York's teaching interests include political communication, research methods, public opinion, and communication theory.
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Chance York, Ph.D. is an assistant professor at Kent State’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication. York conducts research that speaks to a possible link between social media habits and one’s genetics.
Much of her research is on civilian peacekeeping. This is a growing strategy in conflict zones where international civilians who are less at-risk escort local peace activists who are under threat. Koopman's ongoing research is with accompaniers specifically in Colombia, the country with the largest number of these civilian peacekeeping organizations.