Research Projects

The Digital Scholars Lab

We are developing a Digital Scholars Lab for youth of color in Brooklyn, in partnership with the Kings Against Violence Initiative (KAVI) and Dr. Rob Gore. Youth from Brooklyn will come to Columbia University and be immersed in education and training over six weeks. They will learn practical and tangible skills around human-centered design, to critically use social media and digital tools to keep themselves and others safe.

Pathways to Recruitment

Identifying and comparing social indicators of gang violence and recruitment in a Chicago Twitter data set with ISIS engagement using qualitative analysis and natural language processing.

Gang Ontology Project

The Gang Otology Project focuses on extracting information from images posted on social media by gang involved youth in order to find out where help or other forms of intervention might be necessary.