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

Directors & Staff

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.

Phil Howard

Philip Howard is 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).

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.

Sheetal D. Agarwal

Sheetal D. Agarwal (BA University of San Diego, M.A. Georgetown University) is a 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.

Michael Barthel

Michael Barthel is a 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.

Caterina Rost

Caterina Rost (M.A. University of Leipzig, M.A. University of Washington) is a 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.   

Collin Syfert

Collin Syfert (B.S. University of Iowa, M.A. University of Rhode Island) is a 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.

Samuel C. Woolley

Samuel C. Woolley (BA University of San Diego, MA Claremont Graduate University) is a 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.

CCCE Emeritus Staff

Amanda Ballantyne

(2007-2009)

Graduate Instructor for Becoming Citizens


Anna Bohm

(2010-2011)

Dick Wesley Undergraduate Research Fellow, Political Science & Communication


Theda Braddock

(2003-2004)

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

Christian Breunig

(2004-2007)

Graduate Research Assistant, Political Science

Kendra Brossman

(2003-2004)

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Communication

Ben Burkhalter

 

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Political Science

Toby Campbell

(2006-2009)

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

(2012)

Undergraduate Wesley Fellow

Scott Brekke Davis

(2008-2010)

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

Timothy Deak

(2005-2007)

Project Manager, Student Voices and Becoming Citizens

Meghan Dougherty

(2002-2005)

Graduate Research Assistant, Communication

Michael Elguera

(2007-2009)

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Jacob English

(2003-2004)

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Communication

Kirsten Foot

 

Associate Director & Associate Professor of Communication

Paul Ford

 

Web Support

Jeannie Frantz

(2005-2006)

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

Deen Freelon

(2008-2011)

Graduate Research Assistant, Communication

Adriana Gil Miner

(2007-2008)

Project Manager of the MacArthur Civic Learning Online Program.

Heather Gorgura

(2003-2004)

Graduate Research Assistant, Communication

Atanas Grozdev

 

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Political Science

Jon Hickey

(2007-2008)

Graduate Research Assistant, Evans School of Public Affairs

Brandon Hawkins

(2005-2007)

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

James Herman

(2012)

Undergraduate Wesley Fellow

Muzammil Hussain

(2013)

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

(2002-2004)

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

Courtney Johnson

(2013)

Nathan Johnson

(2009-2010)

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

Tim Jones

(2003-2004)

Graduate Research Assistant, Political Science

Henrike Knappe

(2009-2010)

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

Carolyn Lee

(2004-2006)

Graduate Research Assistant, Political Science

Christine Lee

(2003-2004)

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Political Science & Communication

Ryan Mattson

(2004-2005)

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Linguistics

Meghan McLaughlin

(2002-2003)

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Communication

Gillian Murphy

(2001-2003)

Graduate Research Assistant, Sociology

Kevin Norman

(2007-2009)

Undergraduate research assistant

Kaulalani Ogi

(2004-2005)

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Communication & Journalism

Nate Partham

(2008-2009)

Graduate Instructor for Becoming Citizens

Savannah Peterson

(2006-2008)

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

Victor Pickard

(2002-2003)

Graduate Research Assistant, Communication

Wendy Pickerel

(2002-2003)

Mary Gates Undergraduate Fellow

Nathanael R. Potts

(2013)

Allison Rank

(2008-2009)

Graduate Research Assistant, Political Science

Robert Richards

 

Graduate Research Assistant, Communication

Carmen Rubio

(2001-2002)

Graduate Research Assistant, Communication

Carl Schroeder

(2001-2003)

Mary Gates Undergraduate Fellow

James Sellers

(2001-2004)

Graduate Research Assistant, Political Science

Alexandra Segerberg

(2008-2010)

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

Amoshaun Toft

 

Graduate Research Assistant, Communication

Peter Van Aelst

(2008-2009)

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

Binh Vong

(2013)

Lea Werbel

 

Graduate Research Assistant, Communication

Sophia Wilson

(2003-2004)

Graduate Research Assistant, Political Science

Chris Wells

(2006-2010)

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

Andrew Waits

(2004-2005)

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

John Wu

(2003-2004)

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Communication

Mike Xenos

(2001-2005)

Graduate Research Assistant, Political Science

 

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