Gina M. Masullo

Guest Writer

Gina M. Masullo (Ph.D., Syracuse University) is Associate Director of the Center for Media Engagement and an Associate Professor in the School of Journalism and Media, both at The University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of "Online Incivility and Public Debate: Nasty Talk" and "The New Town Hall: Why We Engage Personally with Politicians" and co-editor of "Scandal in a Digital Age." She spent 20 years as a newspaper journalist before becoming a professor. She was diagnosed with Stage 1c breast cancer in her right breast on February 17, 2023, and she had surgery to remove the tumor on March 28, 2023. She is the mother of two adult children, Ian and Chloe Chen, and two dogs, Phoebe and Finn. She and her girlfriend, Joy Jenkins, live in Austin, Texas.

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