Principal Investigator

Frank Sesno

School of Media and Public Affairs

Director, Professor of Media and Public Affairs and International Affairs and Co-Principal Investigator

Faculty Researchers

Susan Ariel Aaronson

Elliot School of International Affairs

Founder and Director of the Digital Trade and Data Governance Hub

Lorien Abroms

Milken Institute School of Public Health

Professor Department of Prevention and Community Health at the Milken Institute School of Public Health and the Associate Dean for Ph.D. & MS Studies at the Milken Institute School of Public Health

Babak Bahador

School of Media and Public Affairs

Associate Research Professor of Media and Public Affairs

Carla J. Berg

Milken Institute School of Public Health

Professor in the Department of Prevention and Community Health

Robert Brauneis

Goerge Washington University Law School

Michael J. McKeon Professor of Intellectual Property Law and Co-Director of the Intellectual Property Program at The George Washington University Law School

Imani M. Cheers

School of Media and Public Affairs

Interim Senior Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education Office of the Provost; Associate Professor of Media and Public Affairs

Richard Grinker

Columbian College of Arts and Sciences

Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs

Kim Gross

School of Media and Public Affairs

Vice Dean, Programs & Operations Columbian College of Arts and Sciences

Henry Hale

Elliot School of International Affairs

Co-Director of the Program on New Approaches to Research and Security in Eurasia

Matthew Hindman

School of Media and Public Affairs

Professor of Media and Public Affairs

Howie Huang

School of Engineering and Applied Science

Professor School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

David Karpf

School of Media and Public Affairs

Associate Professor of Media and Public Affairs

Dawn Nunziato

Goerge Washington University Law School

William Wallace Kirkpatrick Research Professor

Robert Pless

School of Engineering and Applied Science

Professor School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Ethan Porter

School of Media and Public Affairs

Associate Professor of Media and Public Affairs and of Political Science

Catie Snow Bailard

School of Media and Public Affairs

Associate Professor of Media and Public Affairs

Andrew Thompson

Political Science

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Tony Yang

George Washington University School of Nursing

Executive Director of the Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement


Knight Fellows

Jeff Allen

Knight Fellow, Co-Founder & Chief Research Officer Integrity Institute

Anna Lenhart

Knight Policy Fellow

Sahar Massachi

Knight Fellow, Co-Founder & Executive Director Integrity Institute

Brandon Silverman

Knight Fellow, Co-Founder & CEO CrowdTangle

Former Knight Fellows
Seyi Akiwowo

Knight Fellow, Founder and Executive Director of Glitch

Craig Silverman

Inaugural Knight Fellow, Buzzfeed Media Editor

Nabiha Syed

Knight Fellow, President of The Markup


Post-Docs

Stefan McCabe

Post-Doctoral Associate


Research Fellows

Enrique Armijo

Professor of Law at Elon University

Jennifer Forestal

Helen Houlahan Rigali Assistant Professor of Political Science at Loyola University Chicago

Madeline Jalbert

Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Washington

Jeffrey Lees

Visiting Assistant Professor at Clemson University’s Media Forensics Hub


Staff

Tom DiFonzo

Journalist-in-Residence

Alyse Mier

Assistant Program Director, Special Projects & Administration