The Cline Center is pleased to announce the 2021-2022 David F. Linowes Faculty Fellows: Assistant Professors Jodi Schneider and Peter Christensen of the School of Information Sciences and the Agriculture & Consumer Economics 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. Schneider is extending her 2020-21 project by continuing to 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-).
Prof. Christensen’s project is designed to reveal the causal linkages between local protest activity, local media coverage, and the incidence of discrimination in the housing market. A significant challenge in studying these relationships involves the absence of information that can be used to characterize the timing and character of local, contemporaneous protest movements. To address this challenge, Prof. Christensen will integrate emerging Cline Center data on police shootings and community-level protests with experimental data on the incidence of racial discrimination in the 50 largest housing markets in the US.
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. More information about the Linowes Fellowship can be found here: https://clinecenter.illinois.edu/get-involved/LinowesFellows