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Jamie Foster Campbell

Doctoral Candidate


Jamie Foster Campbell is a Ph.D. candidate. Her work focuses on interpersonal communication and technology use. Specifically, she studies how technology, in all its iterations, is a factor in establishing intimacy. By taking a step back from looking at specific channels of communication people use to develop and maintain their courtship, the purpose of her dissertation is to examine how the infrastructure of technology shapes the acts of intimacy.

Jamie is currently a research assistant for Dr. Zizi Papacharissi and has taught COMM 100: Fundamentals of Communication and COMM 101: Introduction to Communication at UIC. Before joining the program in 2016, she also taught classes on interpersonal communication, critical thinking and persuasion, communication theory, and quantitative methods at various colleges in northern California. She has presented her work at the National Communication Association, the International Communication Association, the Association of Internet Researchers, the International Association of Relationship Researchers, and the Western States Communication Association. Upon completion of her doctoral program, Jamie hopes to continue researching interpersonal communication and teaching college-level courses.


B.A. in Communication, University of San Francisco
M.A. in Communication, San Francisco State University