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Rod M. Abhari

Hello! I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the School of Communication at Northwestern University. I am a member of The Center for Media Psychology and Social Influence supervised by Dr. Nathan Walter.

Counterknowledge, or beliefs that challenge the authority of institutions, is a powerful force in today's civil society. My research uses qualitative and computational methods to investigate the social production and political impact of counter-knowledge in online communities

My work with the Laboratory on Innovation, Networks, and Knowledge looks at the role of retracted research in COVID-19 skepticism, and my work with the Center for Communication and Public Policy develops a framework for evaluating the threat of extremist memes in online communities.