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Nancy E. Worthington

Professor of Media Studies

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

School of Communications


MSS 332

Media Research Methods - Fall 2018

MSS 345

Media Users and Audiences (WS 345) - Spring 2019

MSS 231

Media and Society - Spring 2019


Media Studies

Phone Number


Mail Drop



Office Location

Center for Comm.&Engineer #255


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.​