Josephine Lukito is a Ph.D student interested in political communication and news semantics. Her research focuses on micro-level analyses of frames and framing devices, both from a media sociology and a media effects perspective. She is especially interested in applying these concepts to news about American politics and international public diplomacy. Previous studies have examined the framing of China in American op-eds, agenda salience between American and South African newspapers about PEPFAR, and differences in frames over time when reporting on the 2008 U.S. economic recession. Josephine holds an M.A. in Media Studies from the Newhouse School of Communication, Syracuse University. She received her B.A. in Communication and Political Science at the State University of New York at Geneseo.