Andrea L. Guzman
Andrea L. Guzman is an assistant professor of communication in the journalism area of the Department of Communication at Northern Illinois University. Guzman’s research focuses on Human-Machine Communication (HMC) and individual and cultural perceptions of artificial intelligence technologies that function as communicators, the integration of AI into journalism, and media framing of emerging technologies. Guzman’s research has been accepted for publication in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly and First Monday. Guzman has garnered awards for her research at leading conferences including AEJMC and NCA and has also presented her scholarship at ICA, the Association of Internet Researchers, and the Central States Communication Association. Guzman has a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Illinois at Chicago where Guzman’s dissertation “Imagining the Voice in the Machine: The Ontology of Digital Social Agents” explored people’s conceptualizations of voice-based AI programs, such as Siri, and people’s understanding of the Self and the nature of humans in contrast to AI technologies.