Angela Cirucci recently received her PhD from Temple University in the Department of Media and Communication. She received her MA from Temple University in Broadcasting, Telecommunication, and Mass Media and her BA from Rowan University in Radio, Television, and Film.
As a researcher and theorist, Angela explores social networking sites and the ways in which their structures and affordances influence identifications. She is particularly interested in Facebook's drive to create an anti-anonymous culture. She has presented her research at many conferences including The International Communication Association, The National Communication Association, and The Media Ecology Association, where she was awarded the 2012 Linda Elson Top Student Paper for her "First Person Paparazzi."
Angela's current research project examines how Facebook’s architecture is pushing for an anti-anonymous culture and the related consequences for identity and agency.