Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Professor; Affiliated Faculty
Jennifer Stromer-Galley is a professor in Syracuse University's School of Information Studies and director for the Center for Computational and Data Sciences. She is an affiliated faculty member with the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies and with the Department of Political Science, and she is president of the Association of Internet Researchers.
Stromer-Galley has been studying "social media" since before it was called social media, studying online interaction and strategic communication in a variety of contexts, including political forums and online games. She has published over 50 journal articles, proceedings, and book chapters. Her award-winning book, Presidential Campaigning in the Internet Age (Oxford University Press), provides a history of presidential campaigns as they have adopted and adapted to digital communication technologies. She is a fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University. The fellowship supported a collaborative research project, Illuminating 2016, studying the 2016 presidential campaign by collecting and analyzing the candidates' and public's postings on social media.
Stromer-Galley is principal investigator of an $11.5 million project called Trackable Reasoning and Analysis for Collaboration and Evaluation (TRACE). Funded by the Intelligence Advanced Research Program Activity (IARPA), the project aims to experiment with reasoning, reporting, and crowdsourcing techniques to improve analysis. Mentoring the next generation of scholars and social entrepreneurs is something she particularly enjoys.