Katerina Girginova

Katerina Girginova, Ph.D.

Katerina Girginova
  • Research Associate, Annenberg Virtual Reality ColLABorative

Katerina Girginova’s work focuses on critical studies of global media and audiences. She conducts research using multiple methods including discourse analysis, interviews, ethnography, focus groups, and mixed methods. Katerina co-founded and co-directs the Annenberg Virtual Reality ColLABorative.  

Girginova's work has been published in journals like the International Journal of Communication, Social Media+Society, Digital Creativity, and Communication & Sport. She is also Editor of the Social Grammars of Virtuality, a new type of digital publication providing a high-level, critical summary of social science extended reality (XR) research. She is the recipient of a number of awards and grants from organizations like the International Olympic Committee, the Swedish Government, The Capital Speaker’s Club of Washington D.C. In her spare time, Girginova explores new places with family and friends.


  • B.A., The George Washington University, 2010 

  • M.A., Georgetown University, 2013 

  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2018