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Liesel Sharabi

Assistant Professor

Curriculum Vitae
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Research Interests

  • Interpersonal and Relational Communication
  • Computer-Mediated Communication
  • Quantitative Methods

Dr. Sharabi’s research primarily explores the uses, functions, and effects of communication technologies in interpersonal relationships. She is especially interested in relationship initiation and development online and how these processes are changing modern dating and courtship. Some of her more recent studies have used longitudinal, experimental, and content analytic methods to examine online dating’s influence on offline relationship outcomes. She also conducts research on multimodality, where her focus is on the increasingly integrated nature of online and offline communication.

Dr. Sharabi’s work has appeared in edited volumes and peer-reviewed journals including Personal RelationshipsNew Media & SocietyCommunication MonographsJournal of Social and Personal Relationships, and the Journal of Communication, as well as in media outlets such as New York Magazine, Men’s Health, BBC Future, and The Huffington Post. She also blogs about relationships and technology for Psychology Today. For more information, please visit her personal website.


  • PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign