Graduate Students

Portrait of Jacob Parelman
Jacob (Jake) Parelman is broadly interested in how group psychology leads to perceptual and behavioral biasses. Currently his research is applied to understanding political polarization between ...
Portrait of Fallon Parfaite
Fallon Parfaite is a first year doctoral student at the Annenberg School for Communication. She is interested in the philosophy and ethics of emerging technologies using both qualitative and...
Portrait of Rui Pei
Pei is interested in communication strategies that alter the health-related attitudes, opinions, and behaviors, especially areas such as adolescent decision-making, technology-based communications,...
Portrait of Pawel Popiel
Pawel Popiel is a doctoral candidate at the Annenberg School for Communication. His research focuses on two interrelated themes: the political implications of policies around information...
Portrait of Farrah Rahaman
Farrah Rahaman is cultural worker and graduate student from San Fernando, Trinidad. Principally, she is interested in a deep interrogation of contemporary representational politics which seeks to...
Portrait of John Remensperger
John Remensperger is interested in the relationship between communication technologies and political institutions, including political parties, interest groups, and advocacy organizations. He...
Portrait of Mohammed Salih
Mohammed A. Salih is a doctoral student at the Annenberg School for Communication. He is primarily interested in extremist movements in the Middle East, and also the intersection of media, politics,...
Portrait of Shane Ferrer-Sheehy
Shane Sheehy is a Ph.D. student interested in propaganda, mass politics, and how both of those things are mediated through online spaces. He is also interested in the vernacular language of the...
Doctoral student Kristen Shumaker at Annenberg School for Communication ASC UPenn
Shumaker is interested in using neuroimaging methods, including fMRI and fNIRS, to examine the neural mechanisms of message propagation, social influence and narrative persuasion in health messaging...
Portrait of Leeann Siegel
Leeann Siegel is a doctoral candidate at the Annenberg School for Communication. She is interested in health communication, with a particular interest in how communication environments and...

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