Katherine Ognyanova is currently a doctoral student at the USC Annenberg School for Communication. She does research with a broad focus on transformations of the media system and social aspects of technology. Katya is interested in the applications of network analysis methods in the fields of communication and media studies. She has joined the Metamorphosis team to study storytelling networks and the impact of new media on engagement and intergroup dialogue in local communities.
Katherine received her B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Sofia. Her M.A. degree from the same university is in Virtual Culture. Prior to joining the USC doctoral program in communication, Katya spent close to seven years working in the media sector. She was a writer and analyst for the Economedia publishing group, observing trends in emerging technologies, online business and society.