Interview with Dr. Elise Anguizola Assaf

The scholar we chose to interview for this assignment is Dr. Elise Anguizola Assaf, who is a communication professor at Cal State Fullerton. Dr. Assaf is an assistant professor in the Department of Communications, primarily teaching public relations courses in the undergraduate communications program. She has completed her Ph.D. in Education at Chapman University, and holds a M.A. in Communications and a B.A. in Communications, emphasis in public relations, from Cal State Fullerton. Dr. Assaf’s research interests combine her communications and disability studies backgrounds, looking at representations of mental health in media. Her work focuses on qualitative methods, including content analysis and critical discourse analysis of texts in order to understand linguistic elements and sources of power.

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