I’m an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at University of Connecticut, where I'm part of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab. I'm also a faculty affiliate of the Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (inCHIP), the Connecticut Institute for Brain and Cognitive Science (IBACS), and the Sustainable Global Cities Initiative (SGCI).
My research focuses on information sharing as communication on social media. Specifically, I investigate the effects of using social media to engage with news content, share health activities, disclose personal information, ask questions, seek social support, and how scientists can use these platforms to engage with the public.
- First publication of 2021 & first qualitative piece!Oeldorf-Hirsch, A., & Srinivasan, P. (2021). An unavoidable convenience: How post-millennials engage with the news that finds them on social and mobile media. Journalism, Online First. https://doi.org/10.1177/1464884921990251Posted on January 24, 2021
- News-labeling study now available in special issueOeldorf-Hirsch, A., Schmierbach, M., Appelman, A., & Boyle, M. (2020). The ineffectiveness of fact-checking labels on news memes and articles. Mass Communication and Society, 23(5; special issue: What IS News?), 682-704. https://doi.org/10.1080/15205436.2020.1733613 Full text available: https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/WZZVWB4M4E3WXJBP2VSH/full?target=10.1080%2F15205436.2020.1733613Posted on August 19, 2020
- New publication in iJOCWu, T.-Y., Oeldorf-Hirsch, & Aktin, D. (2020). A click is worth a thousand words: Probing the predictors of utilizing click speech for online opinion expression. International Journal of Communication, 14, 2687–2706. https://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/11471/3090Posted on May 14, 2020
- I’ve been awarded a Fulbright!I’ll be conducting research on social media literacy in the Digital Citizenship in Network Technologies (DICINT) lab at Universität Duisburg-Essen in Germany in Fall 2020.Posted on March 16, 2020
- News-labeling experiments to appear in Mass Communication and SocietyOeldorf-Hirsch, A., Schmierbach, M., Appelman, A., & Boyle, M. (Accepted for publication). The ineffectiveness of fact-checking labels on news memes and articles. Mass Communication and Society.Posted on February 9, 2020