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Danielle Brown Kilgo

John and Elizabeth Bates Cowles Professor of Journalism, Diversity, and Equality, University of Minnesota

Danielle Kilgo, Ph.D., researches news media's and social media’s contribution to uneven power dynamics and diversity issues in society. Her published work explores how the public perceives and engages with news content published online and within social media, particularly in contexts such as incidents of police brutality and social movements against violence and racism. Her future work focuses on the intervention of adverse media effects. Kilgo earned her BA and MA in Journalism, Public Relations and New Media from Baylor University and her Ph.D. in Journalism from The University of Texas at Austin. Prior to her research career, Kilgo worked as a photojournalist and public relations professional.

Experience

  • 2020–present
    John and Elizabeth Bates Cowles Professor of Journalism, Diversity, and Equality, The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • 2017–2020
    Assistant Professor, Indiana University