M.A., University of Alaska – Fairbanks
(Fall 2017 Cohort)
Specializations: Communication Theory, Interpersonal Communication, Hermeneutics, Philosophy of Communication and Symbolic Interactionism.
Heather Batin earned her B.S. in Mass Communication from East Tennessee State University in 2011 and her M.A. in Professional Communication from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2013.
Batin’s passion for research is grounded within the interpretivist approach. Specifically, her aim is to build on the understanding of the “whole self” and how human experiences, individual and collective, establish the meaning of language and the language of meaning. She is also interested in the influences of new media in society and political rhetoric in broadcast journalism.
Batin spends her free time hiking with her husband, Chris, and their beloved mini-dachshund, Schnitzy. She also enjoys road trips, cooking, baking, gardening, painting, and harmonica tinkering.