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Amanda N. Tolbert

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Contact Information

3001 Lincoln Hall, MC-456
702 South Wright Street
Urbana IL 61801
Graduate Student


Amanda N. Tolbert is a doctoral student in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois. She received her B.A. (2016) and M.A. (2018) in Emerging Media and Communication from the University of Texas at Dallas.

Research Interests

Amanda's research investigates partisan prejudice and stereotyping in digital media contexts (e.g., social media, online news). She is interested in how the use of moral discourse defines the boundaries of partisan social identities and contributes to processes of partisan affective polarization.

Courses Taught

CMN 336: Family Communication
CMN 277: Introduction to Mediated Communication
CMN 368: Sexual Communication
CMN 101: Public Speaking