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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 primary research interest is in romantic relationships. Much of her work explores how communication technologies are changing modern dating and courtship. She is especially interested in the effects these new ways of meeting a partner may have on relationship satisfaction and stability over time. Some of her current studies examine romantic attraction in online environments and the ways communication technologies are being used to initiate and develop romantic relationships. 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 such as "Journal of Communication," "Communication Monographs," and "Journal of Social and Personal Relationships." Her research on online dating received the Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Human Communication and Technology Division of the National Communication Association.


  • B.A., University of New Mexico
  • M.A., University of New Mexico
  • PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign