Name: Mariam Alkazemi
Recipient Year: 2014
Bio: Mariam Alkazemi is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Florida. She also received a teaching award from the University of Florida’s Graduate School in 2014 and has co-authored a study that won a first-place top paper award in the Mass Communication and Society Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.Religion is one of Alkazemi’s areas of interest. She has authored several studies exploring willingness to communicate about religion, some of which deal with Islam. UPDATEISF has helped me through my last year as a doctoral candidate. I have had several peer-reviewed conference papers accepted to various conferences. At the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications, three of my co-authored works will be presented. I also served as a panelist on religious literacy for reporters at the Broadcast Education Association. I have served as co-editor for the Religion and Media Interest Group of AEJMC over the course of the last year.
School Name: University of Florida
Major: Mass Communications
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