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Dr. Katie K. Kang

Assistant Professor

Curriculum Vitae
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Areas of Study:

Organizational Communication
Group Communication

Research Interests:

Anonymous organizational communication 
Hidden groups/organizations 
Alternative organizing  
Health-related support groups/organizations
Social media and organizational visibility 

Broadly, Dr. Kang’s research examines how anonymous communication is practiced and experienced at multiple organizational levels. At the micro level, her work explores how anonymity is translated into the communication practices from a sender and a receiver perspective. At the meso level, she focuses on how groups play a strategic role in shaping how hidden organizations and their members manage visibility. At the macro level, she looks at the various collective motivations (both appropriate and inappropriate) and organizing processes of hidden organizations. To capture anonymous communication at these multiple-levels, she leverages both qualitative and quantitative methods in her research.     


B.A., Sungshin Women's University (Seoul, Korea)
M.A., California State University, Northridge
Ph.D., Rutgers University