Welcome Message from the Co-Directors of the Media & Diversity Center

We are pleased to welcome you to the website for the Media & Diversity Center (MDC)!   The MDC conducts research on the diversity of representations in traditional and digital media as well as the effects of media on cognition, emotion, identity, and behavior.  You will find information about our research, personnel, and community projects on this website.  We also provide resource links to share with you avenues for finding additional sources of information about media and diversity.

We aim to broaden the discussion surrounding the research and practices regarding diversity in the media.   This website serves as a gateway to realizing that goal.  On behalf of the MDC Co-Directors and Research Associates, we welcome you to the MDC and invite you to take a look around!

Dr. Elizabeth (Lissa) Behm-Morawitz and Dr. Julius Riles

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