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Yasuhito Abe
Yasuhito Abe
yasuhita [at] usc [dot] edu

Yasuhito Abe received his B.A. and M.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication Studies from Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan where he authored several theses on the political role of mass medi...

Alexandrina  Agloro
Alexandrina Agloro
agloro [at] usc [dot] edu

Alexandrina graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Public and Private Sector Organizations, writing her capstone on the couture fashion industry. She also designed and constructed a col...

Styles Akira
Styles Akira
akira [at] usc [dot] edu

Stylés Akira received his B.A. from Pace University, Manhattan in Applied Psychology & Human Relations. He earned his M.A. in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Sociology from St. John...

Laura Alberti
Laura Alberti
lalberti [at] usc [dot] edu

Laura Alberti graduated from the University of Bologna with a B.A. in Communication and a M.A. in Institutional, Social and Political Communication. During her time at the University of Bologna...

Komathi Ale
Komathi Ale
komathia [at] usc [dot] edu
Komathi Ale received both her B.A. and M.A. degrees in Communication Studies from the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Komathi’...
Marcia Allison
Marcia Allison
mcalliso [at] usc [dot] edu

Marcia received a BMus with honours from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and an MA in Twentieth Century Literature and Critical Theory from Goldsmiths College, University of London. ...

Meryl  Alper
Meryl Alper
malper [at] usc [dot] edu

Meryl Alper graduated magna cum laude from Northwestern University in 2005, double majoring in Communication Studies and History. She also holds a certificate in Early Childhood Education from ...

Zheng An
Zheng An
zan [at] usc [dot] edu

Zheng An graduated from Tsinghua University with a BA in Journalism in 2006. She received her MA in Communication from the University of New Mexico in 2008 (thesis on Perceptions of Appropriate...

Janeane  Anderson
Janeane Anderson
jnanders [at] usc [dot] edu

Janeane Anderson is a third-year PhD student studying health communications, specifically HIV/AIDS prevention interventions in the African-American community, at the Annenberg School for Commun...

Shoko Barnes
Shoko Barnes
shbarnes [at] usc [dot] edu

Shoko received her B.A. in Communication Studies from Ibaraki University in Japan and her M.A. in Communication Studies with a research assistantship from University of Northern Iowa. Her profe...

Amanda Beacom
Amanda Beacom
abeacom [at] usc [dot] edu

Amanda’s research interests focus on social networks, organizational communication, and health communication. She is interested in how knowledge is communicated in organizational networks, part...

Leila Bighash
Leila Bighash
bighash [at] usc [dot] edu

Leila Bighash focuses on how technological changes are impacting society, particularly journalism and political communication. She began exploring how the media influences politics (and vice ve...

Emma  Bloomfield
Emma Bloomfield
ebloomfi [at] usc [dot] edu

Emma Bloomfield graduated from Northeastern University Summa Cum Laude with a BA in Communication Studies with a concentration in Public Advocacy and Rhetoric with minors in Spanish and Interna...

Beth Boser
Beth Boser
boser [at] usc [dot] edu

Beth L. Boser is a Doctoral Candidate and Walter Fisher Scholar at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Her general research interests include social change rhetoric, feminist...

Evan Brody
Evan Brody
ebrody [at] usc [dot] edu

Evan Brody holds a B.S. with honors from Northwestern University’s Department of Communication and an M.A. in Media, Culture, and Communication from New York University. Broadly, his work focus...

Melissa Brough
Melissa Brough
mbrough [at] usc [dot] edu
Melissa Brough is an Annenberg Fellow and doctoral candidate in Communication, a 2010-2011 Fulbright grantee to Colombia, and currently a Russell Fellow. She works in the fields of communication for s...
Jamaica Brown
Jamaica Brown
jamaicab [at] usc [dot] edu
Jamaica Brown is a graduate of Reed College in Portland, Oregon. Her undergraduate Sociology thesis, entitled "Remember to Eat and Sleep - Online Games, Offline Lives," explored community and individu...
Omri Ceren
Omri Ceren
ceren [at] usc [dot] edu

Omri Ceren is a PhD Candidate at Annenberg. His dissertation focuses on the persuasive role that identification plays in conspiracy theorizing, examined in rhetorical, psychoanalytic, and argum...

Lik Sam Chan
Lik Sam Chan
liksamch [at] usc [dot] edu
Lik Sam, or Xam, as his friends call him, received his bachelor’s degree (first-class honors) from the School of Journalism and Communication at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He was the Chief E...
Dayna Chatman
Dayna Chatman
dchatman [at] usc [dot] edu

A native of California, Dayna earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Saint Mary’s College of California in 2005. Her senior thesis, which explored the mediated effects of black women...

Joshua Clark
Joshua Clark
joshuaac [at] usc [dot] edu
Joshua is a third year Ph.D. student studying online gaming communities, social networks and emergent online behavior. Prior to arriving at USC Joshua earned a B.A. (Hons) in Political Studies from Qu...
Samantha Close
Samantha Close
sclose [at] usc [dot] edu

Samantha Close received her B.A. cum laude in English Literature, with distinction in the major, from Yale University. She then continued on to obtain an M.Phil in Digital Design from the Glasg...

Tisha  Dejmanee
Tisha Dejmanee
dejmanee [at] usc [dot] edu
Tisha Dejmanee is a doctoral student in Communication at the University of Southern California. She has a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney, and a Bachelor of Arts from the Universit...
Kevin Driscoll
Kevin Driscoll
kedrisco [at] usc [dot] edu
Kevin Driscoll is a PhD candidate in the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at University of Southern California. His recent research addresses popular technical cultures in the U. S. w...
Caitlin Duffy
Caitlin Duffy
duffycai [at] usc [dot] edu

Cat Duffy completed her BA in International Relations from Michigan State University. She then went on to receive her Masters in Communication from Wake Forest University. Her thesis centered o...

Katherine  Elder
Katherine Elder
kelder [at] usc [dot] edu

Katherine Elder received her B.A. with honors in Political Science from the University of California, Davis. She participated in the University of California, Washington DC program, during whic...

Yomna Elsayed
Yomna Elsayed
yelsayed [at] usc [dot] edu

Yomna Elsayed is a doctoral student with an overarching interest in media, society and technology. She received her Bachelor’s degree (magna cum laude) and Masters’ Degree (summa cum laude) in ...

Sandra Evans
Sandra Evans
bangasse [at] usc [dot] edu

Sandra K. Evans (http://sandrakevans.com/) graduated from Northwestern University with a double-major in Radio, Television and Film, and International Studies. She received an MSc in Global Med...

Derrick Everett
Derrick Everett
daeveret [at] usc [dot] edu

Derrick Alan Everett is fascinated by the relationships between entertainment, narratives, political philosophy, advocacy, and social change. A Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow, Derrick earned ...

Brittany A. Farr
Brittany A. Farr
farrb [at] usc [dot] edu

Brittany Farr's research examines representations of women and violence in the media through the lens of cultural studies and feminist theory. With an emphasis on the production, political econ...

Laurel Felt
Laurel Felt
felt [at] usc [dot] edu

Laurel J. Felt, a PhD candidate at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, designs, delivers, and assesses curricula to support youths’ healthy development. She is Instructiona...

Michelle Forelle
Michelle Forelle
forelle [at] usc [dot] edu

Born in Valencia, Venezuela and raised in South Florida, Michelle Forelle received her M.A. in Media, Culture and Communication at NYU and her B.S. in Film with a concentration in Neuroscience ...

Brandon Golob
Brandon Golob
bgolob [at] usc [dot] edu

Brandon B. Golob received his B.A., with High Distinction, from UC Berkeley, where he double-majored in Rhetoric and Globalization, Education, and the Law, and minored in Global Poverty. He wen...

Carmen Gonzalez
Carmen Gonzalez
cagonzal [at] usc [dot] edu

Carmen Gonzalez graduated from USC Annenberg with a B.A. in Print Journalism and Chicano Studies. She then worked for two Latina magazines in Los Angeles before joining the USC Metamorphosis pr...

Amy Granados
Amy Granados
agranado [at] usc [dot] edu

In 2005, Amy received a B.A. in Communication and Psychology from USC and immediately began work as a project manager at Annenberg overseeing content studies designed to assess gender portrayal...

Kristen Guth
Kristen Guth
kguth [at] usc [dot] edu

Kristen Guth graduated cum laude from Wake Forest University with a major in Communication and a minor in International Studies. Prior to her graduate studies, Kristen worked as a journalist fo...

Christina Hagen
Christina Hagen
chagen [at] usc [dot] edu

After graduating from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a B.A. in English, Christy received a commission in the U.S. Navy. Over the course of her Navy career, she served as a ...

Nikita  Hamilton
Nikita Hamilton
nikitaha [at] usc [dot] edu

Nikita graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania, double-majoring in Communication and Psychology. Prior to joining the doctoral program at USC, she worked in Philadelphia as th...

Mark Hannah
Mark Hannah
mhannah [at] usc [dot] edu
Mark Hannah investigates the relationship between emerging media and political knowledge, opinion and behavior. An honors graduate of Penn's Annenberg School for Communication (B.A.) and Columbia Univ...
Renyi Hong
Renyi Hong
renyihon [at] usc [edu]

Renyi Hong received his B.A (first class) and M.A. in Communication Studies from the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore. At Annenberg, he became interested in the intersections betwe...

Jinghui (Jove) Hou
Jinghui (Jove) Hou
jinghuih [at] usc [dot] edu

Jinghui "Jove" Hou received her B.S. in Statistics from Fudan University and her M.A. degree in Media Studies from Syracuse University. Jove's research focuses on social psychological factors r...

Chih-Wei (Selene) Hu
Chih-Wei (Selene) Hu
huchihwe [at] usc [dot] edu

Selene Hu received her B.A. with a major in Library and Information Science and a minor in Economics at National Taiwan University. She then earned her M.A. in Journalism at National Taiwan Uni...

Jin Huang
Jin Huang
huangjin [at] usc [dot] edu

Jin Huang acquired a double degree in Journalism and Marketing from mainland China. She studied communication management and new media at National University of Singapore as an exchange student...

David Jeong
David Jeong
davidjeo [at] usc [dot] edu

David received his B.A. in Communication Studies from UCLA and his Master's in Mind Brain and Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. David is exploring ways to apply cognitive...

Rebecca (Becca) Johnson
Rebecca (Becca) Johnson
rljohnso [at] usc [dot] edu

Rebecca Johnson graduated cum laude from the USC Annenberg School in May 2011 with a B.A. in Communication (Entertainment and Society) and a minor in Advertising. She also has a minor degree fr...

Adam Kahn
Adam Kahn
adamkahn [at] usc [dot] edu

Adam S. Kahn is a doctoral student in communication at the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism. He holds a B.S. in computer science, a B.A. in a history, and an M.A. in media st...

Erin M. Kamler
Erin M. Kamler
kamler [at] usc [dot] edu

Erin Kamler is an American composer, writer, musician and scholar who tells the stories of women. A Ph.D. candidate at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, Erin’s research...

Young Ji Kim
Young Ji Kim
youngji [at] usc [dot] edu

Young Ji is a Doctoral Candidate in the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at USC. Her research interest centers around cognitive and social factors affecting information and com...

Nahoi Koo
Nahoi Koo
nahoikoo [at] usc [dot] edu

Nahoi Koo received her B.A. in Communication Studies and Economics from Northwestern University. She also has a minor degree in Chinese Language & Culture. During her undergraduate years, s...

Alex Leavitt
Alex Leavitt
aleavitt [at] usc [dot] edu
Alex Leavitt is a second-year PhD student at USC Annenberg studying digital technology & culture. He combined ethnography and large-scale digital data analysis to look at sociocultural behaviors o...
Diana Lee
Diana Lee
lee.diana [at] usc [dot] edu

Diana Lee's work focuses on representations of gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexuality, age, and other aspects of identity in Unite...

James Lee
James Lee
lee526 [at] usc [dot] edu

James Lee is a PhD student in the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California. He received his BA in East Asian Studies from the University of Cal...

Joel M. Lemuel
Joel M. Lemuel
lemuel [at] usc [dot] edu

Joel Lemuel received a B.A. in Political Science from Georgia State University. M.A. in Communication from Georgia State University. Interests include the intersection of biopolitics, rhetoric,...

Zhan Li
Zhan Li
zhanli [at] usc [dot] edu

Zhan Li holds a B.A. in Social & Political Sciences and a M.Phil. in Social Anthropology from Cambridge University (Trinity) as well as a S.M. in Comparative Media Studies from MIT. For his...

Ioana Literat
Ioana Literat
iliterat [at] usc [dot] edu
A proud Romanian from the city of Timisoara, Ioana graduated summa cum laudae from Middlbury College, with Highest Honors in Film and Media Culture. Ioana's background is in media education; she has t...
Wenlin  Liu
Wenlin Liu
wenlinli [at] usc [dot] edu

Wenlin Liu received her B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication from Peking University, China and M.A. in Communication from the University of Washington, Seattle. Prior to her graduate study...

Alexandra (Melissa) Loudon
Alexandra (Melissa) Loudon
loudon [at] usc [dot] edu

Melissa Loudon is a third-year PhD student at USC Annenberg. She has an undergraduate degree in Geomatics and Computer Science and an MSc in Civil Engineering from the University of Cape Town, ...

Li Lu
Li Lu
llu2 [at] usc [dot] edu

Li Lu received her B.A. from Peking University with double majors in Publishing Science and World History. She received her M.S. from Communication Department, Cornell University in 2009. Prior...

Nathalie Marechal
Nathalie Marechal
marechal [at] usc [dot] edu

Nathalie Marechal's current work centers on WikiLeaks as an exemplar of a Fifth Estate actor confronting established social institutions. Her research interests include media and international ...

Biswagit (Theo) Mazumdar
Biswagit (Theo) Mazumdar
bmazumda [at] usc [dot] edu

Theo studies how politics are conducted and covered in the new media, with an emphasis on international affairs and public diplomacy. His research interests include U.S. domestic politics, medi...

William McClain
William McClain
wmcclain [at] usc [dot] edu

William McClain graduated summa cum laude from the University of Kansas with a major in Film Studies and a minor in English Literature. Prior to entering USC, he earned his Master’s degree from...

Ritesh Mehta
Ritesh Mehta
riteshm [at] usc [dot] edu

Ritesh Mehta is interested in the ethnographic study of the production worlds of film and television. He is especially curious about collaboration, authorship and agency when filmmakers work to...

Aalok Mehta
Aalok Mehta
aalokmeh [at] usc [dot] edu

Aalok Mehta is a doctoral student at the Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism. He focuses on telecommunications and internet policy, particularly spectrum, broadband, and wireless p...

Jingbo Meng
Jingbo Meng
jingbome [at] usc [dot] edu

Jingbo Meng got her Bachelor degree from Peking University, Master degree from The Ohio State University, and is currently a doctoral candidate at Annenberg School. Her research interests inclu...

James Milner
James Milner
jbmilner [at] usc [dot] edu
James earned bachelor's degrees in Film and Media Studies and Mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Michigan, respectively. His interests include the rhetori...
Sarah Myers
Sarah Myers
sarahmye [at] usc [ dot] edu

Sarah received her B.A. with Distinction in Media Studies and Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia. Following her graduation, she worked as an Account Manager for Sentia Media, Asia-...

Yujung Nam
Yujung Nam
yujungna [at] usc [dot] edu

Yujung Nam is a PhD candidate and an Annenberg Fellow at Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, USC. She studies the area of health communication with a focus on social-psychologica...

Russell Newman
Russell Newman
rnewman [at] usc [dot] edu

Previous to his arrival at USC, Russell Newman served as the research director for the national nonprofit advocacy group Free Press. There, he focused on media and telecommunications policy, tr...

Allison Noyes
Allison Noyes
anoyes [at] usc [dot] edu
Allison studies strategic organizational communication. Her specific research interests focus on collaboration, culture, and organizational change management. Since coming to Annenberg, Allie has work...
Poong Oh
Poong Oh
poongoh [at] usc [dot] edu

Poong Oh received his B.A. and M.A. in mass communication from Yonsei University (Seoul, Korea; minor in philosophy) and his M.S. in journalism & mass communication from Iowa State Universi...

Daniel O'Reilly-Rowe
Daniel O'Reilly-Rowe
oreillyr [at] usc [dot] edu

Dan O'Reilly-Rowe's research focuses on the intersections of new media, critical pedagogy, and social movements. His professional background includes work as a youth media educator, documentary...

Katrina L. Pariera
Katrina L. Pariera
pariera [at] usc [dot] edu

Katrina Pariera received her M.A. in Communication, Culture and Technology from Georgetown University in 2009, and her B.A. from Portland State University in Applied Linguistics, where she was ...

Mina Park
Mina Park
minapark [at] usc [dot] edu

Mina Park graduated Summa Cum Laude from Yonsei University with a B.A. in Mass Communication and a minor in Psychology. She then received an M.A. in Communication from Yonsei University, where ...

Michael Park
Michael Park
parkmk [at] usc [dot] edu

Michael Park graduated from the USC’s Annenberg School of Communication and the School of Cinematic Arts, double-majoring in Communication and Cinema-Television. During his time at USC, Michael...

Steven Rafferty
Steven Rafferty
sfraffer [at] usc [dot] edu

Steven’s research interests focus on the theory and practice of public argumentation and deliberation in contemporary communicative ecologies, particularly as they intersect with questions of i...

Adam Rafkin
Adam Rafkin
rafkin [at] usc [dot] edu

Adam Rafkin holds a B.A. in History from Emory University, where he studied history, economics, and environmental science. His curriculum focus in History was Empires, Nations, and Citizenship....

Flemming  Rhode
Flemming Rhode
rhode [at] usc [dot] edu

Flemming Schneider Rhode received a B.A. cum laude from the University of Richmond with majors in Rhetoric & Communication Studies, Economics, Political Science, and International Studies. ...

Stephen Robertson

Prior to USC, Stephen received a BA in communication studies from UNLV, and an MA in speech communication from CSU-FUllerton. He is currently completing his dissertation on public rhetoric of r...

Scott Sanders
Scott Sanders
sandersw [at] usc [dot] edu

Scott Sanders studies the development of trust, the evaluation and management of information, and the effect of inauthentic communication within online brand communities. Specifically, he is in...

Angeline (LeeAnn) Sangalang
Angeline (LeeAnn) Sangalang
sangalan [at] usc [dot] edu

Angeline (LeeAnn) Sangalang explores psychological processes underlying persuasion and media influence. She investigates messages in health contexts, such as how news and entertainment messages...

Raffi Sarkissian
Raffi Sarkissian
raffisar [at] usc [dot] edu

Raffi Sarkissian received B.A. degrees with honors in Communication Studies and Sociology from UCLA in 2009 and graduated with an M.A. in Critical Studies from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts in...

Andrew Schrock
Andrew Schrock
aschrock [at] usc [dot] edu

Andrew received his BA in computer science and fine art with honors from Brandeis University. After graduation, he worked as a software developer and project manager, periodically penning artic...

Jaclyn Selby
Jaclyn Selby
jselby [at] usc [dot] edu

Jaclyn Selby conducts research at the intersection of communications policy, management strategy, and technology. How can understanding the industrial organization and competitive dynamics of h...

Shabnam Shalizi
Shabnam Shalizi
s [dot] shalizi [at] usc [dot] edu
Specializing in diplomatic and development performance, Shabnam Shalizi's doctoral work at USC builds on her applied experience as a practitioner leading and supporting engagements in diverse landscap...
Marcus  Shepard
Marcus Shepard
mcshepar [at] usc [dot] edu

Marcus Shepard received his B.A. in Communication Studies from Northwestern University with a specialization in Rhetoric, Media, and Public Culture. In addition to his B.A. in Communication, Sh...

Melina Sherman
Melina Sherman
melinash [at] usc [dot] edu

Melina Sherman received her BA in Communication Studies from Northwestern University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and with departmental excellence. As a senior, she wrote an honors thes...

Jieun Shin
Jieun Shin
jieunshi [at] usc [dot] edu

Jieun Shin graduated from Korea University in Seoul, South Korea, with a BA in Mass Communication and Journalism. In 2010, she received her Master of Communication Management from the Universit...

Addison Shockley
Addison Shockley
addisons [at] usc [dot] edu

Addison Michael Shockley was raised outside of Kansas City, Missouri, and is intrigued by words, rhetoric, ethics and creativity. After graduating in 2010 with honors with his Bachelor's degree...

Francesca Smith
Francesca Smith
francess [at] usc [dot] edu

Francesca Marie Smith received an honors BA degree in linguistics from Stanford University, studying critical discourse analysis and sociolinguistics in the context of women's magazines and mes...

Minhee Son
Minhee Son
minheeso [at] usc [dot] edu

Minhee Son graduated magna cum laude from the University of Southern California with a BA in communication. In 2009, she received a MA in visual communication from Yonsei University (Seoul, Kor...

Myoung-Sun (Kelly) Song
Myoung-Sun (Kelly) Song
myoungss [at] usc [dot] edu

Myoung-Sun (Kelly) Song graduated magna cum laude from Ewha Womans University in South Korea with a B.A. in English Language and Literature. For her senior thesis, she explored the literary tec...

Kristen Steves
Kristen Steves
steves [at] usc [dot] edu

Kristen Steves received her B.S. with honors in Communication with a minor in Education from Cornell University. Her undergraduate honors thesis aimed to investigate how people make attribution...

Benjamin Stokes
Benjamin Stokes
bstokes [at] usc [dot] edu

Benjamin Stokes investigates how digital media foster civic engagement, informal learning, and activism. He is currently studying how mobile media and videogames can advance social justice by b...

Kari Storla
Kari Storla
storla [at] usc [dot] edu

Kari Storla received a B.A. in speech with a concentration in public and political communication and a minor in applied linguistics from Georgia State University. Her undergraduate honors thesi...

L. Paul Strait
L. Paul Strait
strait [at] usc [dot] edu

L. Paul Strait is currently completing a dissertation on the controversies surrounding the development of the next edition of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical M...

Yao Sun
Yao Sun
yaosun [at] usc [dot] edu

Yao Sun received her B.A. with highest honors from the School of Economics and Management, Communication University of China (P.R. China). She also holds a double B.A. in Journalism. She is exp...

Deja (Lana) Swartz
Deja (Lana) Swartz
dswartz [at] usc [dot] edu
Most of Lana's work is on money (and other regimes of value) as techno-social practice. She is Manuel Castells' research assistant and the 2013-2014 Wallis Annenberg Graduate Research Fellow. She has ...
Prawit Thainiyom
Prawit Thainiyom
thainiyo [at] usc [dot] edu

Prawit Thainiyom was a 2010-2012 Fulbright scholar from Thailand and recently earned an M.A. in Health Communication from the Pennsylvania ...

Chris Tokuhama
Chris Tokuhama
tokuhama [at] usc [dot] edu

After graduating from the University of Southern California with B.A. in Biological Sciences, Chris began working for his alma mater's Office of Undergraduate Admission, eventually assuming the...

Lena Uszkoreit
Lena Uszkoreit
uszkorei [at] usc [dot] edu

Lena received her B.A. and M.A. degrees in 'Communication in Social and Economic Contexts' from Berlin University of the Arts. While mostly focusing on health and organizational communication i...

Rhea Vichot
Rhea Vichot
vichot [at] usc [dot] edu

Rhea Vichot graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Comparative Media Studies in 2004. She attended New York University and attained a Masters in Cinema Studies as well as a...

Neta Kligler Vilenchik
Neta Kligler Vilenchik
kliglerv [at] usc [dot] edu

Neta Kligler-Vilenchik is a Doctoral candidate at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at USC. She works with Professor Henry Jenkins on the Media, Activism, Participatory Poli...

George Villanueva
George Villanueva
govillan [at] usc [dot] edu

George Villanueva pursues questions about the changing global context of community, civil society, democracy, and the city. His dissertation examines the communication and civic engagement dyna...

Kathleen Walsh
Kathleen Walsh
kathletw [at] usc [dot] edu
Katie Walsh received her B.A. in Film Studies from Wesleyan University in 2005, before moving to New York and working in publicity at Lionsgate Films. In 2011, Katie moved to Los Angeles to pursue her...
Rong Wang
Rong Wang
rongw [at] usc [dot] edu

Rong Wang received her B.A. from School of Journalism and Communication, Nanjing University (P.R. China), and her M.A. in Communications and New Media at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences...

Xin Wang
Xin Wang
wang386 [at] usc [dot] edu

Xin graduated with honors from the Department of Russian Language and Literature at Peking University (PKU). During the senior year, she wa...

Wei Wang
Wei Wang
wang458 [at] usc [dot] edu

Wei Wang received her B.A. in Sociology and a second major in Economics from Peking University in July 2011 and will obtain her M.A. in Sociology from Columbia University in May 2012. In her un...

Cynthia Wang
Cynthia Wang
wangcynt [at] usc [dot] edu

Cynthia Wang received her Bachelor of Science from Northwestern University in Radio/TV/Film and Biological Sciences, with a minor in Asian American studies. Upon graduating, she produced indepe...

Elisheva Weiss
Elisheva Weiss
weisse [at] usc [dot] edu

Elisheva Weiss graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in political science in May 2007. At Columbia, she did research on Howell Raines’ short tenure as executive editor of The New York ...

Andrea Wenzel
Andrea Wenzel
adwenzel [at] usc [dot] edu

Andrea’s research interests focus on the use of narratives to influence in-group/out-group identifications related to divisions of race, religion, culture and politics. She also explores partic...

Bei Yan
Bei Yan
beiyan [at] usc [dot] edu

Bei Yan received her double master’s degrees in Global Media and Communications from the London School of Economics and the University of S...

Yue Yang
Yue Yang
yang033 [at] usc [dot] edu

Yue Yang received her BA from Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China with double majors in English and French, and she spent her junior year in Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University in France as an...

Chi Zhang
Chi Zhang
zhan427 [at] usc [dot] edu

Chi graduated summa cum laude from Middlebury College, with Highest Honors in East Asian Studies. She then taught self-designed liberal arts seminars at a public high school in southern China, ...

Lin Zhang
Lin Zhang
zhan370 [at] usc [dot] edu

Lin Zhang received her B.A. in English Literature from Beijing Foreign Studies University. She spent her undergraduate life reading novels (completed a thesis on female Asian American writers) ...

Nan Zhao
Nan Zhao
nzhao [at] usc [dot] edu

Nan’s primary research interest is focused on the understanding of health and social well-being of multiethnic urban neighborhoods. Her recent work has concentrated on exploring the potential o...

Mei (Kitty) Zhou
Mei (Kitty) Zhou
meizhou [at] dslextreme [dot] com

Mei Zhou graduated from Peking University with a B.A. in English Language and Literature, and got her M.A. in Communication from the USC Annenberg School for Communication. Her research interes...