Jessica Maddox

PhD student, Graduate Studies

Biographical Statement

Jessica Maddox is a PhD student in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, department of entertainment and media studies. Prior to working on her doctorate, Jessica worked in magazines as an editorial assistant and in marketing as a social media strategist. She has a B.A. in English and a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Georgia and an M.A. in Mass Media Arts from the University of Georgia. Her work was recognized by ICA through a Top Paper award (first place, Popular Communication Division) and by AEJMC though a Top Paper award (third place, Cultural and Critical Studies Division). Jessica’s research focuses on the intersections of popular culture and digital cultures, with an emphasis on visual media.


Maddox J. (Forthcoming). Fear and Selfie-Loathing in America: Identifying the Interstices of Othering, Iconoclasm, and the Selfie. Journal of Popular Culture.

Maddox, J. (Forthcoming). “Guns Don’t Kill People…Selfies Do”: Rethinking Narcissism as Exhibitionism in Selfie-Related Deaths. Critical Studies in Media Communication.

Educational Background

B.A., English, The University of Georgia (2012)
B.A, Sociology, The University of Georgia (2012)
M.A., Mass Media Arts, The University of Georgia (2015)

Courses Taught

EMST 3510: Elements of Narrative (teaching assistant)
EMST 3110: Writing for Digital Media (instructor of record)

Maddox, Jessica