Department of Telecommunications
monamala 'at' indiana 'dot' edu
I graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Psychology with a research focus in social psychology. My broad research interests focus on adolescence and media. More specifically, I am interested in how adolescents are sexually socialized through the media. How do the media influence adolescents' development of gender stereotypes, sexual schemas, expectations about romantic relationships, and body image? I focus on adolescence because it is such an influential developmental stage and I find it fascinating! Most of my non-academic pursuits and jobs have involved working with children in some capacity. After completing my masters, I plan to pursue a PhD and stay in academia.
Outside of academia, I enjoy reading, watching sports (go Dawgs!), running with my dog, traveling, and hugging trees.