Katherine Ognyanova

Katherine Ognyanova
Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Communications at Rutgers University
Lab Alumnus

Katherine received her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. She holds a B.Sc. degree in Computer Science, and M.A. degrees in Communication and Virtual Culture. Katya does research with a broad focus on transformations of the media system, political and civic engagement, and the impact of technology on social structures. Her doctoral thesis investigates the changing patterns of news production and consumption in a digital age through actor-based network models. At USC, Katherine studied the role online tools play in social organization, public participation, and scientific work. As a member of the Annenberg Networks Network (ANN), she did research on content production and collaboration in virtual communities. Katya was also part of the Metamorphosis group and its local initiative aimed at evaluating the impact of new media on civic engagement in diverse populations. Pursuing a similar line of research, she worked at the Center for the Digital Future, conducting data analysis for the World Internet Project.

In addition to her Annenberg graduate fellowship, Katya completed a fellowship at the FCC with the Consortium on Media Policy Studies, as well as the Oxford Internet Institute Summer Doctoral Program.

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Current Lab Members

Director

David Lazer
Director

Project Manager

Janette Briceno
Project Manager

Research Assistant

Thalita Coleman
Research Assistant

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Stefano Balietti
Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Lisa Friedland
Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Will Hobbs
Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Kenny Joseph
Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Jason Radford
Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Briony Swire Thompson
Post Doctoral Research Fellow

PhD Student

Stefan McCabe
PhD Student
Ronald Robertson
PhD Student
Rezvan Sherkati
PhD Student
Sarah Shugars
PhD Student

Visiting Researcher

Philipp Hunziker
Visiting Researcher

Lab Alumnus

Navid Dianati
Lab Alumnus
Samuel Fraiberger
Lab Alumnus
Ryan P. Kennedy
Lab Alumnus
Katherine Ognyanova
Lab Alumnus
Stefan Wojcik
Lab Alumnus