Nicholas Brody

Assistant Professor
Communication Studies

Nicholas BrodyNicholas Brody’s research focuses on communication, technology, and language use. His work has included researching online harassment, cyberbullying and bystanders, relational maintenance via text messaging, social networking site use in romantic relationships, and language use in breakup accounts. Brody studies how language use and technology reflect the underlying characteristics of relationships. His research has appeared in Communication Monographs; Computers in Human Behavior, Social Media + Society; Journal of Social and Personal Relationships; Journal of Language and Social Psychology; and Personal Relationships. He has been interviewed on local television and radio, and his research has been quoted nationally and internationally in the scientific and popular press.  Publications include “Bystander Intervention in Cyberbullying” (Communication Monographs), “Navigating romantic relationships on Facebook: extending the relational dissolution model to social networking environments” (Journal of Social and Personal Relationships), and the co-written Intentions to hide and unfriend Facebook connections based on perceptions of sender attractiveness and status updates” (Computers in Human Behavior).


B.S., The University of Texas at Austin, 2005; M.A., Arizona State University, 2009; Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin, 2013

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