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Eric Gu

Undergraduate Research Assistant

I'm a fourth-year Linguistics & Cultural Anthropology major at Northeastern. I'm primarily interested in using both computational and ethnographic methods to gain a fuller picture of how political discourse plays out online. I'm especially fascinated by fringe extremist groups such as the alt-right and how these communities are able to organize on the internet. Having previously worked on projects in computer-mediated communication with a qualitative focus, I'm looking to learn more about quantitative and computational methods to navigate through the internet. Outside of academics, I work as a freelance translator and also run the Northeastern University Tabletop Roleplaying Society (NUTRS).