Identity, Media Process and Effects, Media Psychology, Race/Ethnicity/Culture
Kevin Do is an M.A./Ph.D. student in the Department of Communication at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He received a B.A. in Communication Studies at the University of San Diego (USD) with a minor in Leadership Studies and a certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership. At USD, Kevin was a Ronald E. McNair Scholar under the mentorship of Dr. Leeva Chung; in addition, he was also a Big Ten Academic Alliance-Summer Research Opportunities Program scholar at the University of Iowa with mentor Dr. Tim Havens. Currently, Kevin's research is centered on understanding the quality and quantity of representation of racial/ethnic groups in media and its effect on perceptions of self and others; specifically, he is interested in studying the media's effect on Asian-Americans, focusing primarily on their identity.