Francesca Tripodi

Sociologist and Media Scholar

Francesca Tripodi is a sociologist who studies how participatory media perpetuates systems of inequality. In her dissertation, she developed a theoretical matrix to analyze how expression is obscured through algorithmic and social processes (avoidance, harassment, reappropriation, and deletion). As a postdoctoral scholar at Data & Society, Francesca will study how partisan groups interact with media and the role community plays in legitimating what constitutes news and information. Following her work at Data & Society, Francesca will join the Sociology & Anthropology Department at James Madison University as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Sociology. Francesca received her PhD from the University of Virginia where she was also a Digital Humanities Fellow at the Scholar’s Lab. More information on her research and publications can be found at her website  


Press Coverage

Eastern Sociological Society 2018 Annual Meeting
Feb 22, 2018
Between Likes and Lies: The Battle Against Media Manipulation
May 14, 2018

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