Elizabeth Brunner is an Assistant Professor of Communication, Media, & Persuasion at Idaho State University where she teaches courses on media literacy, visual rhetoric, and social movements. Her research focuses on the use of media in activism in both the US and China. Her work has been published in a number of academic journals, edited collections, and popular outlets. She earned her PhD from the University of Utah and also holds a dual MFA in Painting and Art History from Ohio University. Elizabeth has worked for a number of nonprofits across the US, including as a project manager and event planner at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, strategic learning intern in the Colorado Trust, program assistant for an NEH grant at the University of Colorado Denver, and education specialist at the Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus, Ohio. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of The Technoskeptic.