Ava Francesca Battocchio

Ava Francesca Battocchio

Hiya! My name is Ava Francesca and I’m an Information and Media PhD Candidate and University Enrichment Fellow in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations at Michigan State University, under the advisement of Dr. Kjerstin Thorson.

My research focuses on how residents in rural, remote, and post-industrial communities learn about public issues amidst changing technology and declining local news, highlighting the role of place identity on critical information access and dissemination.