Jo Lukito

Josephine (“Jo”) Lukito is an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin’s School of Journalism and Media. Jo studies cross-platform media language in the global political communication context, focusing especially on interactions between news and social media platforms. Jo specializes in natural language processing and quantitative language analysis methods to study language over time.

Jo’s ongoing work studies political mis- and disinformation, including the impact of Russian disinformation on political communication ecologies more broadly. She has discussed her research in Columbia Journalism Review and on CNN; this research was also cited in Robert Mueller’s 2018 report (p. 27). Jo publishes extensively in peer-reviewed journals such as The International Journal of Press/PoliticsPolitical Communication, and Information, Communication & Society.

Jo received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2020, where she also earned Ph.D. minors in English Linguistics and Political Science (International Relations and Quantitative Methods).

Lukito’s work has been funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Kettering Foundation, New Venture Fund, Social Science Research Council, Moody College of Communication, and The University of Texas at Austin.