PhD student Archive


Jaemin Kim is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Advertising & Public Relations. His research interest attempts to interweave three different pillars: advertising, sports communication, and media technologies. Specifically, […]


Sakil Faizullah is a seasoned communication specialist and doctoral candidate at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia, Atlanta. With a rich professional background spanning over […]


Sihao Zhou is a Ph.D. student concentrating in public relations at the University of Georgia. His research interests are health and science communication, social media data analytics, and the frames […]


Rongting Niu is a first-year doctoral student in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations at Grady College. Her research focuses on psychological processing in crisis and risk communication. Educational […]


Jiyoung Yeon is a first-year Ph.D. student fascinated by the impact of humor and entertainment media on citizen attitudes. Exploring online humor, memes, and uncivil content using psychology and quantitative […]


Brittany Shivers’ research focuses on the psychological processing of disinformation and conspiracy theories, as well as the societal implications of information disorder exacerbated by social media. She is also interested […]


About: Alexia (Lexie) Little is a first-year PhD student specializing in journalism. Her research interests center around media history, specifically how media have constructed conceptions of collective memory, culture, and […]


Sara Ervin is a third-year PhD student in Grady College at the University of Georgia, concentrating in crisis communication. Her research interests are in emergency preparedness and disaster management. Specifically, […]


Brown James is a second-year Ph.D. student and lecturer at Grady. Using primarily qualitative methods, his research focuses on the intersection of news media and the American political and legal […]


About: Haley R. Hatfield is a PhD student in Mass Communication concentrating in Advertising at the University of Georgia. Haley’s research explores race-related media effects with an emphasis on Whiteness and […]