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), 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.
- 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
- Two new research studies accepted to ICA 2020 in AustraliaOeldorf-Hirsch, A., & Chen, Y. (2020, May). Who cares about screen time? Predicting the use of mobile phone tracking features. Paper to be presented at the 70th annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Gold Coast, Australia. Pittman, M., Oeldorf-Hirsch, A., & Brannan, A. (2020, May). Under the (social media) influence: Context of green […]Posted on January 15, 2020
- Facebook question-asking paper accepted to GROUP 2020Oeldorf-Hirsch, A., & Gergle, D. (2020). ‘Who knows what’: Audience targeting for question asking on Facebook. Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction (GROUP), Volume 4, Article 11. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 20 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3375191Posted on December 17, 2019
- Article of the Year award, AEJMC Mass Comm & SocietyHonored 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
- Study on the effects of layered news sources on Facebook now publishedOeldorf-Hirsch, A. & DeVoss, C. (2019). Who posted that story? Processing layered sources in Facebook news posts. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly¸ Online first. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077699019857673Posted on July 29, 2019