Aimée Knight taking a photograph on the Isle of Skye.Aimée Knight, Ph.D

I am an associate professor in the Communication Studies Department at Saint Joseph’s University.  I received a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Writing from Michigan State University and an M.A. in Central and Eastern European Studies from Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland.

My research focuses on how universities can work with communities to design, implement and evaluate digital media approaches with an aim to advance transformative change efforts. My current book project is about how we can empower changemaking in communities by partnering digital media students with local nonprofits.

I founded the Beautiful Social Research Collaborative in 2010. This civic media lab partners with local nonprofit and community-based organizations to conduct research that enhances efforts to promote social change via emerging communication technologies. To date, we have completed 78 community-engaged research projects. If you would like to chat about this work, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Research interests include: rhetorics | multimodal communication | civic media | digital humanities

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