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Hi, I’m Hannah Overbye

(Over-BEE)

I am the Lab Manager at the Stanford Psychophysiology Laboratory, and earned my B.S. from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2019 with a double major in psychology and communication.

I am an incoming PhD Student at UC Santa Barbara’s Communication Department, where I will start in the fall of 2021 . My research interests include: media effects, credibility perceptions, political polarization, algorithm bias & perception, mass media, racial studies and disadvantaged populations.

Research

Research & Writings

Scholarly Publications

Behnke, M., Overbye, H., Pietruch M., Kaczmarek L. D. (under review) How seasons and weather conditions influence baseline affective valence in laboratory research participants?

Smith, M. A., Dixon, T. L., & Overbye. H. (revise and resubmit). Racialized crime in politics: Under-standing the effects of disinformation on stereotype endorsement and punitive crime policy support

Manuscripts in Preparation

Overbye, H. Smith, M. A., Dixon, T. L. Partisanship, media use, or both?: Understanding how individual differences impact the perceived credibility of racialized partisan disinformation.

Overbye, H. Gross, J. J., Goldenberg, A. Social support, emotion regulation and parental burnout: A cross-country analysis of external and internal factors impacting parental burnout.

Conference Presentations

Overbye, H., Smith M.A., & Dixon T.L. (November, 2020). Incredible News and News Credibility: Understanding the Link Between Media Use, Partisanship and Credibility Perceptions of Disinformation. Paper accepted at the National Communication Association Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN.

Smith, M. A., Dixon, T. L., & Overbye, H. (November, 2019). The perils of disinformation:
Racial stereotyping, continued influence effect, and affective political polarization. Paper
accepted at the National Communication Association Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD.

Overbye, H. (April, 2019) Disinformation, race, and partisanship: A closer look at source and story credibility. Presentation at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Undergraduate Research Symposium. Urbana, IL.

Teaching

Teaching & Mentorship

LAS 101
Fall 2017

Instructor, Freshman Seminar

Syllabus

LAS 101
Fall 2018

Instructor, Freshman Seminar: Design Your First Year Experience

Syllabus

Mentorship Scholarship

Kenneth M. Burns Scholarship: For enduring and excellent commitment to the mentorship of others

Restoration Urban Ministries

Homework tutor for underprivileged youth

LAS
Leaders


Student ambassador for the College of LAS

Honors & Awards

University of Illinois Senior 100 Honorary

Recognized as one of the most outstanding graduating seniors in the class of 2019, awarded for outstanding academic performance and enduring commitment to campus service

University of Illinois Communication Department High Distinction

For excellent academic scholarship done in the field of Communication as an undergraduate student.

University of Illinois List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students Fall 2018*

Acknowledgment of excellent teaching skills in a University of Illinois course
*Denotes Outstanding rating for top 10% of teaching assistants

University of Illinois List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students Fall 2017

Acknowledgment of excellent teaching skills in a University of Illinois course

University of Illinois Digication Featured e-portfolio

E-portfolio represents the best student e-portfolio across all University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus in 2018