Nancy Worthington is a Professor of Media Studies; she teaches courses on media research methods, media and society, global communication, social media and social movements, and media users and audiences. Her research examines media's construction of identity categories such as gender, race, class, and nation, and their intersections. Dr. Worthington's recent studies examining online constructions of gender violence appear in Communication, Culture & Critique; Feminist Media Studies; and Journalism Studies. 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.