Dr. Andrea Figueroa-Caballero (Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication. Her research explores the link between exposure to representations of racial/ethnic minorities and other underserved groups in media content and subsequent perceptions of the self and other as well as a host of socially significant outcomes such as stereotyping, group esteem, and implicit bias. To this end, she employs a multi-disciplinary approach, bridging theories and research paradigms from mass communication, intergroup communication, cognitive and social psychology, and psychophysiology. This research program has resulted in a number of journal articles and book chapters. Most notably, her research can be found in journals such as Communication Monographs, Health Communication, and Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media.