Meet Our Visiting Scholars!
Faculty Interested in a Visiting Scholar Position
The School of Information Studies is delighted to host visiting scholars who advance and extend the research interests of our faculty through shared research projects, common interests and new opportunities.
We host several visitors each academic semester based entirely on faculty research interests.
We encourage potential visitors to contact particular faculty to ascertain the opportunity and to help build their research plan for their visit.
Faculty interested in a visiting scholar position should:
- Apply in October (at the latest) for a position in the Spring; and in April (at the latest) for a position in the Fall.
- Provide documentation of current employment preferably in the form of an official letter or ID issued by their organization.
- Submit an application letter describing plans for the visit, including research plan, founding sources, evidence of English proficiency and the dates for the visit.
- Visiting faculty must be fully funded from an outside source for stipend, living expenses, travel, health insurance, and research data collection if necessary, etc.
Once you are approved you will be invited to present your research to the faculty at the beginning of your visit.
Rebekah Tromble is an Assistant Professor in the Institute of Political Science at Leiden University, in the Netherlands. Rebekah’s research combines interests in the political uses of social media, public discourse (both online and offline), social movements, and digital research methodology and ethics. Her most recent work investigates how and why politicians across multiple countries use social media to engage in reciprocal dialog (i.e., genuine back-and-forth exchanges) with members of the public. She is also working on a project to map and unpack the biases that are generated when using common techniques for collecting social media data. Her research has been published in journals such as New Media & Society, International Studies Quarterly, the International Journal of Communication, and European Political Science. More information about her work can be found at www.rebekahtromble.net.
Institution: Nanjing University School of Information Management
Supported by the China Scholarship Council, Zeng has been here working with Professor Daniel Acuna on Building a recommendation system to indicated where citations are needed in a document, then automatically filling in, the proper citation. Zeng has completed the first phase by developing a tool that assess where citation is needed. He is continuing on the second phase of the project. The tool will have uses in academia and will be helpful in determining when documents might be considered “fake news,” if they are lacking supporting reference and citation.