Kaitlin Fitzgerald

PhD Candidate Kaitlin Fitgerald.

Kaitlin Fitzgerald

Kaitlin Fitzgerald

M.A. in Communication, 2017
PhD in Communication, Expected Completion: May 2020
University at Buffalo
B.S. in Psychology, 2015
James Madison University

Research Focus

Narrative Influence and Engagement, Entertainment Media Effects

Contact Information

359 Baldy Hall

Buffalo NY, 14260


Overview Background Publications Awards

Kaitlin Fitzgerald's interests are studying media effects and narrative influence. Her research focuses on how certain narrative experiences can foster long-term, prosocial outcomes such as empathy and helping, moral sensitivity, and well-being. She explores the cognitive and emotional processes involved in the consumption of narratives, as well as the effects of those processes on attitudes and behavior.