Graduate Students

Portrait of Nicholas Dias
Nic Dias is a dual doctoral student in Communication and Political Science at the Annenberg School for Communication and the School of Arts & Sciences. Dias studies why policy preferences matter...
Portrait of Kelly Diaz
Kelly Diaz is a 3rd year doctoral student at the Annenberg School for Communication. Diaz is interested in studying the intersections of entertainment, advocacy, and education. In particular, she...
Portrait of Arlene Fernandez
Arlene Fernández studies critical cultural and visual communication, discursive identity formation with a focus on Caribbean Latinx communities, migration and diaspora, and urbanicity. Her current...
Portrait of Sean Fischer
Sean Fischer is a doctoral candidate at the Annenberg School for Communication, where he is a member of the Democracy and Information Group and the Digital Media, Networks, and Political...
Portrait of Assil Frayha
Assil Frayha is a doctoral student at the Annenberg School for Communication.
Portrait of Megan Genovese
Megan Genovese is a doctoral candidate studying the intersection of politics and popular culture. Her dissertation “Frameworks for Morality in Left-Wing Political Talk” uses interview and focus group...
Portrait of Antoine Haywood
Antoine Haywood’s immediate research focuses on understanding the contemporary relevance of public, educational, and governmental (PEG) access media. His ethnographic, practitioner-centered...
Portrait of Jennifer R. Henrichsen
Jennifer R. Henrichsen is a Ph.D. candidate at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. She examines how adversaries exploit weaknesses in the spread of information...
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Baird Howland is a Ph.D. student at the Annenberg School. His research interests relate to sense making, media systems, and the spread of ideas.
Portrait of Shengchun Huang
Shengchun Huang is a doctoral student at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. She is is interested in digital news consumption, algorithm driven aggregators/...

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