Yuanyi Chen

Areas of Expertise Media Effects/Psychology, Computer/AI-mediated Communication, Social Media, Polarization and Social Change Research interests Yuanyi Chen is a doctoral candidate in the Missouri School of Journalism. Her research agenda centers on how different people process information, and how media technology interacts with individual characteristics to influence information processing, with a special focus on social … Continued

Mengyao (Michelle) Xu

MENGYAO XU is a first-year doctoral student at the Missouri School of Journalism with a concentration in strategic communication. Her research focuses on conflict management within the theoretical framework of moral foundation theory, especially as it relates to governmental organizations and international corporations’ public reputations. After working as a production director/producer in the event and … Continued

Diamond Stacker

Diamond Stacker studies media sociology at the Missouri School of Journalism. Her research interests draw upon a critical/cultural approach to examine mediated phenomena such as sports and entertainment, digital media, race, gender and audience research. She has studied how Black audiences interpret and interact with media constructions of Blackness in popular culture (i.e. sports advertising). … Continued

Yoorim Hong

Yoorim Hong is a PhD candidate at the Missouri School of Journalism. Her research is rooted in strategic communication with an emphasis on public relations and health communication. Building upon theories and models about how information is processed and how it affects behavior, she aims to develop effective mediated messages (e.g., organizations’ websites or social … Continued

Evgeniia Belobrovkina

Evgeniia Belobrovkina is a doctoral student and graduate research assistant at the Missouri School of Journalism. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism at Russian State Social University in Russia and master’s degree in public health with the concentration on health promotion and policy at the University of Missouri. Within the doctoral program, Evgeniia focuses on … Continued