EDUCATION

2015 - 2020 (Evanston, IL)

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

PhD, Media, Technology, and Society

2011 - 2012 (Brighton, UK)

UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX

MSc, Health Psychology

2006 - 2010 (Tehran, Iran)

TEHRAN UNIVERSITY

BSc, Physiotherapy

 

FELLOWSHIPS

2020

RITA ALLEN FOUNDATION

Misinformation Civic Science Fellow at WGBH/NOVA

2019

JACKSON WILD MEDIA LAB

Science Filmmaking Fellow 

2018

MISINFORMATION SOLUTIONS FORUM

Rita Allen Foundation Fellow

2015-16, 2018-19

NORTHWESTERN SCHOOL OF COMM

Graduate Fellow

 

PROFESSIONAL RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

RESEARCHER, WGBH/NOVA

2020 - Present

Researching the landscape of science filmmaking.

RESEARCH ASSISTANT, NETWORK FOR NONPROFIT & SOCIAL IMPACT

2016 - 2020

Doctoral candidate researching Nonprofit mergers and nonprofit-corporation partnerships. This lab is a part of Northwestern University.

VISITING RESEARCHER, ADLER PLANETARIUM

2016 - 2020

Studying Science communication, education-edutainment, curiosity and engagement

RESEARCH ASSISTANT, NATIONAL CANCER NETWORK

2012 - 2015

Researching cancer prevention literacy and cross cultural comparison in palliative care on behalf of the Sepas NGO

 

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS (SELECTED)

Maktoufi, R., O’Connor, A., & Shumate, M. (2020). Does the CSR Message Matter? Untangling the Relationship Between Corporate–Nonprofit Partnerships, Created Fit Messages, and Activist Evaluations. Management Communication Quarterly, 0893318919897059.

Chicago

Cooper, K. R., & Maktoufi, R. (2019). Identity and integration: The roles of relationship and retention in nonprofit mergers. Nonprofit Management and Leadership.

Read this project's coverage in The New York TimesNonprofit Quarterly, and Crain’s Chicago Business.

Maktoufi, R. (2019). Attributes of science outreach activities that foster engagement and curiosity. AAAS Annual Meeting E-poster student competition. Washington D.C. 14-17 February.  

Maktoufi, R., & Samuel, K. (2018). Response to “Mind over chatter: Bias mitigation for college students”. Curbing the Spread of Misinformation, 5.

Read more here.

Maktoufi, R. (2018). Science and Entertainment: How Astronomers use Pop Culture References for Science Communication. Communicating Astronomy with the Public Conference. Fukuoka, Japan, 24-28 March. 

For more information on this study watch these videos: The Science of Science-fiction and Science and Entertainment

Maktoufi, R. (2018). Science and Entertainment: How Pop Culture References are Used for Science Communication. AAAS Annual Meeting E-poster student competition. Austin, TX, 15-19 February.                                                           

Maktoufi, R. (2016). Popular Culture’s Application in Science Communication at the Adler Planetarium. Presentation for Midwestern Popular Culture Association. Chicago, IL, 6-9 October.      

Maktoufi, R., Foong, E. (2016). The Effect of Message Framing on Intention to Engage in Science Communication. CSCW 2016 workshop Designing Online Experiments. San Francisco, CA. February 27–March 2.

 

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