- Doctoral Candidate
Ryan Tsapatsaris is a PhD candidate at the Annenberg School for Communication. He holds graduate degrees in American Studies, Liberal Arts, and Communication. Ryan currently has two projects under review: an analysis of the “platform counterpublics” that contest the corporate discourses of Care.com and a methods framework for analyzing temporally and medium-dissimilar subaltern media artifacts.
Ryan’s dissertation research focuses on intellectual conflict and the role of social media, institutions, and critical theory within these conflicts.
As a hobby, Ryan sells Beanie Babies online (is it 1998?). He has fully accepted that, inevitably, this will lead to a future research project.
- B.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2011
- M.A., University of Massachusetts Boston, 2015
- M.Phil., University of Pennsylvania, 2017
- A.M., University of Pennsylvania, 2019
Annenberg Penn and USC Annenberg Host Summer Doctoral Institute on Difference in Media and Culture
Over four days, Ph.D. students from both schools workshopped their research on diversity and representation in media and culture.