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Deen Freelon

Associate Professor School of Communication

Deen Freelon is an associate professor in the Communication Studies division. He has two major areas of expertise: 1) political expression through digital media, and 2) the use of code and computational methods to extract, preprocess, and analyze very large digital datasets. Freelon has authored or co-authored over 30 journal articles, book chapters, and reports, in addition to co-editing one scholarly book. His work has been funded by the Knight Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, and the US Institute of Peace. He is the creator of ReCal, an online intercoder reliability application that has been used by thousands of researchers around the world; and TSM, a network analysis module for the Python programming language.


Ph.D., Communication, University of Washington (2012); MA, Communication, University of Washington (2008); BA, Psychology (with honors), Stanford University (2002).

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SOC - School of Communication
McKinley - 325
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  • Spring 2016

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