Nancy E. Worthington

Nancy E. Worthington

Professor of Media Studies

BA, University of California-Davis; MS, University of Oregon; PhD, Indiana University Bloomington

Media Studies
Center for Comm.&Engineer LL  332


MSS 231   Media and Society   -   Spring 2017
MSS 332   Media Research Methods   -   Fall 2016
MSS 345   Media Users and Audiences (WS 345)   -   Spring 2017
MSS 450   Senior Seminar   -   Fall 2016
WS 345Media Audiences (MSS 345)   -   Spring 2017


Nancy Worthington is a Professor of Communications; she teaches courses on media research methods, media and society, global communication, media industries and trends, and media audiences and users. Her research examines media's contribution to culturally constructed identity categories such as gender, race, class, and nation, and their intersections. Professor Worthington's recent studies examining online constructions of gender violence appear in Communication, Culture & Critique; Journalism Studies; and Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism. Her current research analyzes the use of social media to critique gender violence representations. She received the School of Communications Outstanding Faculty Scholar Award in 2013, and she chaired the Department of Media Studies 2006-2013.