Andrea Briscoe is a Ph.D. candidate in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. Her research agenda is grounded in women’s studies and visual communication, particularly photojournalism. The starting point of her dissertation is the shift to digital news and the industry’s increased reliance on project-based work. Arguing that precarious work situations redefine the industry and those who can work in it, she explores how these changes have impacted women’s experiences working as freelance photojournalists.
Prior to entering UGA’s Ph.D. program, Andrea was the official photographer for Governor Nathan Deal, Georgia’s 82nd governor. She was responsible for documenting him and his administration for public relations and archival purposes. She enjoys using her visual storytelling skills to teach Introduction to Photojournalism at UGA.