Graduate Students

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...
Leeann Siegel is a doctoral student at the Annenberg School for Communication. She is interested in health communication, with a particular interest in how communication environments and...
Stonecipher's dissertation project looks at the relations between media constructions of the lesbian audience and diverse performances of self among those who identify as lesbian. She focuses on...
Jazmyne Sutton is interested in health communication, specifically the aspects of mediated messages that make them most effective. Her focus is on the way that individuals receive health information...
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...
John Vilanova is a third-year Ph.D. candidate at the Annenberg School for Communication. His broad research and writing agenda focuses on race and racism within the global recorded music industry and...
Diami Virgilio's research interests include digital culture, discursive manifestations of identity in social networks, performativity in online publics, semiotics, and the political economy of...
Allyson (Allie) Volinsky's research is broadly within health communication, with a specific focus in formative research for mass media health communication campaigns. As part of the Penn Tobacco...
Celeste M. Wagner is a Ph.D. student and CARGC fellow at Annenberg. She is broadly interested in political communication and entertainment, and particularly in the role of the media in the shaping of...
Walter’s research is centered on the intersection between classic media effects theories, and novel computational social sciences methods. His research addresses the ways by which methods such as...

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