Research


Current Projects

The  Youth and Social Media Study, funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, is investigating young people’s activities within two social media spaces we’ve designed to try to understand how knowledge develops and communities form around issue-oriented social media publications.  Taking an interdisciplinary, boundary-crossing approach, we will be examining a set of focused questions, drawing from learning sciences, new (media) literacy studies, and learning technologies perspectives. Findings will inform the design of social media-rich learning environments and new media publications. The first designed space, called Hot Dish (http://apps.facebook.com/hotdish), is focused on content-sharing, reading, writing and connecting around environmental science issues. The second, called  Minnesota Daily (http://apps.facebook.com/mndaily) is focused on  community news-sharing, reading, writing, and building student-to-student connections within an educational institution. The project seeks to illuminate not only the future of  news media but also how we might better understand ‘learning’ and ‘participation’ in the online spaces young adults currently inhabit.

Publications (see “Vita” section)

Grants and Scholarships

Gates Foundation, in partnership with Facebook, College Knowledge Challenge Grants.

PI: Christine Greenhow, Michigan State; Nicole Ellison, University of Michigan; Bernie Hogan, Oxford University

$100,000 competitive grant. 2013.

Michigan State University, Lilly Fellowship. Recognizes record of instructional excellence and supports development of scholars’ excellence in teaching, scholarship and leadership.

PI: Christine Greenhow

$14, 000 competitive grant. 2013.

American Educational Research Association, Funding for investigation of scholars use of social media in research, professional development and communication.

PI: Christine Greenhow

$7, 000 competitive grant. 2012.

Gates Foundation, Support to study the use of social media in social relationships, psychological well-being, and college-readiness among high school and college students.

PI: Nicole Ellison, School of Information, University of Michigan; Christine Greenhow, Michigan State (co-PI, advisor)

$253, 482 competitive grant. 2011.

University of Maryland, Support Program for Advancing Research and Collaboration (SPARC): Funding for interdisciplinary research that will lead to the development of grant proposals for external funding.

PI: Christine Greenhow

$14, 621 competitive grant. 2010.

University of Maryland, I-series (Issues, Imagination, Intellect, Inspiration, Innovation, Implementation) Program:  Funding for program development and evaluation.

PI: Christine Greenhow (with J. Ahn)

$5,000 competitive grant and a graduate TA (3 terms). 2010.

University of Maryland, International Travel Grant:  Funding for international research, collaboration and speaking.

PI: Christine Greenhow

$1,000 competitive grant. 2010.

Knight Foundation Grant: Funding to research young people’s engagement and learning with social media.

PI, Team: Christine Greenhow, University of Minnesota & Jeff Reifman, NewsCloud, Inc.

$249, 529 competitive grant. 2008-present

University of Minnesota, Institute for Advanced Studies, Research and Creative Collaborative Grant: Funding for a research collaborative of interdisciplinary scholars.

PI: Christine Greenhow

$10, 000 competitive grant. 2009

University of Minnesota, Outstanding Postdoctoral Scholar Award: Funding to award outstanding contributions to research and scholarship on a national or international level.

$1,000 competitive award. 2008

University of Minnesota, Futures Grant: Funding to convene a statewide symposium on “Networks and Neighborhoods in CyberSpace.”

Originator and Chair: Christine Greenhow

$25,000 competitive grant. 2007

University of Minnesota, Institute for Advanced Studies, Research and Creative Collaborative Grant: Funding to found a research collaborative of interdisciplinary scholars.

PI: Christine Greenhow

$20, 000 competitive grant. 2007

University of Minnesota, Office of the Vice President for Research, Responsible Conduct of Research Grant: Funding to develop Internet research seminar series.

PI: Christine Greenhow

$2,600 competitive grant. 2007

University of Minnesota, Office of Public Engagement SEED Grant: Funding to support pilot research & development of students’ learning in social networks.

PI: Christine Greenhow

$5, 000 competitive grant. 2006

Harvard University, Dissertation Support Grant: Funding awarded to support the final stage of doctoral research.

$1, 500 competitive stipend. 2004

Harvard University, Advanced Doctoral Grant: Funding awarded to advanced doctoral candidates.

$12, 000 competitive stipend. 2002

Harvard University, Larsen Fellowship: Funding award for the most promising doctoral candidates.

$26, 000 competitive stipend. 1998

American Association of University Women, Annie Ryder Memorial Scholarship: Funding for teachers entering graduate study.

$ 2, 500 competitive grant. 1998

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship: Competitive fellowship for participation in summer institute.

$ 5, 000. 1996

Boston College, Charles F. Donovan Scholarship: Funding award for promising master of education candidates.

$12, 000 competitive stipend. 1994