Rey Junco
Published February 6, 2013
Updated January 13, 2021

Rey Junco is a senior researcher at Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, a research institute at Tufts University that focuses on the civic and political engagement of young Americans. Junco applies his extensive experience in quantitative social science research to study various aspects of youth civic and political engagement. He has a background in several interconnected fields like education, cognitive science, and the use of technology.

Before joining CIRCLE, he was a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, where he worked on the Youth & Media and the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence projects.

Junco’s publications include “Comparing actual and self-reported measures of Facebook use” and his book Engaging Students through Social Media: Evidence Based Practices for Use in Student Affairs. He has been on Tell Me More discussing kids’ online privacy and teenagers who post racist tweets.

Junco holds a doctorate in counselor education and a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Pennsylvania State University. 

Expertise: Social media, youth and media, higher education, clinical psychology, library sciences

Location: Cambridge, Mass.

Phone: (814) 441-0339

Email: rey.junco@tufts.edu, rey.junco@gmail.com

Twitter: @reyjunco

Heard on NPR: Tell Me More: Keeping Up With Kids’ Online Privacy


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