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Dr. Megan Stubbs-Richardson is an Assistant Research Professor at the Social Science Research Center (SSRC) of Mississippi State University. She directs the Data Science for Social Sciences (DS3) Laboratory at the SSRC and is leading one of the missions of the laboratory to identify victimization patterns via social media analytics. Megan has been a PI or Co-PI on projects funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institute of Justice (NIJ), and the Department of Defense (DoD). She has been conducting social media data analyses at the SSRC since 2012. In her research, she uses novel digital data (e.g., Social Media, Google Correlate, Ngram, Google Street View) to examine societal trends, crime patterns, and changes in the use of various crime prevention techniques.  She has additionally led a team to identify emotions expressed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic using 10 social media and forum platforms for an NSF funded project. Megan is also interested in school safety research regarding bullying victimization, perpetration, and responses to bullying in both online and offline settings.


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