Charisse L’Pree Corsbie-Massay

Charisse L’Pree Corsbie-Massay is an Assistant Professor of Communications at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She holds BS degrees in Brain and Cognitive Science and Comparative Media Studies from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), an MA degree from the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California (USC), and a PhD in Social Psychology also from USC.

Charisse investigates the relationship between media and identity to understand how media affect the way we think about ourselves and others, and how we use media to construct and reaffirm positive identities. Her TEDxSyracuse talk, “The Psychology of Selfies,” considers how digital self-portraiture can be used as a self-esteem intervention and a way to engage with social issues. Her most recent book chapter explores how social scientists manipulate race and gender in experimentation and how that affects our understanding of these concepts.
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