Exploring Contentious Scientific Issues on Social Media

Emily Vraga, George Mason University
Friday, March 9, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Smith Hall, Room 40A
Emily Vraga
Emily Vraga, George Mason University

Emily K. Vraga is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication at George Mason University, where she is the Political Communication Minor Director. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Mass Communications in 2011. Her research focuses on how individuals respond to news and information about contentious political, scientific, and health issues, particularly when they encounter disagreement with their views via digital media. She is especially interested in testing methods to limit biased processing and misinformation and to encourage attention to more diverse content online.