Graduate Students

Stonecipher's dissertation project tracks the history of lesbian politics in academic discourse, 1980-present, tracing the discursive formations around "butch" and "femme" identities alongside the...
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...
Jeanna Sybert is interested in the ways visual artifacts and trends in the media can rhetorically impact publics in the contemporary political moment. Primarily, she is concerned with the changing...
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...
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 is an interdisciplinary artist, computer programmer and scholar. Her research and art practice focus on social media, politics, and activism, and how increasing individual activity on...
John Vilanova is a 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 the...
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...

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