Marisa Ashley Smith

 Marisa Smith

Contact Information

3001 Lincoln Hall, MC-456
702 South Wright Street
Urbana IL 61801
Graduate Student
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Marisa A. Smith is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her research investigates social media news effects, pertaining to stereotype endorsements, political polarization, and activism. Her research interests include media effects, social media news, race and stereotypes, political polarization, activism, and social movements.

Research Interests

  • Mediated Communication and Technology


  • 2017 - President’s Research in Diversity Travel Award
  • 2018 - NCA Diversity Travel Award