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Graduate Student Directory

Communication, Culture & Media

Nick Coffman
Email: nlc59@drexel.edu

Research Interests:
Consumer Culture, Social Theory, Popular Culture, Social Media, Politics, Ethnography, Music Subculture

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Luis Grande
Email: ig344@drexel.edu

Research Interests:
Artificial Intelligence, Human-Machine Social Communication, Mediation technologies, Media ecology, Hyperreality, Media representation, Semiotics

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Anya Kurennaya
Email: ask325@drexel.edu

Research Interests:
​​​​Relationships between fashion, music, and youth culture; Design pedagogy; Language learner support

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Alice Liu
Email: al3582@drexel.edu

Research Interests:
Interpersonal relationships, Intercultural communication, Gender inequality, Dating culture, Chinese expatriate and Identity

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Greg Loring-Albright
Email: gsa33@drexel.edu

Research Interests:
Analog games as media, Digital adaptation, Material media, Communication about/via games

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Janna MacPherson
Email: jm4746@drexel.edu

Research Interests:
Representations of Prisons and Criminality in Media, Critical/Cultural Rhetorical Frameworks, Intersectionality in Feminist Theory, Political Communication

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Alejandro Manga Tinoco
Email: am4725@drexel.edu

Research Interests:
Mobility justice and transportation equity, Bike movements and cultures, Environmental and planning discourses, Qualitative Research methods in planning and transportation studies, Visual and mobile ethnography

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Sienna Medina
Email: sm4688@drexel.edu

Research Interests:
Media Psychology, Marxist Feminist Theory and Analysis , Popular Culture, Feminist Critical Discourse Analysis, Stan Culture and Parasocial Relationships

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Sreyashi Mukherjee
Email: sm3954@drexel.edu

Research Interests:
Postcolonial India and globalization, Semantics in advertising; Gender and agency, Identity in new media, Authenticity and globalization, Frankfurt School and critical studies

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Dacia Pajé
Email: dp932@drexel.edu

Research Interests:
Feminist Media Studies, Images and Discourses of Sexual Violence in Media, Rape Culture, Social Justice and Crime (Legal) Dramas, Legal and Courtroom Semiotics, Feminist Legal Studies, Feminist Critical Discourse Analysis

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Maggie Riegel
Email: msr342@drexel.edu

Research Interests:
Popular culture, Queer and gender theory, Critical race theory, Intersectionality, Horror studies

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Giuseppe Salomone
Email: salomojj@drexel.edu

Research Interests:
Homosexuality and media effects, Intersectionality and the LGBTQA+ sectors, The LGBTQA+ experience and perspective, Sex and the city, Liminality, rites of passage and homosexuality, Media’s impact on the perceptions of gay culture, Media and the AIDS epidemic and its overall impact on the perception of gay males, The liminal states of gay male culture, The sociological Imagination, The performance and the looking glass self

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Ian Zimmermann
Email: ibz23@drexel.edu

Research Interests:
Critical theory, Intercultural communication, Sound studies, (Post-)subcultural studies, Ethnography

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