All posts by paigealfonzo

Interactive charts from: “Measuring the connective action of Black Lives Matter activists: A psychometric investigation into Twitter data”

Hello! I recently published my dissertation “Measuring the connective action of Black Lives Matter activists: A psychometric investigation into Twitter data.” In it, I examined activist participation in the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement on Twitter by modeling Bennett and Segerberg’s Logic of Connective Action using a novel psychologically-based approach that combines social media content […]

Hot off the press! “Mastering Mobile through Social Media: Creating Engaging Content on Instagram and Snapchat”

Greetings! I’m excited to announce my new report for the American Library Association’s Library Technology Reports series: “Mastering Mobile through Social Media: Creating Engaging Content on Instagram and Snapchat.” What I really dig about this work is that I had the opportunity to conduct a mini-case study during which I interviewed 11 standout library professionals […]

The Amazon Internship Interview: Former Intern Shares Her Experience

**This is a reprint of University of Denver’s graduate studies blog which was discontinued in September 2018. So a summer internship probably isn’t at the forefront of your mind with papers, projects and the end of the quarter looming ahead, but when it comes to grad student internships it’s never to early to get the […]

Award Winning Database is Revolutionizing the World of Data Access on Social Conflict One Incident at a Time

Data on social conflict now comes in a clean, flat, .csv file with any number of IV/DV combinations ripe for the picking (or analyzing) thanks to Dr. Cullen Hendrix’s  collaborative endeavor with researchers at the University of Denver and from the University of North Texas. Nearly a decade since its inception, the Social Conflict Analysis Database(SCAD) project was given the […]

Tips for Landing a Postdoc Position: Insights from Hiring Faculty Members

**This is a reprint of University of Denver’s graduate studies blog which was discontinued in September 2018. The postdoc application process can be confusing to navigate for many PhD students. Deciding on what institution is the best fit, how you can set yourself apart from other candidates, and even identifying what postdoc positions are available […]

Creative PhD Dissertations: Are Universities Closed Minded?

**This is a reprint of University of Denver’s graduate studies blog which was discontinued in September 2018. So I’ve been thinking about this topic of creative dissertations for a while… I am a 3rd year PhD candidate studying Research Methods and Statistics, which is housed in DU’s Morgridge College of Education, and being more of a “trans-discipline” […]

Snapchat Explained: A 30 Minute Microlearning Event

Hello! I just wanted to announce another Snapchat workshop that I’ll be teaching in September for ALA’s eLearning series. This will consist of a 30 min online webinar where I’ll show you the basics of Snapchat: how it works, how to set it up, and how your library can use it. This is perfect for […]

Resources for Finding a Graduate Summer Research Position

**This is a reprint of University of Denver’s graduate studies blog which was discontinued in September 2018. Summer jobs aren’t just for undergrads. In fact, there are a plethora of opportunities that specifically request graduate students! By now in your academic career you’re probably aware of the benefits that come from temporary job training programs, but you […]