Tatiana Sanina

Tatiana Sanina

Tatiana Sanina

Adjunct Faculty

Media effects, persuasion, political communication, social media use, cognition, and attitude change.

Tatiana Sanina has previously taught a Public Speaking course at Wake Forest University, where she received her Master's degree in Communication. She also had a Master's in Public Policy from the Diplomatic Academy in Azerbaijan, where she conducted field research, and worked for a non-profit leadership development organisation, AIESEC. Tatiana is originally from Moldova (Eastern Europe), and enjoys being a global citizen - she has studied and worked in the U.S., Moldova, Hungary, the U.K., Azerbaijan, and the Republic of Georgia. She developed her strong interests in communication, media and diplomacy when she was working at the U.S. Embassy in Moldova's Public Affairs Office.  She was in charge of reporting on socio-political events, writing speeches, preparing the Embassy's spokesperson for media appearances, as well as performing social media management and analytics. Following her interest in media effects theories, she also worked for Media Psychology Journal. Her research interests are media effects, persuasion, political communication, social media use, cognition, and attitude change, among others. In her free time, she enjoys yoga, painting with watercolors, hiking, or exploring new places. 


2019 - 2021: Master of Arts: Communication

Wake Forest University - Winston-Salem, NC

  • Scholarship recipient
  • Coursework Completed: Organizational Communication, Rhetorical Criticism, Media Effects, Social Psychology, Research methods, International Communication, Digital Storytelling and Public Advocacy, Communication and Technology, Communication and Terrorism, Critical Theory, Social Psychology, Persuasion.

2013 - 2015: Master of Arts: Public Policy

ADA University - Baku, Azerbaijan

  • Coursework: Public Law, Policy Analysis, Finance and Budgeting, Economics, Statistics for Decision Making, Security Studies, Public management, EU Law, International Political Economy, Spanish

2007 - 2011: Bachelor of Arts: Public Administration

State University of Moldova - Chisinau, Moldova
2007 - 2008: Exchange Program: Political Science

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire – Wisconsin

  • Received SOROS Foundation Scholarship
  • Coursework: World Politics, Political Parties and Elections, Cultural Anthropology, Politics of Continental Europe, International Conflicts, Spanish Language, International Relations Theory.