Christopher S. Josey

Christopher Josey
Assistant Teaching Professor
208 Switzler Hall

Dr. Christopher S. Josey (Ph.D., University of Illinois) is an Assistant Teaching Professor within the Department of Communication.  He is a scholar whose primary area of research resides at the intersection of new technology, media effects, and media stereotyping.  Dr. Josey’s work primarily examines how persons of color are framed stereotypically in Internet news and the effects that such portrayals have on media consumers.  As such, he applies social psychological approach to understanding both the content of mediated portrayals as well as the impact they ultimately have.  His research has been published in journals such as Communication Research and Discourse and Society among others.  He has also been the recipient of top paper awards from the Broadcast Education Association.  His most recent investigations examine the role of stereotype and counter-stereotype endorsement in the consumption, evaluation, sharing, and internalization of news content.

Courses Taught

Media Communication in Society (COMM 2100)

New Technologies and Communication (COMM 4638)


Ph.D., 2015, Speech Communication, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

M.A., 2007, Speech Communication, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign