Jenifer Whitten-Woodring, PhD.
Director of Global Studies Ph.D. Program
Focuses on the causes and effects of media freedom and the role of media in repression and dissent. Current projects include studies of how media freedom and internet access influence government respect for human rights, including physical integrity rights, women’s political, economic and social rights, workers’ rights, and gay rights. Also investigates the effects of media freedom and social intolerance on conflict.