IDDP's research fellowships support projects by Ph.D. or other terminal degree holders at any stage of their career. The research should align with IDDP’s mission to help the public, journalists and policymakers understand digital media’s influence on public dialogue and opinion and to develop sound solutions to disinformation and other ills that arise in these spaces.
This is the third of three Q & A’s in which GW Today introduces the fellows to the university community.
Rachel Moran is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Washington’s Center for an Informed Public and faculty fellow at the University of North Carolina’s Center for Information, Technology and Politics. She was the 2018-19 Oakley Endowed Fellow at the University of Southern California, where she earned her Ph.D., and received the 2018 Charles Benton Junior Scholar Award. Her research explores the role of trust in digital information environments and is particularly concerned with how trust is implicated in the spread of mis- and dis-information.