K. Maja Krakowiak
~ Background Information ~
Dr. Maja Krakowiak is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication. She teaches courses in mass media, advertising, research methods, and law. Her research interests include the psychological and social effects of media, with a focus on entertainment and morality. Specifically, her recent work has examined audience responses to morally ambiguous characters, such as Dexter Morgan on the television show "Dexter" and Walter White on "Breaking Bad." Her work has appeared in the Journal of Communication, Mass Communication and Society, the International Journal of Arts and Technology, Media Effects: Advances in Theory and Research, and Ethics and Entertainment: Essays on Media Culture and Media Morality.