J. Scott Babwah Brennen

Dr. J. Scott Babwah Brennen is the head of online expression policy at the Center on Technology Policy, where he leads the Center’s work on online expression, misinformation, and political advertising. Before joining the Center on Technology Policy, Scott was a senior policy associate at the Center on Science & Technology Policy at Duke University. Prior to Duke, Scott 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. Scott completed his doctorate at the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2018. Before pursing his doctorate, Scott 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. He also served in the U.S. Peace Corps as a high school chemistry teacher in northern Mozambique. His research has appeared in a number of outlets including the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, International Journal of Press/Politics, International Journal of Communication, Communication Theory, Journalism, Journalism Practice, and Science in Context.