Nazra Izhar

Nazra Izhar
  • Ph.D. Student

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Nazra Izhar is a doctoral student and graduate teaching assistant at the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at The University of Kansas. She earned her master’s in visual communication from The University of Madras, India, and a bachelor's in Mass Communication and Journalism from Osmania University, India. 

Her research focuses on Misinformation, Digital media, Media effects, Information Processing, behavioral change and media literacy. Her primary focus is to understand what are the effects of misinformation that lead to behavioral change or behavior modification. Before starting her PhD, she worked as a reporter and host for Doordarshan (Public sector broadcaster of India). 

She has a teaching experience of 5 years where she taught bachelor's and master's students various courses related to communication in India. She was the editor-in-chief for the monthly Campus tabloid while she taught media studies to AS-level students in India. Nazra has worked as a copywriter in advertising. 

She is fluent in 3 languages, Hindi, English and Urdu. Her teaching interests are Media writing, Digital Media, Media Ethics, Media Effects and media literacy.




Research interests:

  • Misinformation
  • Digital Media
  • Media Effects
  • Information Processing
  • Behavioral Change
  • Media Literacy


Teaching interests:

  • Media writing
  • Digital media
  • Media ethics
  • Media effects
  • Media literacy