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 published in peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Communication, New Media & Society, American Behavioral Scientist, and Information, Communication & Society. 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. He formerly served as a technology trainer, web designer, and multimedia consultant at Duke University.
Ph.D., Communication, University of Washington (2012); MA, Communication, University of Washington (2008); BA, Psychology (with honors), Stanford University (2002).
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