Research

Professor Russell Publishes New Manuscript

Posted On April 3, 2018
Categories Faculty News, News, Research

ABSTRACT Communication researchers have deplored the absence of theory-driven criteria of argument quality in persuasion. Probabilistic Persuasion Theory (PPT) aims to offer theoretical criteria which define the quality of arguments, a priori. Past experimental research tested the validity and distinctiveness of cues as argument quality criteria. Drawing on semantic network theory, the present research introduces… more »

Professor Repnikova Awarded Research Fellowship

Posted On March 30, 2018
Categories Faculty News, News, Research

Professor Maria Repnikova has been awarded a 2018 research fellowship from the Social Science Research Council’s InterAsia Program Transregional Junior Scholar Fellowships program, which is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Hers was one of 14 awarded (out of 134 applications).

Congratulations, Dr. Repnikova!!

“Since 2012, the SSRC has offered a Transregional Research Fellowship program… more »

Practicing Journalism in the Age of Fake News

The Center for Global Information Studies hosted its second fall semester panel on Oct. 11 and welcomed more than 80 guests to hear journalism experts discuss “Practicing Journalism in the Age of Fake News.” Moderated by Maria Repnikova, assistant professor in the Department of Communication at Georgia State and director of CGIS, the panel considered… more »

Professor Maria Repnikova Publishes New Book

Posted On August 23, 2017
Categories Faculty News, News, Research

Congratulations to Dr. Maria Repnikova for publishing a new book with Cambridge Press entitled “Media Politics in China: Improvising Power under Authoritarianism”.

Dr. Repnikova is a scholar of global communication, with a comparative focus on China and Russia. Her research examines the processes of political resistance and persuasion in illiberal political contexts, drawing on… more »

Dr. Mia Bloom Terrorism Research Published

Posted On June 6, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Mia Bloom for the publication of her research on IS terrorist methods of weaponizing children. Her work was just featured in “The Conversation”, an independent news source aiming to rebuild trust in journalism by delivering high quality, authenticated and explanatory research directly to the public. Click here to read her article.

We also recognize… more »

Professor Jaye Atkinson publishes article on age and race as a double jeopardy situation

Available “first online” in the Journal of Language and Social Psychology, Dr. Atkinson and her former graduate student advisee, Robin Sloan examine the impact of age and race stereotypes on perceptions of competence and patronizing speech. The results of two experiments basically reveal that age stereotypes have a stronger influence on competence and adoption of… more »

Faculty Spotlight: Professor Carrie Freeman

Professor Carrie Freeman’s book “Framing Farming: Communication Strategies for Animal Rights” (2014, Rodopi Press) has been announced as a National Indie Excellence Book Awards finalist in the “social/political change” book category. This is a national book awards competition for independent publishers. To read more about this award click here.

Congratulations to Professor… more »