Graduate Students

Tessa Adams PhD University of Iowa

Tessa Adams

Graduate Student
Teaching Assistant

Tessa Adams is a Ph.D. student interested in race and representation in film and television. Adams is a critical-cultural scholar particularly interested in the intersections of racism, sexism, and classism in “woke” horror productions.

Munachim Amah

Munachim Amah

Graduate Student
Teaching Assistant

Munachim Amah is a Ph.D. student and teaching assistant at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. He is focusing his research on journalism studies, digital media, and economic development and is specifically interested in media representation of poverty and the influence of this on policy.

Mir Ashfaquzzaman

Mir Ashfaquzzaman

Graduate Student
Teaching Assistant

Mir is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Iowa, whose research interest is in journalism studies, especially journalism ethics.

Kathryn Biddle

Katy Biddle

Graduate Student

Katy Biddle is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Iowa. Katy's research interests lie at the intersection of television and social media.

Lei Chen

Lei Chen

Graduate Student
Teaching Assistant

Lei Chen is a Ph.D. student in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. His research interests fall in digital media, narrative journalism, and online deliberation.

Michael Davis

Michael Davis

Graduate Student

Michael Davis is a Ph.D. candidate at SJMC. He has taught Reporting and Writing and Multimedia Storytelling for the department.  

Abubakar Ibrahim

Abubakar Adam Ibrahim

Graduate Student
Teaching Assistant

Abubakar is a graduate student at the University of Iowa with interest in the future of newsrooms in a post-pandemic world.

Patrick Johnson

Patrick Johnson

Graduate Student
Teaching Assistant
Easton Graduate Teaching Fellow

Patrick is Ph.D. student and graduate instructor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. He comes from nearly a decade of teaching high school journalism and English, and a decade of being an adjunct professor in journalism and media studies at Marquette University (where he received both my bachelor's and master's degrees).

 

David Lomoywara

Graduate Student
Teaching Assistant
Ugochukwu Madu

Ugochukwu Madu

Graduate Student
Teaching Assistant

Ugochukwu Madu is a doctoral student in The School of Journalism and Mass Communication at The University of Iowa, with a concentration on Health Communication. He is seeking scientific ways of combating Health Misinformation using a multi-methodological approach. He is open to scholarly collaborations.

Frankline Matanji

Frankline Matanji

Graduate Student
JCI Editor
Teaching Assistant

Frankline Matanji is a Ph.D. student in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication with a specialization in international/development studies. Frankline’s research interest ranges from the empowering role of participatory communication for directed social change, international communication, media influences on people’s attitude and engagement and, digital media use especially in the Global South.

Javie Ssozi

Javie Ssozi

Graduate Student
Teaching Assistant
Rebekah Tilley

Rebekah Tilley

Rebekah is Ph.D. student in mass communication focusing her research on strategic messaging and issues management. She is particularly interested in the dynamics at play in the institutional response to crises common to higher education.

Zhiying Xu

Jenny Xu

Graduate Student
Teaching Assistant

Zhiying (Jenny) Xu is currently a Ph.D. student in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Her research interests lie in the media effect/influences of social media usages.

Queenie Zhou

Queenie Zhou

Graduate Student
Teaching Assistant