Nisa Rahman


Research Interests

Nisa Rahman is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Communications Research. Nisa’s research interest lies in emerging technologies and their effect on social behavior in the context of health communication. This exploration takes shape through studies utilizing anthropomorphic conversational agents, i.e., "chatbots" to debunk health misinformation and persuade behavior change, as well as the effect of modality in cognitive processing. Nisa is also interested in the intersections between gender presentations and its influence in Human-AI Communication. 

Prior to joining the ICR, Nisa Rahman received her MS in advertising from the College of Media at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and BA in communication from Purdue University - West Lafayette.

Recent Publications/Presentations

Conference Presentations 
Zhang, J. S., Rahman, N., Su, L. Y.-F., & Wang, Y-C. (2022, August). Examining Food Safety Knowledge: The Roles of Media Attention, Trust, Food Habits/Attitudes, and Demographics. The 72nd Conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Detroit, Michigan. 

Liu, W., Rahman, N., & Yao, M. Z. (2022, November). Gender Identity and Influence in Human-Machine Communication: A Mixed-Methods Exploration. Submitted at the 73rd annual conference of the International Communication Association.

Courses Taught

  • ADV 393: Advertising & Society (TA, Spring 2022) 
  • ADV 281: Advertising Research Methods (TA, Fall 2022 to present)

Awards and Honors

Earl M. Cummings Advertising Education Research Award (Spring 2022)

What Most People Don’t Know about Me

I enjoy watching media from different cultures and languages, thrifting and cooking in my free time.

Nisa Rahman