Graduate Students

Portrait of Diami Virgilio
Diami Virgilio's research interests include digital culture and politics, processes of identification online, data and credibility, and race and nationalism. He uses methods and frameworks derived...
Portrait of Celeste Wagner
From a mixed-methods approach and a global communication perspective, María Celeste Wagner studies how the media influences opinions around social issues, particularly those related to gender, with a...
Portrait of Xinyi Wang
Xinyi Wang studies communication and media effects in the context of health and mental wellbeing. Her research aims to understand the influence of the current media environment on people’s daily and...
Portrait of Andrew Wirzburger
Andrew Wirzburger studies discourses of institutions and power through the mapping of material-social assemblages. He seeks to expose how these discourses struggle to survive and thrive within...
Portrait of Chioma Woko
Chioma Woko is a doctoral candidate conducting health communication and social network research. She is interested in the use of social media as an avenue for public health interventions and health...
Portrait of Sam Wolken
Sam Wolken is a joint Ph.D. student at the Annenberg School for Communication and the Department of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on the role of the media...
Portrait of Rachel Xian
Rachel Xian is a joint Ph.D. student at the Annenberg School for Communication and the Department of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania. She studies the networked, psychological...
Portrait of Tian Yang
Tian Yang is interested in applying methods in computational social science to study political communication across the globe, especially in China and the US. Particularly, he looks at how today’s...
Portrait of Lori Young
Young's research is situated at the nexus of political communication, media psychology, and public opinion, with a substantive focus on class and inequality and methodological expertise in...
Portrait of Alvin Zhou
Alvin Zhou is a doctoral candidate at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. Zhou is broadly interested in social networks, strategic communication, digital media,...

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