Guest Researcher|PhD Candidate
Department of Media Studies, University of Amsterdam
Kate Miltner is a PhD student at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Her current research examines the intersection between internet cultures, identity, and structural inequality. Her most recent projects include research on the societal tensions present in news coverage of selfies, the influence of structural misogyny on online discourse, and the racial construction of emoji. She has a BA in English from Barnard College, Columbia University, and received her MSc in Media and Communications from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Prior to joining USC, Kate worked in the Social Media Collective at Microsoft Research New England; previously, she directed global social media strategy for Samsung Mobile. Kate has been published in Mobile Media and Communication, the International Journal of Communication, First Monday, Feminist Media Studies, and Social Media & Society.