Fall 2021: M (in-office) 1-2 p.m. & TTH (Zoom) 9-10 a.m.
- Public health campaigns
- Health intervention in marginalized communities
- Persuasion in public health messages
- Fiction/fantasy literature & pedagogy
- Ph.D. Communication (2021–) University of Illinois
- M.A. Communication (2019-2021) Northern Arizona University
- B.A. English, specialization in Professional Writing; minors in Communication & Sociology (2015-2019) Coker College
- Arizona’s Technology and Research Initiative Fund, $5000. (2020-2021). Northern Arizona University. Research Assistant under the guidance of Dr. Zhan Xu.
Awards and Honors
- Northern Arizona University Klonda Lynn Speech Scholarship Recipient (2020-2021)
- Top Five Paper in the Health Communication Division, National Communication Association Convention (2020)
- Recipient, Department of Communication, Language, Literature, and Religion Outstanding Student Award, Coker College (2018-2019)
CMN-111: Introduction to Oral & Written Communication (UIUC)
- Laffidy, M. (2021). "The Colonization of Bodies and Cyclical Nature of Othering in Nnedi Okorafor's 'The Popular Mechanic.'" Journal for the Fantastic in the Arts Special Edition: Expanding the Archive.
- Knight, R. and Laffidy, M. (2021). "Examining Speculative Petrofiction through Public and Private Writing." MLA Options for Teaching Handbook: Teaching Postcolonial Environmental Literature and Media.
- Xu, Z., Ellis, L., & Laffidy, M. (2020). News frames and news exposure predicting flu vaccination uptake: Evidence from U.S. newspapers, 2011-2018 using computational methods. Health Communication. https://doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2020.1818958