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Christina Najera


Dr. Christina Jimenez Najera is an Assistant Professor in the School of Advertising and Public Relations at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She brings 12+ years of a mix of law, television, and marketing experience into her teaching and research. Her overall research interests are in the cognitive and emotional processing of messages related to risky driving behavior and body image. Her work is driven by theories drawn from communication science, cognitive neuroscience, public health, and social psychology.


Ph.D., Media and Communication, Texas Tech University (2021)

M.A., Professional Communication, California State University, Fullerton (2016)

B.A., Entertainment and Tourism, California State University, Fullerton (2013)

Research interests:

Media Psychology

Media Processing

Message Persuasion

Public Health Messaging

Risky Behavior