The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is pleased to announce the selection of the 2024 Data Fluencies Dissertation Research Grantees. These five researchers—Yeonhee Cho, Jewell Ruth-Ella Humphrey, Stephen J. Neville, Summer Sullivan, and Ashleigh Washington—will each receive up to $15,000 in grants to pursue research projects on information, data, and technology.

The five winning projects all support the SSRC Data Fluencies Project’s goal of envisioning more just and equitable futures through the responsible use of data and technology. 

These awards, made in partnership with Simon Fraser University’s Digital Democracies Institute, are enabled by generous support from the Mellon Foundation

The following are recipients of the 2024 Data Fluencies Dissertation Research Grants:

Yeonhee Cho

Affiliation (at time of award)
University of Washington

Yeonhee Cho’s project will explore human-computer interaction, game-based learning, and the transformative role of technology in education.

Jewell Ruth-Ella Humphrey

Affiliation (at time of award)
University of California, Los Angeles

Jewell Ruth-Ella Humphrey’s project will explore the potential to digitally archive the records of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA).

Stephen J. Neville

Affiliation (at time of award)
York University/Toronto Metropolitan University

Stephen J. Neville’s project will examine cultural and technological aspects of Indigenous Métis musical traditions.

Summer Sullivan

Affiliation (at time of award)
University of California, Santa Cruz

Summer Sullivan’s project will explore implications of automation in the Salinas Valley lettuce industry.

Ashleigh Washington

Affiliation (at time of award)
City University of New York

Ashleigh Washington’s project will explore the uses of data and technology in the US child welfare system.