Ava Francesca Battocchio

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Education

Sep 2018 – May 2020 Loyola University Chicago
Master of Science, Global Strategic Communication
Chicago, Illinois
Sep 2017 – Aug 2019 Loyola University Chicago
Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, Advertising
Chicago, Illinois
May 2015 Housatonic Community College
Associate of Science, General Studies: Criminal Justice Concentration
Bridgeport, Connecticut

Research Interests

  Advertising, communication ethics, digital media activism and social movements, industrial heritage and mass communication, media ecology, and public infrastructures and technology industries

Research Experience

Jun 2019 – present Research Assistant
Loyola University Chicago, School of Communication
Chicago, Illinois
Analyzing and coding images under the direction of Drs. Quan Xie and Jing Yang
Nov 2018 – present Principal Investigator
Loyola University Chicago, School of Communication
Chicago, Illinois
Project Title: Advertising and Ethics: Theme and Community Segregation on Chicago’s Rapid Transit System
Conducting field research on out-of-home advertising messaging theme variation within the context of residential segregation on Chicago’s rapid transit system under the mentorship of Dr. Pamela Morris
Oct 2018 – Jan 2019 Research Assistant
Loyola University Chicago, School of Communication
Chicago, Illinois
Project Title: “Flannery”
Assisted Dr. Elizabeth Coffman with National Endowment for the Humanities-funded film documentary project on the author, Flannery O’Connor
Oct 2018 – present Research Assistant
Loyola University Chicago, Social and Interactive Media Lab (SIMLab)
Chicago, Illinois
Project Title: Safety Strategies and Social Boundaries in the Use of Rideshare Apps
Coordinating field research and focus groups and assisting with IRB submission, and revision process under the direction of Dr. Florence Chee

Awards, Scholarships & Fellowships

Jun 2019 ANA Educational Foundation, Alfred J. Seaman Award for Best Undergraduate Paper on Advertising and Society
Project Title: Advertising and Ethics: Theme and Community Segregation on Chicago’s Rapid Transit System
May 2019 Loyola University Chicago, Provost Fellowship
Project Title: Advertising and Ethics: Theme and Community Segregation on Chicago’s Rapid Transit System
Dec 2018 Loyola University Chicago, Stock Family Endowed Scholarship
Sep 2018 Loyola University Chicago, Rambler Award Scholarship
Sep 2017 Loyola University Chicago, Rambler Award Scholarship

Publications & Scholarly Activity

Peer-Reviewed Poster Presentations
“Advertising and Ethics: Theme and Community Segregation on the CTA’s EL.” Poster presentation at Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) annual conference, Toronto, ON, August 8, 2019.

Peer-Reviewed Paper Abstracts Accepted for Presentations
Pamela K. Morris and Ava Francesca Battocchio. “Outdoor Advertising Turns Hotter: Transforming Digital Signage and Ethical Issues.” Paper presentation at Ninth Symposium on Digital Ethics, Center for Digital Ethics and Policy, Loyola University, Chicago, IL, November 7-8, 2019.

Departmental Presentations
“Advertising and Ethics: Theme and Community Segregation on the CTA’s EL.” Poster presentation at Loyola University Chicago Undergraduate Research Symposium, Chicago, IL, April 13, 2019.

“Advertising and Ethics: Theme and Community Segregation on the CTA’s EL.” Oral and poster session presentation at Loyola University Chicago School of Communication Weekend of Excellence Ceremony, Chicago, IL, April 12, 2019.

“Creation and Distribution of Fringe Publications.” Presentation in COMM 322: Guerilla Media at Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL, February 26, 2019.

“Disclosure and Doxing: Creating Ethical Guidelines for my ‘Me Too’ Narrative.” Presentation in COMM 360: Digital Media Ethics at Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL, November 6, 2018.

Invited Presentations
Ava Francesca Battocchio and Laura Gapske. “Hear Our Story: Engaging Women’s Art and Writing in Fringe Publication.” Presentation at Summit on Equity, Diversity and Multiculturalism: Creating Inclusion: One Story at a Time, University of Minnesota Duluth, February 25, 2015.

“If You Don’t Have a Scene, Build One: Creating Alternative Print Media for Under-Represented Voices.” Presentation in Department of Writing and Library Science at University of Wisconsin Superior, March 3, 2015.  

Educational Workshops and Tours
Ava Francesca Battocchio and Patti Swanson. “Brown Line Tour: Kimball to Montrose.” Researched and guided public history walking and transit tour for non-profit Chicago for Chicagoans, Chicago, IL, May 4, 2019.

“Photographs as Poetic Reference Material.” Lecture and Workshop to Department of Writing and Library Science’s “Intro to Writing Studies” at University of Wisconsin, Superior, Superior, Wisconsin, March 3, 2015.  

Trade Publications
“Raising Voices: Breaking Down Gender Barriers in the Trapping Community.” Ontario Fur Managers Federation Magazine, November 2016.

Public Writing
In Minerva Zine:
“The Great Disconnect: Relationships in the Digital Media Age.” December 2014.

In Zenith City Online:
Heidi Bakk-Hansen, Tony Dierckins and Ava Francesca Battocchio. “Forest Hill Cemetery.” 2015.
Heidi Bakk-Hansen, Tony Dierckins and Ava Francesca Battocchio. “Oneota Cemetery.” 2015.
Heidi Bakk-Hansen, Tony Dierckins and Ava Francesca Battocchio. “Park Hill Cemetery.” 2015.
Heidi Bakk-Hansen, Tony Dierckins and Ava Francesca Battocchio. “Symbolism in Historic Grave Markers.” 2015.

In Substreet:
Ava Francesca Battocchio and Daniel Turner (Dan Glass). “Grain Elevators of Port Arthur & Fort William.” 2015.
Ava Francesca Battocchio and Daniel Turner (Dan Glass). “Ogilvie’s Grain Elevators.” 2015.
Ava Francesca Battocchio and Daniel Turner (Dan Glass). “Saskatchewan Wheat Pool Elevators #4 and #5.” 2015.

Public Presentations
“Raising Voices; Breaking Down Gender Barriers in the Trapping Community.” Presentation at Northwest Ontario Fur Trappers Association Convention, Thunder Bay, Ontario, February 28, 2016.

“That’s Not My Name: Self-Identification and NW Ontario’s Female Trapping Community.” Presentation at Prøve Collective, Duluth, Minnesota, February 13, 2015.

Ava Francesca Battocchio and Julie Gard. “Pollution, Poetry and Photography: Celebrating the River’s Restoration through Words and Images.” Presentation at River Talks, Duluth, Minnesota, June 10, 2015.

“A Celebration of Writing.” Presentation with Terrance Griep and Kate Monson in the Department of Writing Studies at University of Minnesota Duluth, Duluth, Minnesota, September 29, 2014.

Service to Loyola University Chicago
           University-Wide Service

2019 Graduate Professional Adult Council, member

School Service

2019 School of Communication, Great Wolf Scholarship Selection Committee Chair
2019 School of Communication, Dean Search Student Panel
2018-Present School of Communication, Student Ambassador
2018-Present School of Communication, Dual-Degree Program Ambassador

Service Outside the University
Non-Profit Service

Mar 2019-Present Chicago for Chicagoans, public history tour guide
June 2018-Oct 2018 Decay Devils, graphic design and advertising campaign work for Knight Foundation-funded restoration of Gary, Indiana’s Union Depot
Mar 2018-May 2018 Evanston Lakehouse and Gardens, historic preservation advocate
Mar 2013-Aug 2015 Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault (PAVSA), Provided crisis intervention, support, and advocacy during overnight evidentiary exams and police interviews for survivors of sexual violence at two area hospitals for 16 hours each week. Specialized in pediatric, university and geriatric age groups, mental health and homeless populations, LGBT, and Indigenous survivors

Professional Development
Conferences Attended

November 2018 Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science, Loyola University
November 2018 Center for Digital Ethics and Policy Symposium on Digital Ethics, Loyola University
October 2018 ANA/AEF Digital Marketing Conference, Quinlan School of Business, Loyola University

Professional Memberships

2019 Society for Industrial Archeology (SIA), member
2019 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), member

Skills & Certifications

Advocacy Domestic and Sexual Violence Victim Advocacy Certificate,
Completed the Minnesota-mandated, 40-hour volunteer advocate training in order to provide crisis intervention, support, and sexual violence education to survivors and their friends, families, and other concerned persons during Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) hospital exams.
Language English (Native), German (Advanced Mid), Dutch (Intermediate Low)
Research Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program) (expires 2021)
Completed training program on human subject research protocol. Required of all researchers working on projects submitted to Loyola University Chicago’s Institutional Review Board.
Statistical R (Beginner), SPSS (Beginner)