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Communication Media Studies Faculty

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Sahara Byrne

Professor
Academic and Research Interests
Media effects; media and human development; persuasion; strategic communication.
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Brooke Erin Duffy

Assistant Professor
Academic and Research Interests
New media and society; digital labor; gender and identity; media work and online cultural production; consumer culture; qualitative research methods.
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Lee Humphreys

Associate Professor
Professor Humphreys serves as Director of Undergraduate Studies.

Academic and Research Interests
Sociology of mobile and social media; historicizing media practices through qualitative research methods.
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Dawn Schrader

Associate Professor
Academic and Research Interests
Privacy issues, including the psychological value of privacy and increasing awareness of privacy implications for the individual and society; adolescent girls' social aggression; the protection of self-integrity and the promotion of ethical behavior in bystanders.
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Academic and Research Interests
Media and sexuality; LGBTQ media; television studies; audiences; cultural production; globalization; consumer culture; qualitative research methods.
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Academic and Research Interests
Media psychology; psychology of narrative; psychology of entertainment media; psychology of narrative health and risk messages, particularly the role of realism, emotion, and empathy in processing story characters and in attitude change and persuasion.