Wojcieszak Ponders Polarization in the Age of Social Media [Video]

On November 27, 2017, Associate Professor of Communication Magdalena Wojcieszak presented a talk entitled 'Fragmented Media and Social Divides'. Watch the video here.

Magdalena Wojcieszak, who earned her PhD at the University of Pennsylvania, joined UC Davis from the University of Amsterdam. Her work has appeared in the Journal of Communication, Public Opinion Quarterly, Political Communication, Communication Research, Political Psychology, New Media & Society, and the International Journal of Public Opinion Research, among other journals. She has received several awards for her teaching and research (including 2016 Young Scholar Award from ICA), and also several grants (including the ERC Starting grant). Dr. Wojcieszak serves as the editor of the International Journal of Public Opinion Research and on the editorial boards of the Journal of Communication, Political Communication, and EastBound electronic journal. Also, she is the board member at large for Europe of the International Communication Association. 

Applying her research to real world conflicts, was working with the Center for Global Communication Studies (CGCS) at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, assessing public opinion about the conflict in Darfur and examining how Iranian citizens and journalists inside and outside Iran engage with and use various media outlets and online, mobile and offline communication tools.