- 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
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