Dr. Amy Gonzales will be joining the UCSB Department of Communication Faculty Fall 2018

Dr. Amy Gonzales will be joining the UCSB Department of Communication Faculty Fall 2018, beginning teaching Winter 2019.  She comes to us from Indiana University Bloomington. Amy completed her PhD in Communication from Cornell in 2010. She has a MA from Cornell in Communication and a MA in Social Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. Her research examines the effects of social interaction via communication technologies on individual identity, social support, and well-being. She is also interested in the consequences of disrupted access to communication technology. She is especially interested in these phenomena for people from disadvantaged communities. She has published in leading journals in the field of communication, including Journal of Communication, Communication Research, New Media & Society, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Media Psychology, Computers in Human Behavior, Information, Communication & Society, and Cyberpsychology, Behavior & Social Networking.