Josephine Lukito

Josephine (“Jo”) Lukito is a Ph.D student studying the language of political communication and economic news. She specializes in mixed methods and computational approaches to text analysis. Her recent studies examine the influence of Russian IRA content in the U.S. media ecology, temporal patterns of Twitter discourse during U.S. Presidential debates, and the linguistic intergroup bias as applied to countries. Her dissertation focuses on how national and local U.S. news media framed U.S.-China trade relations from 2007 to 2018.

Jo holds an M.A. in Media Studies from the Newhouse School of Communication, Syracuse University. She received her B.A. in Communication and Political Science at the State University of New York at Geneseo. She has two Ph.D minors, one in English Language & Linguistics and one in Political Science (Methodology and International Relations). Jo is affiliated with the following research groups: CCCP, Computational Methods, MCRC, and SMAD.

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