I’m an Assistant 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), and the Connecticut Institute for Brain and Cognitive Science (IBACS).

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.


  • Article of the Year award, AEJMC Mass Comm & Society
    Honored to have received the Article of the Year award from the Mass Communication and Society division at this year’s conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)!
    Posted on August 9, 2019
  • New research on social media news labels accepted to #aejmc19
    Oeldorf-Hirsch, A., Schmierbach, M., Appelman, A., & Boyle, M. (2019, August). Credibility effects of fact-checking labels on social media news posts. Paper to be presented at the 103rd annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication (AEJMC), Toronto, CA.
    Posted on May 18, 2019
  • New policy study to be presented at #SMSociety ’19
    Oeldorf-Hirsch, A. & Obar, A. (2019). Overwhelming, important, irrelevant: Terms of service and privacy policy reading among older adults. To be presented at and included in Proceedings of the 2019 International Conference on Social Media & Society (SMSociety ’19), Toronto, Canada.
    Posted on April 24, 2019
  • Book chapter on social media consent now available
    Obar, J. A. & Oeldorf-Hirsch, A., (2019). Without consent: The dark side of ignoring the terms of service and privacy policies of social media services. In E. Downs (Ed.), The dark side of media and technology: A 21st century guide to media and technological literacy. New York: Peter Lang Publishing. https://doi.org/10.3726/b14959
    Posted on March 25, 2019

Contact me

Phone: (860) 486-3968
Address: Mail: 337 Mansfield Rd Unit 1259
Storrs, CT 06269
Office: 218 Arjona Bldg
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