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Hannah Stevens


Stevens studies issues of identity and media bias, emphasizing ways media messages can contribute to or counter health disparities.

Selected Publications

Stevens, H.R., & Palomares, N. A. (2022). Constituents’ Inferences of Local Governments’ Goals and the Relationship Between Political Party and Belief in COVID-19 Misinformation: Cross-sectional Survey of Twitter Followers of State Public Health Departments. JMIR Infodemiology, e29246. https://doi.org/10.2196/29246

Stevens, H. R., Acic, I., & Taylor, L. D. (2021). Uncivil Reactions to Sexual Assault Online: Linguistic Features of News Reports Predict Discourse Incivility. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 24/12: 815-821.

Stevens, H. R., Acic, I., & Rhea, S. (2021). Natural Language Processing Insights into LGBTQ+ Youth Mental Health During The COVID-19 Pandemic: Longitudinal Analysis of r/Lgbteens Microcommunity Reveals Increased Anxiety in Topics and Trends. JMIR Public Health and Surveillance, 7/8: e29029.

Stevens, H. R., Oh, Y. J., & Taylor, L. D. (2021). Desensitization to Fear-Inducing COVID-19 Health nNws on Twitter: Observational study, JMIR Infodemiology, 1/1: e26876.

Acic, I., Stevens, H. R., Yu, X., & Taylor, L. D. (2021). How Gay Men Discuss Their Bodies Online: A Content Analysis. Communication Research Reports, 38/5: 325-335.


Associate Instructor Experience

Fall 2021

CMN 161—Health Communication

Summer 2021

CMN 001 (Online)—Introduction to Public Speaking

CMN 102 (Online)—Empirical Research Methods

Summer 2020

CMN 001 (Online)—Introduction to Public Speaking

CMN 102 (Online)—Empirical Research Methods

Summer 2019

CMN 001—Introduction to Public Speaking (3 sections)

Teaching Assistantships

Spring 2021

CMN 122 (Online)—Nonverbal Communication

CMN 120 (Online)—Interpersonal Communication

Winter 2021

CMN 101 (Online)—Theories of Human Communication 

Spring 2020 - Fall 2020

CMN 102 (Online)—Empirical Research Methods

Fall 2019 – Winter 2020

CMN 130—Group Communication

Fall 2018 - Spring 2019

CMN 001—Introduction to Public Speaking


CITRIS EDGE in STEM Mentoring Fellowship

Expanding Diversity and Gender Equity in Tech Initiative, Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) and the Banatao Institute 

Small Grant in Support of Research

Department of Communication, University of California, Davis

Top Student Paper Awards

National Communication Association

Stevens, H.R. & Acic, I.. (2020, November). Examining Rape Culture in Online Forums: The Effect of Editorial Slant on Discourse Incivility. Paper presented at the annual convention of the National Communication Association.

International Communication Association

Acic, I., Stevens, H.R., & Yu, X. (2020, May) How Gay Men Discuss Their Bodies Online: A Content Analysis. Paper presented at the annual convention of the International Communication Association.