Sydney L. Forde

PhD student in the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications

The Pennsylvania State University


PhD The Pennsylvania State University

2020 - 2024

Mass Communications
Advisor: Matthew McAllister
Committee: Christopher Ali; Krishna Jayakar; Matthew Jordan

MA University at Buffalo | Brock University

2018 - 2019

Canadian - American Studies

MRP: Diverging Media: US and Canadian Public and Private Media Representations of Immigrants and Refugees

BA Brock University
First Class Standing


Business Communications
Honours Thesis: Right Over Reason: Unnatural Voting in the Age of Populism

Research Interests


Political Economy of Media Industries

Image by Katie Moum

Critical Media Policy


Public Media

"Sunlight is the best disinfectant"

Louis Brandeis