American Studies Student Spotlight

Baylor Student Earns Many Kudos

Liz Fassih, a graduate student in the American Studies Program at Baylor University, has earned many kudos while at Baylor University. She has presented at numerous conferences and co-written several journal articles. Last year, she was named Top Graduate Student in the Baylor University Department of Journalism, PR & New Media and the American Studies Program. After graduating from Baylor in May, she plans to pursue a J.D./Ph.D. joint program. She has been accepted into the following  programs: the University of Pennsylvania, Cornell University, the University of Michigan, the University of Virginia and Duke University.

While attending Baylor University, Liz’s research has primarily focused on Iranian-Americans and how they are depicted in mass media messages. She serves as an editorial assistant for the American Studies Association of Texas blog and the Journal of American Studies Association of Texas.  The Cleveland native received her bachelor’s degree in social studies education from Bowling Green State University. The video below features Liz with Dr. Mia Moody-Ramirez, the Baylor American Studies Program Director. 

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Liz Fassih, Baylor University American Studies Graduate Student


The founder of Critical Studies Blog, Mia Moody-Ramirez, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of journalism, public relations and new media at Baylor University. She specializes in new media portrayals of women and people of color. Her recent papers focus on the effects of the James Byrd Jr. dragging death on Jasper, Facebook hate groups, stereotypes of President Barack and Michelle Obama, male and female rappers’ differing views on the “independent woman,” and coverage of missing women.

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