Felicitas Baruch is an assistant professor in the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication. She earned her Ph.D. in media and cultural studies from University of Massachusetts Amherst and her M.A. in broadcast journalism from Emerson College. Her research centers on digital distribution of media content, audience collaboration with the media, cultural production and digital activism. She will teach courses on media production, communication and journalism. Baruch has worked as a journalist for various news agencies, including the Associated Press, Xinhua, newspapers and electronic media. She has previous experience as a TV producer and videographer in Boston and Mexico City.