Dannagal Goldthwaite Young
- Research interests include political satire, political media effects, public opinion and the psychology of political humor.
- Studies the intersection of entertainment and information, including the effects of shows like "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and "The Colbert Report."
- Scholarly work has explored late-night comedy as a gateway to traditional news and political participation among viewers of late-night comedy.
- Young's research interests are rooted in her own comedic talents; she performs monthly with a Philadelphia-based improv comedy troupe.
Assistant Professor, Communication
In The News:
Occupying the nation's attention, if not its cities (NPR)
Kleinman brings Occupy ideals to race against Schwartz (Philadelphia Inquirer)
Occupy who? (WHYY, Philadelphia)
Daily Show viewers are deep (Toronto Star)
Democrats say Jon Stewart rally will spur enthusiasm to vote (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)
The joke's on us? (The American Prospect)