Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Dallas School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication
Kristin L. Drogos focuses on the role of media in the socialization of youth, specifically researching the effects of mediated content on youth. She is currently studying the ways in which social network site use relates to the identity formation of adolescents. Drogos’ work also encompasses projects that analyze the content of children’s television programming. Her past projects have assessed both educational and prosocial messages as well as anti-social and disrespectful messages present in programs popular among youth. Drogos is an award-winning writer and instructor, and has taught courses on mediated communication, communication technologies, social media, and the psychology of the audience. She holds a BS in Psychology, an MA in Speech Communication, and a PhD in Communication, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.