The SMART Dialogue Series features interdisciplinary Colloquiums on Social Media Research organized and hosted by the Social Media Analytics Research Team (SMART) Lab. The purpose of the SMART Dialogue Series is to offer faculty, staff, and students an opportunity to present their research. The sessions are intended to be in a casual and collegial atmosphere, where presenter and audience are encouraged to engage in discussion about the topic.

To date, the following topics have been presented in the Dialogue Series by different researchers:

Spring 2020

  • From Transgression to Transformation: How Gender Fluidity in Rap is Restructuring the Conversation. – Franchesca Rife
  • H3L: Lessons learned from a social media campaign – Dr. Mario Grijalva

Fall 2019

  • The kiss of death: understanding conversations on Chagas disease amongst YouTube users through social media analytics – Aggrey Willis Otieno
  • Mapping the cultural boundaries of relevance: Environmental issues in Wikipedia – Dr. Ted Welser
  • Mental Health Information Satisfaction and Social Interactions – Jessie Roark
    Data Analytics to understand Public Diplomacy on Social Media – Dr. Laeeq Khan
  • Creative identity (re)Construction, creative community building, and creative resistance: A qualitative analysis of queer in group members’ tweets after the Orlando Shooting – Elizabeth Jenkins
  • How did vaping become fire? Social media effects in the social learning of vaping among young adults – Mahbub Bhuyan
  • A critical view of television in the post-network era – Quang Ngo

Spring 2019

  • Digital Platforms and My Research: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly – Dr. Irfan Kanat, Assistant Professor, School of Business
  • Mediated Health Campaigns: Importance, Intervention, and Impact – Shariq Sherwani, PhD Candidate, Communication Studies
  • Uncertainty Management in Mass Shootings: Antecedents, Appraisals, and Communication Behavior – Dr. Suring Chung, Assistant Professor, School of Journalism
  • The Role of Social Media Activism in Democratizing and Transforming Citizen Participation – Dr. Saumya Pant, Director, Communication & Development
  • The Poison Pill of Negative Online Reviews: A Study of Argument Quality and Grammatical Correctness – Dr. Vic Matta, Associate Professor, School of Business
  • News Employees in a Digital World: Notes toward Understanding Substitution Effects in Employment in News Industries –  Dr. Hugh Martin, Professor, School of Journalism

Fall 2018

  • Media Multitasking: The Role of Message and Channel Factors – Dr. Jatin Srivastava, Associate Professir, School of Journalims
  • Examining Chinese Tik Tok (Douyin) Users’ Engagement Behaviors based on Uses and Gratifications Theory – Zeyu Zhang, PhD Candidate, Media Arts & Studies
  • Developing a 2D Cross-Section Training Strategy for 3D Volume Segmentation by Analyzing Human Perception and Cognitive Tasks – Dr. Anahita Sanandaji, School of Computing
  • Binge Drinking in the Socially Mediated World of College Men and Women – Dr. Howard Welser, Associate Professor, Sociology
  • The Arabic Animator’s Perceptions of Arabic Animation Film Industry – Ghanem Elhersh, Phd Student, Media Arts & Studies
  • Music for Peace: Social Media Analytics for Understanding India-Pakistan User Engagement on YouTube – Dr. Laeeq Khan 
  • A Network Analysis of Campaign on Twitter about the Deportation of Eritrean Refugees from Israel – Goitom Negash, PhD Candidate, Media Arts & Studies
  • Bring the “Journalism” to the “Data” – Dr. Aimee Edmondson

Spring 2018

  • How Social analytics helps us tell a story – Dr. Laeeq Khan, Assistant Professor, School of Media Arts and Studies
  • Data visualization for the people – John Grimwade, Assistant Professor, School of Visual Communication
  • Digital divide in rural Appalachia – understanding internet access issues in southeast Ohio – Claudia Cisneros, Master’s Candidate, Center for International Studies
  • Exploring networks on Twitter – Ika Karlina, PhD candidate, School of Media Arts and Studies
  • All about data journalism – Dr. Aimee Edmondson, Associate Professor, School of Journalism
  • Comparative study of memes in north America, Post-Soviet region, and West Africa: Common characteristics of the most engaging online content on Twitter, Maryam Saleh & Suleman Gurbanov, Master’s Students, Center for International Studies

Fall 2017

  • Community members use of creative language in response to shared identity threat –Elizabeth Jenkins 
  • The impact of Personalization on Users – Dr. Jeremy Saks
  • Government PR: Communications on Social Media in Indonesia, Expectation and Reality – Ika Idris
  • Social media advocacy: Discourse analysis of the coalition to stop violence against women in Armenia – Nune Grigoryan

Spring 2017

  • Quieting the Commenters: What effect do journalists have on social media movements – Hans Meyer, Associate professor, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism
  • India and USA Party Agendas in Press Releases, Tweets contrasted with Newspaper Agendas – Nisha Garud, Ph.D. student, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism
  • Training for the unthinkable: Examining message characteristics on motivations to engage in an active-shooter response video – Jessica Ford
  • Performing a Taboo: #Brelfie – Sarah Beach
  • A survey of Chinese social media user gratifications for WeChat – Bowen Gao
  • Artificial intelligence media: A fresh look into audiences – Chetra Chap
  • Life after death on Facbook – Alex Lippert

Fall 2016

  • Social Media and social norms: The bystander effect in online settings: Dr. Stephanie Tikkanen
  • Health Messages on Facebook; Magazines and user engagement: Dr. Parul Jain
  • User engagement on YouTube; Text Analytics for a large Twitter dataset about the Rio 2016 Olympics and the concerns surrounding Zika virus – Dr. Laeeq Khan
  • Social Media as Participative Media – Dr. Wolfgang Suetzl
  • The dark side of CMC: sexting and deceptive texting – Elizabeth Tobin
  • The rights of others: Democratic iterations and the framing of Syrian Refugee Crisis – Zulfia Zaher
  • Social media censorship in United States and India and its impact on public opinion – Enakshi Roy