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 ftripodi.com.
MediumHow do people decide what to trust? Data & Society Postdoctoral Scholar Francesca Tripodi shares insights from her research into conservative news practices. "While not all Christians are conservative nor all conservatives... Read on MediumJune 2018
Data & SocietyNew Data & Society ethnographic study illuminates conservative methods of fact-checking media; warns that search engines may facilitate disinformation Read moreMay 2018
PointsIn this Points essay, Data & Society Postdoctoral Scholar Francesca Tripodi explains how communities might define media literacy differently from one another. "In that moment, I realized that this community of Evangelica... Read on PointsFebruary 2018