Research

  • Riles, J., Varava, K., Pilny, A., & Tewksbury, D. (forthcoming). Representations of interpersonal interactions and race/ethnicity: An examination of prime-time network television. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media

  • Quintero-Johnson, J. M., & Riles, J. (forthcoming) ‘He acted like a crazy Person’: Exploring the relationships among retrospective exposure to stereotypic depictions of mentally ill media characters, attitudes, and beliefs about mental illness.  Psychology of Popular Media Culture.

  • Behm-Morawitz, E., Hoffswell, J., & Chen, S. W. (2016). The virtual threat effect: A test of competing explanations for the effects of racial stereotyping in video games on players' cognitions. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking19(5), 308-313.

  • Behm-Morawitz, E., Pennell, H., & Speno, A. G. (2016). The effects of virtual racial embodiment in a gaming app on reducing prejudice. Communication Monographs, 1-23.

  • Miller, B., & Behm-Morawitz, E. (2016). “Masculine guys only”: The effects of femmephobic mobile dating application profiles on partner selection for men who have sex with men. Computers in Human Behavior62, 176-185.

  • Ramasubramanian, S. & Martinez, A. R. (2016). News framing of Obama, racialized scrutiny, and symbolic racism. Howard Journal of Communication, 28(1), 36-54. Advanced online publication. doi: 10.1080/10646175.2016.1235519

  • Ramasubramanian, S. (2016). Racial/ethnic identity, community-oriented media initiatives, and transmedia storytelling. The Information Society, 32(5), 333-342. doi: 10.1080/01972243.2016.1212618.

  • Saleem, M., Yang, G., & Ramasubramanian, S. (2016). Reliance on direct and mediated contact and public policies supporting outgroup harm. Journal of Communication. 66(4), 604-624; doi: 10.1111/jcom.12234

  • Scharrer, E., Olson, C.J., Sekarasih, L., & Cadrette, R. (2016). Encouraging critical thinking about cyberbullying: Media literacy data from 6th graders. In J. Frechette & R. Williams (Eds.), Media education for a digital generation. Oxford, UK: Routledge, pp. 143-156.

  • Sekarasih, L., Nayar, K., O’Malley, D., Olson, C.J., & Scharrer, E. (2016). Entertaining audiences, ensuring inclusivity, and considering media influence: Sixth-graders’ understanding of media producers’ responsibility. Communication Review19(2), 128-152.

  • Sekarasih, L., McDermott, K.W., O’Malley, D., Olson, C., & Scharrer, E. (2016). To guide or to be the sage: Children’s responses to varying facilitator prompts following a media literacy education curriculum. Journal of Children and Media10(3), 369-384. DOI: 10.1080/17482798.2016.1157503

  • Riles, J. M., Sangalang, A., Hurley, R. J., & Tewksbury, D. (2015). Framing Cancer for Online News: Implications for Popular Perceptions of Cancer. Journal of Communication65(6), 1018-1040.

  • Ramasubramanian, S. (2015). Using celebrity news to reduce racial/ethnic prejudice. Journal of Social Issues, 71(1), 123-137; doi: 10.1111/josi.12100

  • Martinez, A. & Ramasubramanian, S. (2015). Latino audiences, racial/ethnic identification, and responses to stereotypical comedy. Mass Communication & Society, 18(2), 209-229; doi: 10.1080/15205436.2014.907427.

  • Scharrer, E. & Ramasubramanian, S. (2015). Intervening in the media’s influence on stereotypes of race and ethnicity: The role of media literacy. Journal of Social Issues, 71(1), 171-185. doi: 10.1111/josi.12103.

  • Sekarasih, L., Walsh, K., & Scharrer, E. (2015). Media violence is made to attract and entertain”: Responses to media literacy lessons on the effects of and institutional motives behind media violence. Journal of Media Literacy Education6(3), 1-13.

  • Walsh, K., Sekarasih, L., & Scharrer, E. (2014). Mean girls and tough boys: Children's meaning making and media literacy lessons on gender and bullying in the US. Journal of Children & Media, 8(3), 223-239.

  • Ramasubramanian, S. & Doshi, M. (2007). Ethnic performance, language proficiency, and ethnic media use among Indian American immigrants. Journal of International & Intercultural Communication, 10(3). Advanced online publication. doi: 10.1080/17513057.2016.1272707.