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Megan Stubbs-Richardson

Assistant Research Professor, Mississippi State University

Dr. Megan Stubbs-Richardson is an Assistant Research Professor at the Social Science Research Center (SSRC) of Mississippi State University. She directs the Data Science for Social Sciences Laboratory at the SSRC and is leading one of the missions of the laboratory to identify victimization patterns via social media analytics. Megan has been a PI or Co-PI on projects funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institute of Justice (NIJ), and the Department of Defense (DoD). She has been conducting social media data analyses at the SSRC since 2012. In her research, she uses open source data to identify crime patterns and trends for gender-based violence and crime prevention techniques. She is currently leading a team to build an open-source data visualization tool for the COVID-19 Online Prevalence of Emotions in Institutions Database (COPE-ID). Using COPE-ID, she is also conducting research studies on COVID-19 misinformation alongside identifying emotions expressed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic for NSF funded projects. Megan and colleagues additionally recently released the open-source Artificial Intelligence Applications for Social Science Research database, which includes 250 tools that can be used for literature reviews, data collection or analyses, and research dissemination.


  • –present
    Assistant Research Professor, Mississippi State University


  • 2018 
    Mississippi State University, Sociology