PhD Community Recent Placements

See where our recent graduates have found placements after earning their Ph.D. in Communication from USC Annenberg:

Laura Alberti, PhD (2018)
Assistant Professor
University of Southern Mississippi

Janeane Anderson, PhD (2017)
Assistant Professor
University of Tennessee

Leila Bighash, PhD (2018)
Assistant Professor
University of Arizona

TJ Billard, PhD (2020)
Assistant Professor
Northwestern University

Matthew Bui, PhD (2020)
Postdoctoral Fellow
NYU Alliance for Public Interest Technology

Lik Sam Chan, PhD (2018)
Assistant Professor
Chinese University of Hong Kong

Samantha Close, PhD (2017)
Assistant Professor
DePaul University

Courtney Cox, PhD (2019)
Assistant Professor
University of Oregon

Cat Duffy, PhD (2018)
State Policy Director
Planned Parenthood

Katherine Elder, PhD (2017)
Assistant Professor
CSU, Channel Islands

MC Forelle, PhD (2019)
Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow
Cornell University

Traci Gillig, PhD (2019)
Assistant Professor
Washington State University

Brooklyne Gipson, PhD (2020)
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Illinois

Brandon Golob, PhD (2018)
Assistant Professor
UC Irvine

Renyi Hong, PhD (2017)
Assistant Professor
National University of Singapore

Hyun Tae Calvin Kim, PhD (2020)
Market Intelligence
Hanwha Life

Nathalie Marechal, PhD (2018)
Senior Research Analyst
Ranking Digital Rights

Rachel Moran, PhD (2020)
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Washington Center for an Informed Public

Deborah Neffa Creech, PhD (2020)
Senior Research Associate
Sentient Research

Mina Park, PhD (2017)
Assistant Professor
Washington State University

Paromita Sengupta, PhD (2020)
Assistant Professor
San Francisco State University

Sonia Shaikh, PhD (2020)
George Gerbner Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Pennsylvania

Prawit Thainiyom, PhD (2018)
Associate Director of Data and Metrics & Clinical Assistant Professor
USC Keck School of Medicine

Rhea Vichot, PhD (2019)
Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin, Whitewater

Nathan Walter, PhD (2018)
Assistant Professor
Northwestern University

Andrea Wenzel, PhD (2017)
Assistant Professor
Temple University

Sarah Myers West, PhD (2018)
Postdoctoral Researcher
AI Now Institute
New York University

Yu Xu, PhD (2019)
Assistant Professor
Northwestern University

Bei Yan, PhD (2018)
Project Scientist
UC Santa Barbara

Lin Zhang, PhD (2017)
Assistant Professor
University of New Hampshire