Caitlin Cieslik-Miskimen is a doctoral student specializing in media history. She earned her M.A. in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her thesis examined the way newspapers in small cities mediated mass culture in the early 1920s. Her research focuses on the changing relationship between mass media outlets and the communities they cover. She received her B.A. in journalism and French from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Previously, she worked at as an account manager for a public relations agency specializing in energy technology, and also has experience as a multimedia sports reporter.