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Liz is a third-year doctoral student at the Annenberg School for Communication where she studies the intersection of collective memory and national identity as it plays out in (and is enabled by) the news media. She is especially interested in the linkages between journalism and culture, and what these linkages mean for political subjectivity, the public sphere, and democracy globally. So far at Penn, Liz has had the opportunity to serve as a teaching fellow for required Communication survey courses, like Critical Approaches to Popular Culture, taught by Dr. Jessa Lingel, as well as elective courses like Critical Perspectives in Journalism Studies, taught by Dr. Barbie Zelizer. Liz earned her bachelor’s degree in International Studies and English Literature from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota (where her love of teaching began with a stint as an undergraduate writing tutor!).