Prior to becoming a Ph.D. student in Communication and Media at the University of Michigan, Jessica received her B.A. in Cognitive Science and a minor in History from Vassar College. She is interested in understanding the political consequences of intergroup and interpersonal identity cues on social media. Specifically, she studies how activist social media messages are perceived by advantaged group members, and how the perception of identity ultimately influences their desire to support and take action for racial justice and gender equality.
Field(s) of Study:
- Psychological Approaches to Media & Identity
- Media and Intergroup Relations
- Race and Ethnicity
- Gender and Sexuality
- Media Psychology
- Political Communication