RESEARCH

RECENT RESEARCH

2019 AEJMC SOUTHEAST COLLOQUIUM

TOP STUDENT PAPER, NEWSPAPER & ONLINE NEWS DIVISION

2018 AEJMC NATIONAL CONFERENCE, WASHINGTON DC

THIRD PLACE STUDENT PAPER, HISTORY DIVISION

2017 AEJMC CONFERENCE

SECOND PLACE STUDENT PAPER, MINORITIES AND COMMUNICATION DIVISION

CURRENT PROJECTS

Missing, or just missed? Mediating loss in the Missing Richard Simmons podcast.

This study critically examines the Missing Richard Simmons podcast to explore how producers and participants use media to define and process complex relationships with celebrity figures.

Employing qualitative textual analysis, this research demonstrates how audiences mediate celebrity interactions and the potential role these relationships play within a marginalized and fragile community.

Ethical eating and compassionate consumption: The impact of quiet ego and media use on the purchase intent of ethical foods.

Examining media use in conjunction with ethical consumption

Combining a psychological scale (Quiet Ego) with media use, this study examines the decisions consumers make regarding ethical consumption.

The (mis)representation of Serena Williams by sports media

Examining the portrayal of Serena Williams in Sports Illustrated and Tennis Magazine

A content analysis on the coverage of Serena Williams throughout her career in two well-known sports magazines.