Francesca Tripodi wins 2023 CIP Award for Impact and Excellence

Earlier this week, the University of Washington’s Center for an Informed Public announced CITAP Senior Faculty Researcher Francesca Tripodi as the winner of their 2023 CIP Award for Impact & Excellence.

The award recognizes Tripodi’s research contributions to strengthening democracy against disinformation, including an ethnographic approach of media immersion that allows her to embed herself fully into her respondents’ information ecosystem and her theoretical work on how our worldviews and “deep stories” shape how we seek information.

The award citation also notes her public scholarship and engagement, including giving testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee as part of a 2019 hearing, “Stifling Free Speech: Technological Censorship and the Public Discourse.”

Selection committee member Jonathan Corpus Ong highlighted:

“The Propagandists’ Playbook is a pathbreaking title inspiring a whole generation of researchers across communication, sociology, and information science make sense of how conservatives’ social anxieties and cultural resentments find new expression and affirmation in online communities. The book’s retelling of conservative voters’ ‘deep stories’ are at times difficult to read, but essential to grapple with as we work towards a shared political future.”

Tripodi will visit UW this fall to give a talk based on her work. We’re grateful to our friends at UW CIP for their leadership in identifying and recognizing impactful research!

And if you haven’t yet read The Propagandists’ Playbook, the audiobook (read by the author) is discounted through July 3!

Headshot of Francesca Tripodi.