- 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.
Associate Professor, Communication
In The News:
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Voters like pols who can laugh at themselves; why these can't candidates pull it off (The Washington Post)
Waiting for the Conservative Jon Stewart (The Atlantic)
Presidential candidates look to talk shows as campaigning tool (Marketplace)
UD's Young to be guest on Radio Times program Sept. 19
Center for Political Communication sets symposium on politics, entertainment
Social media, politics collide in focus of UD research