Graduate Student Directory

Rachel Son

Ph.D.
Public Relations

Office: G040 Weimer Email:

Bio

Rachel Son is a current Ph.D. student in Mass Communication at CJC. Her current research interests lie at the intersection of understanding communication psychological processes and effects of viewing global entertainment media and audiences' social well-being.

Education

Auburn University at Montgomery (B.A. – Communication: Journalism)
Auburn University (M.A. – Communication)

Publications

Presentations

Xu, K., Chan-Olmsted, S., Son, R., Chang, H., Kyles, T., & Ruffin, L. (2022). Do You Trust Your Smart Speaker? The Effects of Individual Differences, Motives, and Value Creation. Paper/Poster at (accepted) ICA Conference - May 2022, Paris, France.

Mrozek, N., Schneider, F., Johnson, B., & Son, R. (2022). The Influence of State Self-Esteem on Narrative Engagement. Paper/Poster at (accepted) ICA Conference - May 2022, Paris, France.

Son, R., & Lee, M. J. (2021). What predicts a person will engage in social media activism? Understanding the impacts of social media uses, news consumption, and fear of isolation on individuals’ tendency to engage in social media activism. Paper/Poster at NCA Convention, Seattle, WA.

Son, R. (2021). K-dramas and the American youth: Conceptualizing the aspiration of a youthful utopia. Paper/Poster at AEJMC Conference, Virtual.

Son, R. (2021). K-dramas and the American youth: Conceptualizing the aspiration of a youthful utopia. Paper/Poster at Entertainment Studies Division—AEJMC Midwinter Conference, Norman, OK.

Chon, M., & Son, R. (2019). “Making a difference on how to see North Korea: A comparative analysis of the U.S. and South Korea partisan media in the era of Trump”. Oral Presentation at Korean-American Communication Association Division—AEJMC Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada.

Chon, M., & Son, R. (2019). “Making a difference on how to see North Korea: A comparative analysis of The New York Times and Wall Street Journal in the era of Trump”. Oral Presentation at International Communication Division - AEJMC Midwinter Conference, Norman, OK.

Research

Specialization

Strategic Communication/Media Effects

Grants

Korean American Communication Association (KACA); Korea Foundation for International Culture Exchange (KOFICE), KACA-KOFICE Research Grant, Son, R. (PI), & Johnson, B. K., 2021-2022, $1,000.

Courses

Syllabi from the current and three previous semesters: