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Nicky Lewis

Doctoral Candidate
The Media School
nhlewis 'at' indiana 'dot' edu



My overarching research interest can broadly be defined as media psychology; why people use media, the processes involved, and how it affects them. I am particularly interested in applying the concepts of media psychology to contexts that feature representations of 'real and unscripted' people, including reality television, sports, and video games.

Now in my fourth year of the Ph.D. program, I am currently working on my dissertation and research projects that apply notions of moral and social psychology as they relate to media consumption behavior.

Having graduated with a Bachelor's in Sport Communication from Indiana University in 2006, I was previously a sports producer and training coordinator at several Cincinnati television stations. In my time as a sports producer, I edited and produced nightly sportscasts and a weekly sports show. As a training coordinator, I organized and led production workshops for the community and sponsored after school video clubs for local children.

In my spare time, I enjoy all things sports and music and am a devout Cincinnati Reds and Cincinnati Bengals fan.