Joanna Nurmis is a doctoral candidate in Journalism Studies at the University of Maryland. She joined the field of media studies after obtaining her Master’s in International Relations from Sciences Po Paris and working as a photo editor in France. Her interest for international politics and crisis communication and her passion for photography as a universal language combined to produce her current dissertation topic, the communication of climate change through photojournalistic images. Joanna is most interested in the way visual rhetorics are deployed in photography, and how they influence audience engagement, especially in the context of pressing global issues such as climate change.
At Maryland, she served as a teaching assistant for three years, and participated in two interdisciplinary research projects within the Future of Information Alliance. She is now working on finishing her dissertation and excited about collaborating with the 4C, where top quality research is translated into much needed action in the public sphere.Return To People & Partners