Young Mie Kim

Young Mie Kim, a professor in the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, has been named a 2019 Andrew Carnegie Fellow by the Carnegie Corporation of New York for her research on how targeted ads influence elections.

“I am extremely honored to be chosen as a Carnegie Fellow, and am grateful for the opportunity to continue the research that I believe has vital importance to understanding how digital political campaigns, including foreign influence campaigns, affect our elections and, ultimately, our democracy,” Kim said in an announcement from UW-Madison.

Along with being a Professor of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Kim is a Faculty Affiliate of the Department of Political Science. Her research project, “Follow the Ad: Understanding Election Interference on Digital Platforms,” was among 32 chosen for this year’s fellowship from more than 300 nominations received across the country.

Kim testified at the Federal Election Commission‘s hearings on the rulemaking of internet communication disclaimers and presented her research and provided expert opinions at the congressional briefings on foreign interference in elections. Kim also spoke at the European Parliament on her research on data-driven political advertising and inequality in political involvement.

“Congratulations to Young Mie on the tremendous accomplishment of being named a Carnegie Fellow,” says UW–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank in the announcement. “It is a distinct honor for her to be among the talented scholars selected by the jurors, and also for UW–Madison to have her receive this honor. It highlights the outstanding work she has done and the promise of her research plans.”