Introducing the inaugural recipients of the Social Media and Democracy Research Grants, the first opportunity for systematic scholarly access to privacy-protected Facebook data to study the platform’s impact on democracy worldwide.
WATCH | Cynthia Miller-Idriss, former International Dissertation Research Fellow and coauthor of Seeing the World, with Mitchell Stevens and the SSRC’s Seteny Shami, a Washington Post Live.
EVENT | Sheila Jasanoff to be awarded the SSRC’s Hirschman Prize on 11/30, which recognizes excellence in research, theory, and public communication, in the tradition of economist Albert O. Hirschman’s pioneering role in social science and public policy.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS | As part of the Social Data Initiative, we invite researchers to study the role of social media in elections and democracy. Successful applicants will be permitted access to a large, global dataset of news website URLs circulated on Facebook.
The SSRC is proud to announce that Sheila Sen Jasanoff is the recipient of the 2018 Albert O. Hirschman Prize, the Council’s highest honor.