Graduate Research Assistant
Wayne State University
Ashleigh’s research interests center around crisis and health communication. She received her bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of Arizona and received her master’s degree in applied communication from Northern Arizona University. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Wayne State University. Her work has been published the Western Journal of Communication, the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, Health Communication, among others.
Informational Sources and Media Uses: Examining Race, Ethnicity, and Culture in Flint’s Water Crisis
Our study investigates the relationship between race and ethnicity and media uses and informational sources during an ongoing municipal water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan, sampling from 208 affected Flint residents. This study draws from an instrumental view of communication and uses and gratification theory.