Anthropology & Sociology
West Chester University
Julie B. Wiest is an assistant professor of sociology. She received her Ph.D.
in sociology from the University of Tennessee and M.A. in journalism and mass communication from the University of Georgia. Her research employs a social psychological perspective to issues of culture; mediated interaction (including social media and new communication technologies); media representations; gender; and deviance and crime. Her most recent research examines social change in the Middle East, focusing on the role of new communication technologies, and her latest book (2011), “Creating Cultural Monsters: Serial Murder in America,” examines the sociocultural context of serial murder in the U.S. Before academia, she worked as a print and online journalist for nearly a decade.
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