Doctoral Student Prateekshit Pandey studies the neuroscience of humor and how it affects the way our brain processes persuasive messages. A member of the Communication Neuroscience Lab run by his advisor, Professor Emily Falk, Pandey also talks about his background in computer science and how he chose the Annenberg School.
Graduate Student Videos
For more than a decade, a consortium of Communication doctoral programs has sponsored a select group of Ph.D. students to spend a summer in Washington, D.C. These COMPASS Summer Fellows have a front row seat to learn about U.S. federal policymaking as they make their own contributions to the policy process through their research and writing. In this video, hear from students who have gone through the program, as well as the faculty who direct it.
The program is organized by the Media, Inequality, & Change Center at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.
Doctoral Student Christin Scholz, a member of Professor Emily Falk’s Communication Neuroscience Lab, talks about her research on how ideas spread from person to person and what makes Annenberg such a special place for her.
Doctoral Candidate Sijia Yang talks about his research on message effects, which looks at how social media impacts how we produce and process messages. In his dissertation research, Yang is studying how moral appeals influence people’s willingness to change their views on controversial health and scientific issues.
Doctoral student Rosemary Clark-Parsons describes her research on feminist movements and her work with the Media Activism Research Collective (MARC). Want to read more? Get to know some of her published work here.