Ariana Case

Research Assistant

Ariana Case received her B.A. in Communication from the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California in 2013. Since her days as an undergraduate, Ariana has conducted research with the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative examining the role of diversity in entertainment. As the team’s Project Assistant, Ariana collaborates with the entire team coordinating their efforts to see to the completion of all ongoing research. Beginning in 2011, Ariana has contributed to numerous projects assessing all aspects of inequality in media. Some of which include collecting data in the first ever comprehensive report card ranking major media companies on their inclusion efforts, as well as analyzing quantitative and qualitative data in the research presented by Dr. Stacy L. Smith at the 2013 and 2015 Sundance Film Festivals. Between 2012 and 2013, Ariana also acquired experience in the cable television and non-profit industries as a Production Assistant and a Communications Coordinator, respectively. In addition to her work with Dr. Smith on inclusion and representation in the media, Ariana has an avid interest in American pop culture and its interaction with society at large.