Dissertation and Thesis Titles

Year Name Title Degree
 NeSmith, Nicole A Networked Family: How Fans Talk about The Bachelor on Twitter
 Wu, Qiwei (Luna)
Virtual Space for the Public Social Media Discussions on the Chinese Two-child Policy  M.A.
 Blasiola, Stacy
The Privacy of Others  Ph.D.
 Stoner, Adriane
Going Abroad, Staying Connected: Contemporary Media Technology and the Study Abroad Experience  Ph.D.
 Mastarone, Ginnifer
Examination of Ehealth Literacy and Health Information Technology Among Persons with Brain Injury  Ph.D.
 Schnurr, Ryan
A Landscape of Abstraction: Agriculture in the American Imagination, 1970-Present.   M.A.
 Schulman, Benjamin
See/Hear: Seeking the Urban ‘Authentic’ in Chicago’s Pilsen, A “Mexican Neighborhood without the Mexicans"  M.A.
 Ghosh, Rajrupa
Homosexuality and Premarital Sex Taboos: A Textual Analysis of Six Bollywood Films  M.A.
 Krause, Nicole
Exploring Locavores’ Perceptions of Place and Mobility  M.A.
 Mansberger, Sarah
Framing Spaces, Asserting Values: Developing the Global City  M.A.
 Feng, Miao
Chinese Cyber Nationalism: The Diaoyu Islands Dispute on Sina Weibo  Ph.D.
 Pasztor, Sabrina
Myth, Math and the Money: Media Framing of the U.S. Gender Wage Gap debate from 1980-2014  Ph.D.
 Schandorf, Michael
A Gesture Theory of Communication  Ph.D.
 Bowler, Jacqueline Ann
Liveness and Mediatization: Folk Music Education in the Digital Age
 Gartside, William
But it's Only a Game: Military-Themed First Person Shooters and Players' Attitudes about War
 Ph. D.
 Grosse, Meghan
Maturing or Dying?: Popular Narratives on Radio and Online Audio Deliver
 Guzman, Andrea L.
Imagining the Voice in the Machine: The Ontology of Digital Social Agents
 Ph. D.
 Kruzan, Kaylee P.
Existential Dilemma on Facebook: Social Networking as Tool for Anxiety Mitigation
 Fornaciari, Federica
Privacy Frames: How the Media Write, Discuss, and Afford Privacy
 Steele, Catherine Knight
Digital Barbershop: The Politics of African American Oral Culture in Online Blogs
2014  Kelley, Bailey
Making Ends Meet: Representations of Welfare in MTV's Teen Mom  M.A.
2014  Lucchesi, Emilie
Aspirations and Applications: Analyzing Consumer Card Application Web Sites  Ph.D.
2013 Conner, Thomas Rei Toei Lives!: Hatsune Miku and the Design of the Virtual Pop Star M.A.
2013 Mukherjee, Ishani Blogs on Domestic Violence against Immigrant South Asian Women: A Thematic Analysis Ph.D.
2013 Gibson, Paige L. Authenticity and the Once and Future Self: "Dancing Auschwitz," Collective Memory and New Media M.A.
2012 Carlson, Gordon S. Channel Surfting Knowledge: A Narrative Criticism of Edutainment Telelvision Programming Ph.D.
2012 Griffith, Margaret E.C. Taxis, Technology, and Transmigrants: Communication Practices of Chicago's Taxi Drivers Ph.D.
2012 Quinn, Kelly Ann Visible Pathways: A Life Course Perspective on Technology Use and Relationship Reconnection Ph.D.
2012 Defossez, Ellen 'Evan is My Science': Autism, Vaccines and Postmodern Medicine M.A.
2012 Lindner, Katherine A. The Effects of Facebook "Stalking" on Romantic Partners' Satisfaction, Jealousy, and Insecurity M.A.
2012 Ramachandhran, Jenanee Dhevi Reintroducing Hinduism: The Narratives of Shri Chandrasekarendra Saraswathi M.A.
2011 Das, Antara Conversations with the Virtual Grassroots: A Quantitative Study of Social Media Use by International NGOs M.A.
2011 Earixson, Nathan Scambaiting: Deception in Communication on the Internet M.A.
2010 Cho, Kyong Online Religious Community: A Discourse Analysis of Christian Online Discussion Forum M.A.
2010 Madsen, Anders Technologies of Knowledge-Management as Policy Enablers? M.A.
2010 Tang, Wei Online Human Flesh and Social Value Changes in China M.A.
2010 Caravelli, Jill Oops… She Did It Again: Brittany Spears and the Commodification of Mental Illness M.A.
2010 Moss, Thomas Discourse Analysis of College-Bound High School Students M.A.
2010 Aymold, Michele A Case Study of Group Communication and Decision Making in a Student Organization M.A.
2010 Henke, Ryan American Evangelical Diversity: The Case of the Iraq War M.A.
2009 Isotalo, Korin Policy Matters: A Qualitative Analysis of Ethical Indicators in Research Misconduct Policy Introductions M.A.
2009 Owens, James Who Produces the Means of Democracy?: Internet, Deliberative Journalism, and Social Order M.A.
2009 McLaughlin, Bryan Reaffirming Racism: Racial Discourse During Barack Obama's Presidential Campaign M.A.
2009 Jacob, Kathleen From Girls to Women: The Role of Indirect and Relational Aggression in Female Friendship M.A.
2008 Nie, Lingling Interplay of Commercialization and Ideology in China Media Industry: Discourse Analysis of Supergirl M.A.
2008 Rivera, Claudia Ivon Implications of Internet Metaphors for the Construction of Knowledge in Computer Mediated Communication M.A.
2008 Lazarte, Anahi Community Radio as Lived Experience: How Participants Create Belonging and Agency M.A.
2008 Pan, Lifan Framing Drinking Problems Among College Students M.A.
2008 Lopez, Roxanne Latinos and Non-electoral Political Participation: The Role of Social Context and Personal Influence M.A.
2008 Schuler, Jessica Seeing Identify Eye: The Role of Feedback in the Congruity Between Self and Supervisor Evaluations M.A.
2007 Martinez, Mariana Goya Hypertextual Networks of Concepts in Academic Writing M.A.
2007 Lawson, Angela Department of Space and Land Reclamation: A Postmodern Fantasy Theme Analysis M.A.
2007 Zywica, Jolene Facebook Prom Queens: Personality, Self-Esteem, and Desire to Look Popular M.A.
2007 Pathak, Marisha Framing the United Nations During the Iraq War M.A.
2007 Lengauer, Guenther A Transnational Media Logic? A Content Analysis of TV Election Coverage in Germany and the United States M.A.
2007 An, Soo Jeong Self-Presentation and Identity Management: Gender Similarities and Differences on Social Network Service M.A.
2006 Zhang, Ming College Students' Attitudes Toward Google AdWords Advertising M.A.
2006 Trevino, Ericka Menchen Social Bookmarks: Personal Organization and Collective Discovery on the Web M.A.
2006 Suriyanarayanan, Ajantha Indian Culture in American Wrappers M.A.
2006 Duhig, James The Role of Physician Prescribing Data in Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Behavior M.A.
2006 Luo, Lina Cultural Representation of the East Asia: A Critical Analysis of Intercultural Communication Textbooks M.A.
2006 Fishman, Lauren S. Constructing the Graduate Teaching Assistant Experience: An Auto-ethnographic Exploration M.A.
2006 Perez, Francisco Seoane Political Activism in the Digital Age: Internet Use for Political Engagement Among Meet-up Attendees M.A.
2006 Vari, Michael A. Crisis Of Faith: Religious Rhetoric in U.S. Presidential Campaigns & the Decline of the Democratic Party M.A.
2006 Arango, Maria Paula Cobo Frame Analysis of El Tiempo's Coverage of Political Unrest in Colombia M.A.
2005 Bayat, Morgan Anne Perceptions of Organizational Culture on Company Web Sites M.A.
2005 Walecka, Thomas J. Idea Diversity Within News Content M.A.
2005 Lee, Han N. Race in Cyberqueer Space: Looking at Race in Online Personal Advertisements for Men Seeking Men M.A.
2004 Slattery, Felicia J. Gender Role Prescriptions in Self-Help Books M.A.
2004 Agarwal, Vinita A Study of Rhetorical Practices of Governance that Underlie Ideology Formation on Indymedia Web sites M.A.
2004 Sarkar, Sreela Street-Level: The Rhetorical Construction of Identity in a Community Video Art Group M.A.
2004 Delamare Shipp, Thomas Edward Constructing British National Identity in Relation to the U.S. "Other" M.A.
2003 Johnson, Camille Social Interaction and Meaning Construction Among Community Web sites M.A.
2003 Seidlitz, Nicole J. Nixon, Clinton and the New York Times: A Comparative Look at "Scandal" Coverage M.A.
2003 Juliao de Oliveira, Luciana Support for Land Reform Versus the Landless Workers Movement: A Framing Analysis of Brazilian Press M.A.
2003 Smith, Smret Cross-Cultural Training Programs: Team Building in the Midst of Cultural Differences M.A.
2003 Lin, Hung-ta Group Influence on Inter-group Flaming on the Usenet: A Content Analysis M.A.
2002 Feng, Hairong Politeness Strategies in Chinese Gift-Giving Behavior M.A.
2002 Narayanan, Aparnaa Communicating Effectively While Treating Women with HIV/AIDS M.A.
2001 Lettiere, Maria Reel History: Film, Cultural Authority, and History M.A.
2000 Crawford, Hallie Blair Entry-Level Professors' Perceptions of their Classroom Role and its Relationship to Classroom Communication M.A.
2000 Zhao, Jing Comparing the Credibility of the Print Version and the Online Version of the Chicago Tribune M.A.
1999 Costigan, James A Comparison of Representations in Collaborative Virtual Learning Environments M.A.
1999 Chin, Barbara Diane Conflict Without Confrontation: Communication Strategy and the Roman Catholic Contraception Controversy M.A.
1999 Harris, Toni R. Credibility of Newscasters to African-American and Anglo-American Television Viewers M.A.
1999 Kucker, Stephanie Undergraduate Use of Email for Peer Relationships M.A.
1999 Lockard, Lisa L. Expectations and Values of Incentives Perceived by Lapsed Members of a Professional Association M.A.
1999 Williams, Pamela Renee Media Usage and Parasocial Interactions M.A.
1998 Namowicz, Nancy Susan Perceptions of Affinity Behaviors in Service Encounters: Men's and Women's Evaluations of Relational Messages M.A.
1998 Pierce, Victoria C. Communication Apprehension in an Immersive Networked Virtual Learning Environment M.A.