Loyola University Maryland

Emerging Media

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Dr. Amy Becker

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Assistant Professor, Department of Communication

Twitter: @amybree
Web: www.amybreebecker.com

Education

Ph.D. in Mass Communication, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Current Research

The impact of political comedy exposure on participation and learning, analyzing public opinion toward controversial issues like same-sex marriage and LGBT rights and foreign policy conflicts. Examining the effect of social media activity on political participation, engagement, and consumerism.

Interests in Emerging Media

How to make sense of large streams of social media data, the impact of social media on political participation and engagement, youth engagement and social media use.