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Jannath Ghaznavi

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Jannath Ghaznavi graduated with a B.S. in Communication from Boston University and M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Lesley University. She also joined AmeriCorps and taught at risk adolescents for two years. Her research focuses on the effects of mediated contact on reducing prejudice and stereotype endorsement. Additionally, she examines the depiction of women in terms of aggression and sexualization in social media and popular American and Indian Hindi-language cinema. 

She is currently developing a hybrid online/face-to-face course for the Communication Department with Dr. Laramie Taylor.

Ghaznavi, J. & Taylor, L. D. (2015). Bones, body parts, and sex appeal: An analysis of #thinspiration images on popular social media. Body Image, 14, 54-61. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2015.03.006

Taylor, L. D. & Ghaznavi, J. (In press). Media effects research. In M. Allen (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods.

Ghaznavi, J. & Taylor, L. D. (2015, August). The Influence of Social Identity Salience on Mediated Contact:  Examining the Effect of a Common Ingroup Identity. Paper presented at the 98th Annual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference, Entertainment Studies Interest Group, San Francisco, CA.

Ghaznavi, J. (2014, November). Bones, Body Parts, and Sex Appeal: An Analysis of #Thinspiration Images on Popular Photo-Sharing Social Media. Paper presented at the 100th National Communication Association Conference, Mass Communication Division, Chicago, IL

Peña, J., Ghaznavi, J., & Edris., E. (2014, November). “Game Experience May Change During Online Play”: Videogame Modality and Social Identity Effects on Social Presence, Enjoyment, Identification, and Ostracism. Paper presented at the 100th National Communication Association Conference, Human Communication and Technology Division, Chicago, IL

*Ghaznavi, J. & Grasso, K. (2014, August). Increasingly Violent but Still Sexy: An Analysis of Female Protagonists in Top Grossing U.S. and Hindi Films. Paper presented at the 97th Annual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference, Entertainment Studies Interest Group, Montreal, Canada
*Recipient of the Top Paper Cooper Chen Student Research Award

Ghaznavi, J. & Grasso, K. (2014, May). A Decade of Female Protagonists in Top Grossing Hindi Films. Paper presented at the 2nd University of California, Davis Women of Color Conference, Davis, CA