Faculty Profile

Nancy Worthington

Nancy E. Worthington

Professor of Media Studies
Chair of Media Studies


BA, University of California-Davis
MS, University of Oregon
PhD, Indiana University Bloomington

(UC) Media, History and Memory

Fall 2020

Media Research Methods

Fall 2020


Media Studies

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Nancy Worthington is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Media Studies. She teaches courses on media research methods, media and society, global communication, social media and social movements, and media users and audiences. Her research examines media's construction of gender violence in relation to intersectional identity categories such as race, class, and nation. Dr. Worthington's recent studies examining online constructions of gender violence appear in Communication, Culture & Critique; Feminist Media Studies; and Journalism Studies. Her current research analyzes the use of social media to critique gender violence representations. She received the School of Communications Outstanding Faculty Scholar Award in 2013.

Professor and Chair of Media Studies