Bio

My name is Liesel Sharabi, and I'm an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Studies at West Virginia University. I received my Ph.D. in Interpersonal and Computer-Mediated Communication from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

My research primarily explores the social and psychological effects of communication technologies in interpersonal relationships. I'm especially interested in the ways relationships are initiated and developed online and how this is changing modern dating and courtship. Some of my recent studies have examined online dating's influence on offline relationship outcomes. I also conduct research on multimodality, where my focus is on the integration between online and offline communication. My research has appeared in a variety of edited volumes and journals, as well as in media outlets such as New York Magazine, Men's Health, the BBC, and The Huffington Post. I also blog about relationships and technology for Psychology Today.

Please browse this site for more information about my research and teaching. If you'd like to participate in a study, also be sure to check out our lab's upcoming projects.