.

Amanda Ballantyne

Graduate Instructor for Becoming Citizens

Michael Barthel

Graduate student in the Department of Communication, where he pursues research into institutional trust and how the media conveys information about processes to the public. He is also a freelance journalist who has written for Esquire, Salon, and the Portland Mercury.


Anna Bohm

Dick Wesley Undergraduate Research Fellow, Political Science & Communication


Theda Braddock

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Journalism, Political Science & French, Mary Gates Undergraduate Fellow, 2004

Christian Breunig

Graduate Research Assistant, Political Science

Kendra Brossman

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Communication

Ben Burkhalter

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Political Science

Toby Campbell

Graduate Research Assistant. MA student in Communication at the University of Washington. She is also a professional musician (www.anomiebelle.com), and she studies critical theory, the political economy of the music industry, and art activism. 

Yuri Choi

Undergraduate Wesley Fellow

Scott Brekke Davis

Undergraduate Research Fellow. Political Science and Communication. Peer coordinator Becoming Citizens Program. 

Timothy Deak

Project Manager, Student Voices and Becoming Citizens

Meghan Dougherty

Graduate Research Assistant, Communication

Michael Elguera

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Jacob English

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Communication

Kirsten Foot

Associate Director & Associate Professor of Communication

Paul Ford

Web Support

Jeannie Frantz

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Political Science & College Honors Program, Brandon Hawkins Undergraduate Research Assistant, German Language and Literature, Political Science, & European Studies

Deen Freelon

Graduate Research Assistant, Communication

Adriana Gil Miner

Project Manager of the MacArthur Civic Learning Online Program.

Heather Gorgura

Graduate Research Assistant, Communication

Atanas Grozdev

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Political Science

Jon Hickey

Graduate Research Assistant, Evans School of Public Affairs

Brandon Hawkins

Undergraduate Research Assistant, German Language and Literature, Political Science, & European Studies

James Herman

Undergraduate Wesley Fellow

Philip Howard

Associate Director of the Center for Communication and Civic Engagement and Associate Professor of Communication. Professor Howard leads the project on Information Technology and Political Islam (pITPI).

Muzammil Hussain

Researcher for the MacArthur-funded Networking Young Citizens project (engagedyouth.org) and the Google-funded Virality of Political Information project (retrov.org); and a project manager for the NSF-funded Information Technology and Political Islam project (pitpi.org), and the Intel-funded World Information Access project (wiaproject.org).

David Iozzi

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Communication and Political Science, and Mary Gates Undergraduate Fellow

Courtney Johnson

Nathan Johnson

Graduate Research Assistant. Department of Communication. Quantitative discourse analysis.

Tim Jones

Graduate Research Assistant, Political Science

Henrike Knappe

Visiting Graduate Research Assistant. Free University of Berlin. Mapping transnational NGO Networks.

Carolyn Lee

Graduate Research Assistant, Political Science

Christine Lee

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Political Science & Communication

Ryan Mattson

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Linguistics

Meghan McLaughlin

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Communication

Gillian Murphy

Graduate Research Assistant, Sociology

Kevin Norman

Undergraduate research assistant

Kaulalani Ogi

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Communication & Journalism

Nate Partham

Graduate Instructor for Becoming Citizens

Savannah Peterson

CCCE event planning and design. Marketing campaign for Puget Sound Off.

Victor Pickard

Graduate Research Assistant, Communication

Wendy Pickerel

Mary Gates Undergraduate Fellow

Nathanael R. Potts

Allison Rank

Graduate Research Assistant, Political Science

Robert Richards

Graduate Research Assistant, Communication

Caterina Rost

(M.A. University of Leipzig, M.A. University of Washington) Doctoral student in the Department of Political Science at the University of Washington. Her research focuses on the role of emotional appeals in political communication, specifically she is comparing cultural differences in the use of emotions between the United States and Germany. As the coordinator for the Center, she is in charge of website updates, the annual CCCE Newsletter, and other organizational tasks.   

Carmen Rubio

Graduate Research Assistant, Communication

Carl Schroeder

Mary Gates Undergraduate Fellow

James Sellers

Graduate Research Assistant, Political Science

Alexandra Segerberg

Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Visiting from Stockholm University. Digital Media and Collective Action.

Collin Syfert

(B.S. University of Iowa, M.A. University of Rhode Island) Doctoral student in the Department of Communication at the University of Washington. His research examines the intersections of environmental health and human welfare, focusing on how environmental discourses challenge and are appropriated in public policy. He is a Research and Undergraduate Learning Community Coordinator for the Rethinking Prosperity Project.

Amoshaun Toft

Graduate Research Assistant, Communication

Peter Van Aelst

Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Visiting from Antwerp University. Media and Comparative Politics.

Binh Vong

Lea Werbel

Graduate Research Assistant, Communication

Sophia Wilson

Graduate Research Assistant, Political Science

Chris Wells

Graduate Research Assistant. Communication & Project Coordinator of Becoming Citizens. Research Coordinator, MacArthur Civic Learning Online Projects

Andrew Waits

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Political Science & Communication, Mary Gates Undergraduate Fellow, 2005

Samuel C. Woolley

(BA University of San Diego, MA Claremont Graduate University) Doctoral student in the Department of Communication at the University of Washington. His research focuses on the ways digital media is used as a tool for both activism and propaganda. He is Research and Undergraduate Learning Community Coordinator for the Rethinking Prosperity Project.

John Wu

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Communication

Mike Xenos

Graduate Research Assistant, Political Science

 

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