Ruth Palmer is Assistant Professor of Communication at IE University, where she teaches the courses Mass and New Media, Minorities, and Public Opinion and Political Communication, as well as advanced seminars. She has also taught in the IE-Brown University Summer Program, and co-directed the IE Communications Lab. She received her PhD in Communication from Columbia University in 2013, where she taught communication and journalism courses at Columbia Journalism School, Columbia Teacher’s College, and Barnard College’s pre-college summer program. Her graduate research, exploring how private citizens experience being the focus of news attention, was supported by a Mellon Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship. Her work has appeared in Journalism Studies and Literary Journalism Studies.