Babwah Brennen, Ph.D
Media and Communication Scholar Specializing in dis/misinformation and technology policy
I am the senior policy associate at the Center on Science and Technology Policy at Duke University. I am a communication scholar and specialize in dis and misinformation, science communication, and technology policy.
Before joining the Center on Science and Technology Policy, I was a research fellow at the University of Oxford, where he led research for the Oxford Martin Programme on Misinformation, Science, and Media, which examined the interplay between media change and misinformation about science, technology, and health.
I completed his doctorate at the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2018. Before pursing my doctorate, I received an M.A. in mass communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.A. in chemistry from Grinnell College. I also served in the U.S. Peace Corps as a high school chemistry teacher in northern Mozambique.
Present: Senior policy associate at the Center on Science and Technology Policy at Duke University
2018-2020: Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford
2018, PhD University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Advisor: Daniel Kreiss
2013, M.A. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2008, B.A. with Honors in Chemistry, Grinnell College, Iowa
scott.brennen at duke.edu