The Cline Center is pleased to announce the 2020-2021 David F. Linowes Faculty Fellows: Assistant Professors Alyssa Prorok and Jodi Schneider of the Department of Political Science and the School of Information Sciences at Illinois respectively.
Linowes Fellowships support scholars whose work is relevant to Cline Center initiatives and plan to use Cline Center data and technology in innovative projects.
Prof. Prorok’s is extending her 2019-2020 fellowship project which aims to use the Cline Center’s Global News Index and Phoenix data to collect information on cooperation between combatants engaged in civil war. The focus of her fellowship will be creating new data that can clarify the determinants and effects of cooperation between enemies.
Prof. Schneider will investigate whether the news on public health emergencies is
polarized along party lines, and to what extent. To do so, she plans to use the Cline Center’s Global News Index (GNI) and Archer system to investigate U.S. news on the opioid crisis (2004-2016) and the COVID-19 pandemic (2020-)
These projects reflect the values, goals, and standards set by Professor David F. Linowes during his long and distinguished service to the University of Illinois and the American people. Generous gifts from Professor Linowes and his family enable the Cline Center to support Faculty Fellows as well as the annual Linowes Lecture on Public Policy. These programs demonstrate our shared commitment to applying cutting-edge academic knowledge to today’s most challenging problems.