In particular candidates whose scholarship speaks to the following broad substantive topics are encouraged to apply:
- Social media politics
- Information disorder (misinformation, disinformation, etc.)
- Online political and civic participation
- Political power in information systems
While these areas of expertise are of particular interest, candidates with expertise and interest in other relevant topics that apply data science methods are encouraged to apply. Candidates whose work recognizes the information norms and assets of marginalized communities particularly relating to the topics above and other relevant topics, are especially encouraged to apply.