Informatics student receives John Seely Brown Social Media Scholarship

By meghang
Oct 28, 2009 Bookmark and Share

Emily Rosengren, a junior concentrating in informatics with an emphasis on social computing and minoring in Japanese language, was recently selected for a one-time scholarship from the School of Information, which was made possible by a gift from John Seely Brown and danah boyd. During her time at the University of Michigan, she has been a part of the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts Honors Program and the Michigan Community Scholars Program (MCSP), a living-learning community focused on community service and social justice.

Rosengren is actively involved with the MCSP, serving as a peer advisor to community service and helping to coordinate the University-Community film series, which is a partnership with the Ann Arbor District Library. She has worked as a research assistant in the Science of Networks in Communities lab under Noshir Contractor at Northwestern University and is currently working under Paul Resnick in the University of Michigan School of Information.

During her sophomore year, Rosengren was first introduced to the field of social media by taking SI 110: Introduction to Information Studies. She was struck by how the issues of social media prompted her to look at things she uses every day in a new light and was fascinated by the way the field was both novel and extremely relevant.