Louisiana State University

LSU Science Café: How Entertainment Can Make Us Better

Join us for an online LSU Science Café with faculty researcher, Dr. Meghan Sanders.   

About this Event 

Streaming services like Netflix, Amazon, and HBO Max have increased their representations of diversity and socially conscious content. With people spending more time at home during the pandemic, audiences are consuming this streaming content now more than ever. Join LSU Manship School of Mass Communication Associate Professor Meghan Sanders as she explores the effects of socially conscious entertainment and narratives in streaming series and how they resonate with Black audiences. 


About the Speaker 

Dr. Meghan Sanders’ research focuses on the psychological effects of mass media, as they pertain to psychological and subjective well-being through the enjoyment and appreciation of entertainment, morality and narrative engagement, and positive media psychology. She is the director of the LSU Media Effects Lab, which is a research facility dedicated to exploring the underlying thought processes and emotions associated with using mediated communication. She is an associate professor in the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication. 

LSU Science Café is presented in partnership with WRKF. 

Image Credit: Netflix 


Registration & Attendance Information 

The event is open to the public and advance registration through Eventbrite is required.  

Access to the webinar will be available through the Eventbrite online event page. Your registration confirmation email will provide a button that links to the event page, followed by reminder emails prior to the event. The passcode will be available on the event page after 5:30 PM the day of the event. Please check your "clutter" or "junk" box if you do not receive your email reminders. 

The live event will be closed captioned and a recording of the webinar will be made available on the LSU Research YouTube channel shortly after the event.   

Tuesday, June 29 at 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

Target Audience

Students, Faculty, General Public, Staff


Research, Diversity





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