Graduate Student Videos

Uploaded on 01 Oct 2018

For more than a decade, a consortium of Communication doctoral programs has sponsored a select group of Ph.D. students to spend a summer in Washington, D.C. These COMPASS Summer Fellows have a front row seat to learn about U.S. federal policymaking as they make their own contributions to the policy process through their research and writing. In this video, hear from students who have gone through the program, as well as the faculty who direct it.

The program is organized by the Media, Inequality, & Change Center at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.

Uploaded on 21 Sep 2016

Doctoral Student Christin Scholz, a member of Professor Emily Falk’s Communication Neuroscience Lab, talks about her research on how ideas spread from person to person and what makes Annenberg such a special place for her.

Uploaded on 12 Aug 2016

Doctoral Candidate Sijia Yang talks about his research on message effects, which looks at how social media impacts how we produce and process messages. In his dissertation research, Yang is studying how moral appeals influence people’s willingness to change their views on controversial health and scientific issues. 

Uploaded on 22 Jul 2016

Doctoral student Rosemary Clark-Parsons describes her research on feminist movements and her work with the Media Activism Research Collective (MARC). Want to read more? Get to know some of her published work here.

Uploaded on 13 May 2016

Annenberg School for Communication Graduate Student Katerina Girginova presents her research on the #NBCFail hashtag during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.