~ Background Information ~
Carmen Stavrositu joined the Communication Department’s faculty in Fall 2007. She teaches courses in media effects, data analysis and emerging technologies. Her research pertains to social and psychological effects of Web-based new media and media effects. Her recent work focuses on the empowering potential of blogging technologies for members of marginalized groups. Her work has appeared in Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, CyberPsycholgy & Behavior, and Blogging, Citizenship, and the Future of Media, among others.