Social Inequality

Researchers in this area examine how communication research, theory, practice, engagement, and design can explain and address social (identities and cultures, such as gender, religion, sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, age), economic, health, and political disparities and outcomes that affect people, communities, and wider civic society.

Recent projects in this area focus on:

  • Racial, ethnic, and gender disparities in representation across digital technologies
  • The role of race and class in risk perception and advocacy in environmental and health contexts
  • Privacy issues and awareness, including inclusive privacy and digital practices among marginalized and underserved groups
  • How gender, race, and sexuality shape social media influencers’ immaterial labor
  • How data collection methods and inclusion processes help reduce disparities and enhance interventions
  • Ethical issues surrounding the development and use of algorithms and artificial intelligence for economic and political purposes
  • Ways that marginalized groups organize to broaden participation in public discourse and protect each other online

Associated Faculty

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Natalie Bazarova

Associate Professor

Department of Communication

Natalie Bazarova
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Brooke Duffy

Associate Professor

Department of Communication

Brooke Duffy
  • bduffy [at] cornell.edu
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Amelia Greiner Safi

Senior Research Associate

Department of Communication

Amelia Greiner Safi
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Lee Humphreys

Professor and Chair

Department of Communication

Lee Humphreys
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Neil Lewis, Jr.

Assistant Professor

Department of Communication

Neil Lewis, Jr.
  • nlewisjr [at] cornell.edu
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Drew Margolin

Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies

Department of Communication

Drew Margolin
  • dm658 [at] cornell.edu
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J. Nathan Matias

Assistant Professor

Department of Communication

J. Nathan Matias
  • nathan.matias [at] cornell.edu
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Poppy McLeod

Professor

Department of Communication

Poppy McLeod
Communication Theories
Computer-Mediated Group Work
Group Communication
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Jeff Niederdeppe

Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

Department of Communication

Jeff Niederdeppe
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Dawn Schrader

Associate Professor

Department of Communication

Dawn Schrader
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Jonathon Schuldt

Associate Professor

Department of Communication

Jonathon Schuldt
Katherine Sender
Katherine Sender

Professor

Department of Communication

Katherine Sender
Andrea Stevenson Won assistant professor.
Andrea Stevenson Won

Assistant Professor

Department of Communication

Andrea Stevenson Won