Dr. Elizabeth Stoycheff

Dr. Elizabeth Stoycheff

Associate Professor

563 Manoogian Hall


Dr. Elizabeth Stoycheff


Dr. Elizabeth Stoycheff teaches media literacy, journalism, international communication, and quantitative methods as the program head of Journalism at Wayne State. She was named a Promising Professor by the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication and earned the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts Outstanding teaching award. She was also awarded a Scripps Howard Visiting Professor in Social Media. Dr. Stoycheff has developed an affiinity for online teaching, and serves as one of Wayne State's Online Teaching Quality Fellows

Her research focuses on the role of social media and technology in shaping public opinion about democracy, with particular interest in content moderation, disinformation and fake news, online government surveillance, and digital privacy. Her work has been funded by Facebook, WhatsApp, The Waterhouse Family Institute, and the Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood. She is an Associate Editor for the journal Mass Communication & Society, and a member of Wayne State's Academic Senate. 

Dr. Stoycheff maintains an allegiance as an Iowa Hawkeye and Ohio State Buckeye fan. 

Area of Expertise

media literacy, digital privacy, political communication, journalism, online surveillance, digital privacy, Internet censorship, democratization, large-scale survey and experimental design/analysis

Degrees and Certifications

B.A. in Journalism and Political Science, University of Iowa
M.A., in Communication, The Ohio State University
Ph.D., in Communication, The Ohio State University

Recent Publications

Stoycheff, E., & Stoycheff, J. (2024). The custodians of childrens’ online privacy: extending the APCO framework to parental social media sharing. Communication Research and Practice, 1-16.

Stoycheff, E. (2023). Cookies and content moderation: Affective chilling effects of internet surveillance and censorship. Journal of Information Technology & Politics.

Stoycheff, E. (2023). Institutional Illiteracy. The Routledge Handbook of Privacy and Social Media, 37.

Tong, S.T., Stoycheff, E., & Mitra, R. (2022). Racism and resilience of pandemic proportions: Online harassment of Asian Americans during COVID-19. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 50(6), 595-612.

Schmierbach, M., McCombs, M., Valenzuela, S., Dearing, J.W., Guo, L., Iyengar, S., Kiousis, S., Kosicki, G.M., Meraz, S., Scheufele, D.A., Stoycheff, E., Vargo, C., Weaver, D.H. & Willnat, L. (2022). Reflections on a legacy: Thoughts from scholars about agenda-setting past and future. Mass Communication & Society, 25(4), 500-527.

Jahng, R., Stoycheff, E. & Rochadiat, A. (2021). They said it’s ‘fake’: Effects of discounting cues in online comments on information quality judgments and information authentication. Mass Communication & Society, 24(4), 527-552.

Courses taught by Dr. Elizabeth Stoycheff

Fall Term 2024 (future)

Winter Term 2024

Fall Term 2023

Winter Term 2023

Fall Term 2022

Winter Term 2022

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