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Deen Freelon

Assistant Professor
School of Communication

  • Deen Freelon is Assistant Professor of Communication Studies. His substantive area of expertise is political communication, especially as it relates to citizen expression via digital technologies. He also has a strong interest in the use of computer programming as a research method to extract, preprocess, and analyze massive amounts of online data. Freelon has published in peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Communication, New Media & Society, American Behavioral Scientist, and Information, Communication & Society. He is also the creator of ReCal, an online intercoder reliability application that has been used by thousands of researchers around the world. He formerly served as a technology trainer, web designer, and multimedia consultant at Duke University.
  • Degrees

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