Makenzie Schroeder is a doctoral student in the Department of Communication. She received her M.A. in Communication from the University of Missouri, and her B.A. in Communication and Political Science from the University of Michigan-Flint. She currently teaches COMM 1200 — Public Speaking.
Makenzie’s research interests lie at the intersection of mediated communication and identity. With a focus on media effects, her research explores stereotypes perpetuated by media, and how the portrayal of different identities influences their treatment within society. Often, her work falls into various research foci, including political, interpersonal, family, and health communication.
Specific interests include the impact of media and family on eating disorders and attitudes about body size, as well as the role of media in cross-partisan families.