Media Studies


I am a member of the Media Portrayal of Minorities Lab at Middlebury, where I am working with a group of students and Erik Bleich, Charles A. Dana Professor of Political Science, examining the American, Australian, British, and Canadian print media’s portrayal of minority groups.

Our work uses Python and STATA to analyze thousands of articles drawn from Lexis Nexis & ProQuest. We are currently at work on a book about the print media’s portrayal of Muslims from 1996-2016.

I have also conducted research on the media’s portrayal of survivors of sexual assault. Here is a post I wrote about research I co-conducted in January comparing two different eras of coverage: 14 months before and after news of the Clinton-Lewinsky Scandal broke, and 14 months before and after the Donald Trump Access Hollywood tape was released. The study examines articles found in the New York Times and Washington Post. There’s a lot more to be researched on this subject.