Graduate Student

Brittany Wheeler is a graduate researcher in the Media Neuroscience Lab in the Department of Communication at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her current projects include studies of 1) bullying within higher education in online environments, 2) social determinants of online hate speech, and 3) risk factors of cyber-sexual harassment. Her work draws on both quantitative and computational methods to understand these online processes. Brittany's research has appeared in outlets such as Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, Journal of Homosexuality, and Frontiers in Psychiatry.


M.S. (2022), Arizona State University, Psychology

B.A. (2017), California State University Fullerton, Psychology