Graduate Students

Portrait of Melissa Skolnick-Noguera
Melissa Skolnick-Noguera is a joint research fellow and doctoral student at the Annenberg School for Communication and the School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2). Since 2010, she has worked...
Portrait of Jeanna Sybert
Jeanna Sybert is interested in the ways visual artifacts and trends in the media are leveraged rhetorically in the contemporary political moment. Primarily, she is concerned with the changing ways...
Portrait of Alex Tolkin
Alex Tolkin is a doctoral student interested in online political discourse, specifically the way that political beliefs spread through online communities. He is particularly interested in the way...
Portrait of Ryan Tsapatsaris
Ryan Tsapatsaris is a doctoral student at the Annenberg School of Communication who is also completing a graduate certificate in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies. His interests hedge upon...
Roopa Vasudevan, Doctoral Student
Roopa Vasudevan is an interdisciplinary artist, computer programmer and scholar. Her art practice focuses on issues of human identity and agency in the digital era, power relationships and how they...
Portrait of Diami Virgilio
Diami Virgilio's research interests include digital culture, discursive manifestations of identity in social networks, community formation, and race and nationalism using methods derived from the...
Portrait of Celeste Wagner
María Celeste Wagner is a Ph.D. candidate and a fellow at the Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication (CARGC) at Annenberg. From a mixed-methods and comparative approach, Wagner studies...
Portrait of Andrew Wirzburger
Andrew Wirzburger seeks to explore the intersection of games and political discourse. At this intersection, he primarily researches wargames and their relation to processes of simulation,...
Portrait of Chioma Woko
Chioma Woko is a doctoral student conducting health communication and social network research. She is interested in the use of social media as an avenue for public health interventions and health and...
Portrait of Tian Yang
Tian Yang’s research interests include political communication and social networks. Before joining Annenberg, he received his B.E. degree in computer science and B.A. degree in journalism both from...

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