Graduate Students

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...
Portrait of Roopa Vasudevan
Roopa Vasudevan is an interdisciplinary artist, computer programmer and scholar. Her research and art practice focus on the reading of digital material as a form of collective memory, how...
Portrait of John Vilanova
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...
Portrait of Diami Virgilio
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...
Portrait of Allyson Volinsky
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...
Portrait of Celeste Wagner
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...
Portrait of Andrew Wirzburger
Andrew Wirzburger seeks to explore the intersection of media and politics through critical studies of discourse and power. His interests include the political economy of media and communication,...
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 Sijia Yang
Sijia Yang has been interested in applying computational methods to the study of message effects, social influences, and health communication. In past research projects, he has compared and tested...

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