Congratulations to Yanna Krupnikov for receiving an LSA Meet the Moment Change the World Grant!

In the spirit of collaboration and creating global change, the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) at the University of Michigan has awarded $4.7 million to five new faculty research projects as part of the Meet the Moment Research Initiative. Launched in 2022, this is the second round of winning proposals for the Meet the Moment Research Initiative. The first four research projects were awarded nearly $4.5 million in funding. 

“We are excited to announce the 2024 awardees of the Meet the Moment Research Initiative,” said Anne Curzan, dean of the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan. “Our world continues to face generational challenges that impact us socially, politically, and economically. And the expertise in LSA is essential. The five projects selected showcase how the liberal arts are addressing some of these challenges in a way that will create long-term and meaningful change in our world.”

The project teams are led or co-led by LSA faculty, including undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, staff, and other faculty colleagues, as well as community members and organizations.

Yanna Krupnikov is a Professor of Communication and Media. Her work focuses on political communication. Her most recent research considers differences in attention to the news and differences in political expression (both on and off social media platforms). She is also interested in journalist decision-making and, in particular, coverage of polarization and democracy.