Melissa Brough , who completed her Ph.D. in Communication from USC Annenberg in 2014, was recognized with the Gerald R. Miller Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award from the National Communication Association for her dissertation, "Participatory Public Culture and Youth Citizenship in the Digital...
James Lee is the Technology Representative for the Annenberg Communication Graduate Student Association (ACGSA)
Hometown: Los Angeles
Undergraduate/Graduate Institutions: University of California, Santa Barbara; Columbia University
Research Area: Popular culture, knowledge, expertise
Extracurricular Involvement: Tech rep for ACGSA...
Name: L. Paul Strait
Graduation Year: 2014
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Communication Studies and Director of Forensics at the University of Southern Mississippi
Research Area: Argumentation; Medical Humanities; Rhetoric of Science; Risk Society
Recent Publications and...
Samantha Close is the Post-Quals Representative for the Annenberg Communication Graduate Student Association (ACGSA)
Year: Fourth; ABD
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Undergraduate/Graduate Institutions: Yale University, Glasgow School of Art
Research Area: Cultural Studies, Popular Culture, Theory/Practice
Dissertation Topic: Doing What You Love For A...
Raffi Sarkissian is the TA/RA Representative for the Annenberg Communication Graduate Student Associatioin (ACGSA)
Year: Fourth; ABD
Hometown: Santa Monica, CA
Undergraduate/Graduate Institutions: UCLA, 2009 (BA in Communication Studies and Sociology); USC, 2012 (MA in Critical Studies)
Research Area: My areas of research include cultural and critical...
USC Annenberg doctoral students were funded by Summer Research Fellowships to pursue independent research over the summer of 2015. Students worked individually and in teams to study topics as varied as the activist hashtag #ReclaimMLK, dating apps, Obamacare, and the California drought. Their fellowships enabled them to travel, gather data, and interview subjects. Here is what they worked on...
Laura Alberti (ABD) presented her paper, “Holocaust denial as conspiracy argument,” during the 2015 NCA/AFA Alta Argumentation Conference in Alta, Utah.
Dayna Chatman (ABD) had her paper, “Pregnancy, Then It’s ‘Back to Business’: Beyoncé, Black...