Andersen's research broadly focuses on the intersection of media, history, and religion. Under the umbrella of media history, she is interested in how secular and religious popular media inform a person’s view of a religion.
Andersen previously worked as a communications specialist for Penn State. She earned her B.A. in English, along with minors in journalism and editing and publishing, from Whitworth University. While at Whitworth, she served as editor-in-chief of the student newspaper “The Whitworthian,” was a fiction reader for one of the nation’s only undergraduate-run literary magazine “Rock & Sling,” worked in the communications department for the Spokane Public Library, and wrote for the local daily paper “The Spokesman-Review.” Outside of class, Andersen can be found cooking, running, crocheting, watching trashy reality TV, and planning her next travel adventure.
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