My name is Liesel Sharabi, and I'm an assistant professor in the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University. I received my Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the areas of interpersonal and computer-mediated communication.
My primary research focus is on interpersonal communication in the digital age. I'm especially interested in the social and psychological effects of technology use in interpersonal relationships. Some of my recent studies have examined the process of initiating and developing relationships on online dating platforms. I also conduct research on multimodality, where my emphasis 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.
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