Skye Naslund

Dr. Skye Naslund

Research Scientist

Skye Naslund is a geographer, mapmaker, and instructor. She holds a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Washington and teaches courses related to cartography/GIS and the geography of health, demographics, globalization, and the environment. Skye’s research explores the geography of health and disease and how ideas and knowledge about the world are communicated, particularly in digital space. In her free time, Skye enjoys sailing and going on walks with her dog, Mawson.

Center for an Informed Public (CIP) (2022)

Funder: William and Flora Hewlett FoundationAmount: $600,000Collaborators: Catharine Starbird (Principal), Christopher Coward (Co-Investigator), Emma Spiro (Co-Investigator), Jevin West (Co-Investigator), Ryan Calo (Co-Investigator)

Expanding Public Capacity for Community Cellular Networks (2022)

Collaborators: Kurtis Heimerl (Principal), Emily Slager (Co-Investigator)

ALA E-Rate Research (2022)

Collaborators: Chris Jowaisas (Principal)

Misinformation Escape Room: Building a research agenda for a gamified approach to combating health misinformation (2022)

Funder: University of Washington Population Health InitiativeAmount: $24,914Collaborators: Christopher Coward (Co-Principal), Jin Ha Lee (Co-Principal), Kolina Koltai (Co-Principal), Rachel Moran (Co-Principal), Julie Kientz (Co-Principal)

Valuing Library and Archives Labor: Assessing Internship and Fellowship Implications for the Library and Archives Community (2021)

Funder: Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)Amount: $318,989Collaborators: Marika Cifor (Principal)

Supporting the Development of Digital Playful Exploratory Resources to Combat Mis/disinformation through Online Intergenerational Co-design (2021)

Funder: Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)Amount: $249,917Collaborators: Jason Yip (Principal), Christopher Coward (Co-Investigator), Jin Ha Lee (Co-Investigator)

E-Rate Commitments: Utilization, Trends, and Impacts on Public Libraries, 2016-2020 (2021)

Funder: American Library Association (ALA)Amount: $29,839Collaborators: Chris Jowaisas (Principal), Bree Norlander (Co-Principal), Jason Young (Co-Principal)

The Community Archives Center for Tacoma (2021)

Funder: Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through Tacoma Public Library (Total award: $247,545)Amount: $56,423Collaborators: Jason Young (Principal), Marika Cifor (Co-Principal), Chris Jowaisas (Co-Principal)

SCC-IRG Track 2: Innovations for Community-held Infrastructure (2021)

Collaborators: Kurtis Heimerl (Principal), Jason Young (Co-Investigator), Emily Slager (Co-Investigator), Franziska Roesner (Co-Investigator), Spencer Sevilla (Co-Investigator)

Co-Designing Civic Education for the Circumpolar North (2021)

Funder: National Science Foundation (NSF) (Total award: $300,000)Amount: $263,000Collaborators: Jason Young (Principal), Michelle Koutnik (Co-Principal), Nadine Fabbi (Co-Principal)

Co-designing for Trust: Reimagining Online Information Literacies with Underserved Communities (2021)

Funder: National Science Foundation (NSF) (Total award: $5,000,000)Amount: $2,740,223Collaborators: Jason Young (Principal), Jevin West (Co-Investigator), Katharine Davis (Co-Investigator)

Digital Navigators Program (2021)

Funder: Washington State Office of Minority and Women’s Business EnterprisesAmount: $34,157Collaborators: Chris Jowaisas (Co-Principal), Stacey Wedlake (Co-Principal)

Co-designing for Trust: Reimagining Online Information Literacies with Underserved Communities (2021)

Funder: National Science Foundation (NSF)Amount: $750,000Collaborators: Jevin West (Principal), Emma Spiro (Co-Principal), Katharine Davis (Co-Principal)

Centering Washington Tribal Libraries: Building Relationships and Understanding Libraries From the Stories of Their Communities (2021)

Funder: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Amount: $82,000Collaborators: Sandra Littletree (Principal), Cindy Aden (Co-Principal)

Misinformation Escape Room: Supporting Libraries as Hubs for Misinformation Education (2021)

Funder: Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Amount: $249,691Collaborators: Christopher Coward (Co-Principal), Jin Ha Lee (Co-Principal)

Co-Designing Protocols for Data Creation, Analysis, and Use Among Local Care Networks in Seattle and Boston to Enhance Disaster Resilience (2020)

Funder: National Science Foundation (NSF)Amount: $49,997Collaborators: Nicholas Weber (Principal), Christopher Coward (Co-Principal), Emma Spiro (Co-Principal), Carole Palmer (Co-Principal)

Connecting Rural and Small Libraries to Connected Learning (2020)

Funder: Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) (Total award: $427,062)Amount: $284,259Collaborators: Katharine Davis (Principal), Christopher Coward (Co-Principal), Mega Subramaniam (Co-Principal)

Representing Gender and Race in COVID-19: A Critical Information and Data Studies Approach to Pandemic Data, COVID Dashboards, and Discourses of Equity and Justice (2020)

Collaborators: Anna Hoffmann (Principal), Marika Cifor (Co-Principal), Megan Finn (Co-Principal)

Sanctuary Laws Are Not Optional: Examining Immigration Information Flows to Monitor Law Enforcement Compliance with Sanctuary Laws in Washington (2020)

Funder: University of Washington Royalty Research Fund (RRF)Amount: $39,975Collaborators: Marika Cifor (Principal), Ricardo Gomez (Co-Principal)

Female Leadership Research Methodology (2020)

Funder: Ernst and Young, LLPAmount: $1,500Collaborators: Maria Garrido (Principal)

Blending/Merging Research and STEM Education for Gender-Inclusive Technology Development in Ghana (2020)

Collaborators: Maria Garrido (Principal)

(2020)

Collaborators: Kat Chung (Co-Investigator)

Digital Literacy Skills (2020)

Funder: Seattle Jobs InitiativeAmount: $5,000Collaborators: Chris Jowaisas (Principal)

Exploring Physically Distant Technology Access and Assistance to Support Workers in a New Economy (2020)

Funder: University of Washington Population Health InitiativeAmount: $18,699Collaborators: Chris Jowaisas (Co-Principal), Stacey Wedlake (Co-Principal), Matthew Houghton (Co-Principal), Meghan Sebold (Co-Principal), David Keyes (Co-Principal), Ryan Davis (Co-Principal)

Leveraging Use of Open Data by Public Library Staff for Community Benefit (2020)

Funder: Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)Amount: $100,000Collaborators: Chris Jowaisas (Principal), Bree Norlander (Co-Principal)

COVID Data Infrastructure Builders: Creating Resilient and Sustainable Research Collaborations (2020)

Funder: National Science Foundation (NSF)Amount: $91,013Collaborators: Megan Finn (Principal)

Exploring the Benefits and Challenges of Community-Powered Connectivity in The New Arctic (2020)

Funder: National Science Foundation (NSF) (Total award: $250,000)Amount: $26,835Collaborators: Kurtis Heimerl (Principal), Jason Young (Co-Principal), Spencer Sevilla (Co-Principal)

Enabling Small-Scale Cooperative Cellular Networks for Distributed Internet Access (2020)

Collaborators: Kurtis Heimerl (Principal), Jason Young (Co-Investigator), Emily Slager (Co-Investigator)

Center for an Informed Public (CIP) (2020)

Funder: AARP WashingtonAmount: $15,000Collaborators: Jevin West (Co-Principal), Catharine Starbird (Co-Principal), Christopher Coward (Co-Principal), Emma Spiro (Co-Principal), Ryan Calo (Co-Principal)

Center for an Informed Public (CIP) (2020)

Funder: Boeing Employees' Credit Union (BECU)Amount: $75,000Collaborators: Jevin West (Co-Principal), Catharine Starbird (Co-Principal), Christopher Coward (Co-Principal), Emma Spiro (Co-Principal), Ryan Calo (Co-Principal)

Center for an Informed Public (CIP) (2020)

Funder: Craig Newmark PhilanthropiesAmount: $100,000Collaborators: Jevin West (Co-Principal), Kate Starbird (Co-Principal), Christopher Coward (Co-Principal), Emma Spiro (Co-Principal), Ryan Calo (Co-Principal)

Center for an Informed Public (CIP) (2020)

Funder: Craig Newmark PhilanthropiesAmount: $1,000,000Collaborators: Jevin West (Co-Principal), Kate Starbird (Co-Principal), Christopher Coward (Co-Principal), Emma Spiro (Co-Principal), Ryan Calo (Co-Principal)

Center for an Informed Public (CIP) (2019)

Funder: William and Flora Hewlett FoundationAmount: $600,000Collaborators: Jevin West (Co-Principal), Catharine Starbird (Co-Principal), Christopher Coward (Co-Principal), Emma Spiro (Co-Principal), Ryan Calo (Co-Principal)

Center for an Informed Public (CIP) (2019)

Funder: Microsoft Amount: $150,000Collaborators: Jevin West (Co-Principal), Emma Spiro (Co-Principal), Kate Starbird (Co-Principal), Christopher Coward (Co-Principal), Ryan Calo (Co-Principal)

Digital Equity Initiative – Digital Skills Project (2018)

Funder: City of Seattle Department of Information TechnologyAmount: $20,000Collaborators: Christopher Coward (Principal)

Center for an Informed Public (CIP) (2018)

Funder: John S. and James L. Knight FoundationAmount: $5,000,000Collaborators: Jevin West (Principal), Christopher Coward (Co-Principal), Emma Spiro (Co-Principal), Kate Starbird (Co-Principal), Ryan Calo (Co-Principal)

UW iSchool Strategic Research Fund (2018)

Collaborators: Jason Young (Principal)

Baseline Study of African Public Library Environment (2016)

Funder: Bill and Melinda Gates FoundationAmount: $2,500,000Collaborators: Christopher Coward (Principal)

Data literacy development in Myanmar (2016)

Collaborators: Christopher Coward (Principal), Michael Crandall (Co-Principal), Sara Curran (Co-Principal)

Advancing MOOCs for Development Initiative (2015)

Funder: International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX)Amount: $349,538Collaborators: Maria Garrido (Co-Principal), Christopher Coward (Co-Principal)

Nostalgia and the Archival Records of HIV/AIDS (2015)

Collaborators: Marika Cifor (Principal)

TASCHA Legacy Grant (2015)

Funder: Bill and Melinda Gates FoundationAmount: $15,918,283Collaborators: Christopher Coward (Principal), Mike Crandall (Co-Principal)

Research Roadmap for Strengthening the Library Field (2014)

Funder: Bill and Melinda Gates FoundationAmount: $760,577Collaborators: Michael Crandall (Principal)

Library Development Support in Myanmar (2014)

Funder: Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationAmount: $349,996Collaborators: Christopher Coward (Principal), Michael Crandall (Co-Principal)

Global Impact Study: Outreach and Engagement (2013)

Funder: International Development Research CentreAmount: $124,614Collaborators: Christopher Coward (Principal)

Gates – Aman (2013)

Collaborators: Christopher Coward (Principal)

Evaluation of Namibia’s Regional Study and Resource Centers (RSRCs) (2013)

Funder: Millennium Challenge CoprporationAmount: $276,615Collaborators: Christopher Coward (Principal)

The role of Cultural Post Offices in the provision of public access technology services in Vietnam (2013)

Funder: Bill and Melinda Gates FoundationAmount: $500,000Collaborators: Araba Sey (Principal), Maria Garrido (Co-Principal)

TASCHA Core Operating fund (2013)

Funder: Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationAmount: $1,000,000Collaborators: Christopher Coward (Principal)

iSchool Research Seed Funding (2013)

Collaborators: Araba Sey (Principal)

Advancing Democracy and Producing Transformation in Information and Technology for Burma (2013)

Funder: US Agency for International DevelopmentAmount: $1,500,000Collaborators: Mary Callahan (Principal), Sara Curran (Principal), Christopher Coward (Co-Principal)

Measuring the impact of eInclusion actors in the European Union (2012)

Funder: Institute for Prospective Technology StudiesAmount: $7,000Collaborators: Maria Garrido (Principal)

Mapping eInclusion actors in the European Union (2012)

Funder: Institute for Prospective Technology StudiesAmount: $33,000Collaborators: Maria Garrido (Co-Principal), Gabriel Rissola (Co-Principal)

Microsoft CIS Gift Fund (2012)

Collaborators: Christopher Coward (Principal)

Civil Society 2.0 – Georgia (2012)

Funder: East-West Management Institute, Inc.Amount: $60,096Collaborators: Christopher Coward (Principal)

GLDI Stakeholder Research (2011)

Funder: International Research and Exchanges BoardAmount: $46,440Collaborators: Christopher Coward (Principal)

Exploratory Study on explanations and theories of how Telecentres and other community based eInclusion actors operate and have an impact on digital and social inclusion policy goals (2011)

Funder: European Union Delegation of the European Commission to the United StatesAmount: $33,205Collaborators: Maria Garrido (Principal), Araba Sey (Co-Principal)

Sithi 2.0: Mainstreaming Government Accountability Project (2011)

Collaborators: Christopher Coward (Principal), Joseph Sullivan (Co-Principal)

Technology and Social Change Group Support (2011)

Funder: Microsoft CorporationAmount: $250,000Collaborators: Christopher Coward (Principal), Maria Garrido (Co-Principal)

Framework for Digitally Inclusive Communities (2011)

Collaborators: Christopher Coward (Principal)

ICT to support everyday life integration of immigrants or ethnic minority people (IEM) (2011)

Funder: Institute for Progressive Technology Studies, European UnionAmount: $36,000Collaborators: Maria Garrido (Principal), Adela Ros (Principal)

CIS Monitoring & Evaluation Dissemination 2010: Supplement (2010)

Collaborators: Christopher Coward (Principal)

Digital Inclusion Framework (2010)

Collaborators: Christopher Coward (Principal)

CIS Monitoring & Evaluation 4– Unlimited Potential (2010)

Collaborators: Christopher Coward (Principal), Maria Garrido (Co-Principal), Joseph Sullivan (Co-Principal), Andrew Gordon (Co-Principal)

IDRC Supplement Revised Budget (2009)

Collaborators: Christopher Coward (Principal)

Supplement to ICT and Public Access: Investigating the Social and Economic Impact of Public Access to Information and Communication Technologies (2009)

Funder: International Development Research CentreAmount: $4,065,008Collaborators: Christopher Coward (Principal), Beth Kolko (Co-Principal), Andrew Gordon (Co-Principal), Michael Crandall (Co-Principal)

CIS Monitoring and Evaluation 1 FY 2009-2011 (2009)

Collaborators: Christopher Coward (Principal), Maria Garrido (Co-Principal), Joyojeet Pal (Co-Principal), Joseph Sullivan (Co-Principal), Andrew Gordon (Co-Principal)

CIS Monitoring & Evaluation 2: e-Skills, Employment, and Immigrant Women in the European Union (2008)

Collaborators: Christopher Coward (Principal), Maria Garrido (Co-Principal), Joyojeet Pal (Co-Principal), Joseph Sullivan (Co-Principal)

CIS Monitoring & Evaluation 3-Latin America (2008)

Collaborators: Christopher Coward (Principal), Maria Garrido (Co-Principal), Joseph Sullivan (Co-Principal), Joyojeet Pal (Co-Principal)

CIS Capacity Building–Gated Foundation (2008)

Collaborators: Christopher Coward (Principal)

Information and Communication Technologies for International Development Research Overview (2008)

Collaborators: Christopher Coward (Principal)

FY 09 Microsoft CIS Monitoring & Evaluation Strategy (2008)

Collaborators: Christopher Coward (Principal)

CIS Australia Supplement (2008)

Collaborators: Christopher Coward (Principal)

Landscape of Public Access ICT in Developing Countries (2008)

Funder: Gates FoundationCollaborators: Christopher Coward (Principal), Ricardo Gomez (Co-Principal)

Research on technology use by people with disabilities in Latin American (2008)

Collaborators: Christopher Coward (Principal)

Center for Internet Studies Research FY 08 (2007)

Collaborators: Christopher Coward (Principal)

ICT and Public Access: Investigating the Social and Economic Impact of Public Access to Information and Communication Technologies (2007)

Funder: International Development Research CentreCollaborators: Christopher Coward (Principal)

Research on Library Systems and the Environment for Public Access to ICT in Selected Countries (2007)

Collaborators: Christopher Coward (Principal), Robert Mason (Co-Principal), Michael Crandall (Co-Principal), Karine Nahon (Co-Principal)

Center for Internet Studies Research FY 08 (2007)

Collaborators: Christopher Coward (Principal)

Unlimited Potential evaluation project (2005)

Collaborators: Christopher Coward (Principal)

Role of the university in information technologies for development in Asia (2005)

Collaborators: Christopher Coward (Principal)

Building an Internet studies program in the Philippines (2004)

Collaborators: Christopher Coward (Principal)

Fund for innovation & redesign: Interdisciplinary program in humanitarian relief (2004)

Collaborators: Christopher Coward (Principal)

Establishing an Asia-Pacific network of Internet studies programs (2003)

Collaborators: Christopher Coward (Principal)

Nonprofit technology leadership program (2002)

Collaborators: Christopher Coward (Principal), Elaine Chang (Co-Principal)

Outsourcing industry for developing countries in Asia (2002)

Collaborators: Christopher Coward (Principal)

Planning grant to establish the Internet Political economy Forum (2000)

Collaborators: Christopher Coward (Principal)