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Emily Cavalcanti

Emily is the associate dean for communications and marketing at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism; she previously held a similar role at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.

Stories by Emily Cavalcanti:

Fan Mags as Time Capsules

Fan Mags as Time Capsules
Family life was central to celebrity coverage during the ’50s as demonstrated in this cover of the September 1958 issue of Photoplay that featured Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher with their children.

With her second child on the way, Britney Spears faces an impending divorce and an unfortunate lack-of-wardrobe incident. Former Seinfeld star Michael Richards’ racist rants at a comedy club are posted on YouTube. Mel Gibson is arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and his alleged anti-Semitic remarks to the arresting officer surface when the unofficial arrest report is leaked online.

Probing the Human Condition

Probing the Human Condition
Assistant professor of sociology Veronica Terriquez, left, offered students including Danielle Taylor, center, and Jayme Wilson the opportunity to conduct research connected to the work of graduate students or local organizations, or to choose their own.

Last fall USC College junior Danielle Taylor spent two days a week at the Theresa Lindsay Senior Center observing the friendships forged there: how men interacted with women, how women interacted with each other, how cliques formed and how friends served as support networks.