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Rocío Núñez Shea, Ph.D.

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  • Lecturer and Internship Supervisor, Undergraduate Studies
  • Lecturer, Ithaca College

Rocío Núñez Shea’s most recent research interests lie in understanding the rapidly evolving world of children’s media as it pertains to the concept of “wokeness” surrounding social issues.

Rocío Núñez Shea is a filmmaker and lecturer at Ithaca College’s Roy H. Park School of Communications. She received her doctorate from the Annenberg School at the University of Pennsylvania and her undergraduate degree from Duke University. Her documentary work focuses on women and POC in the media, with a special emphasis on the hidden impacts of underrepresented populations. She is developing a course on the concept of the “woke child,” exploring how children's literature and programming has shifted to encourage activism in even the youngest children.


  • B.A., Duke University
  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania