Communication Department Faculty

Kristin Peterson

Assistant Professor




Kristin Peterson is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication, teaching courses related to the intersections of media and religion. She earned her PhD in media studies from the University of Colorado Boulder, where she was also a research fellow for the Center for Media, Religion and Culture. Her research focuses on religious expression in digital media, specifically examining how young people engage with online media sites, images, videos and creative projects as spaces to develop religious meaning. She is currently working on a research project on how digital media spaces facilitate intersectional feminist activism within Evangelical Christian and Muslim American communities. She has published articles and book chapters on Islamic fashion, hijab tutorial videos on YouTube, the Ms. Marvel comic series, and the Mipsterz fashion video.