We have been on the look out for Professor Charisse L’Pree, Ph.D. since we heard she took over the (Media) Race and Conversation series at SU. Her areas of expertise include persuasive communications and media psychology.
L’Pree’s presentation on “The #Healthyselfie” was a crowd pleaser at TEDx Syracuse University back in April.
A selfie is still a selfie, even if you don’t share it or post in on social media, she says, because in our hyper-connected world we use them to encode our memories and document our lives.
We look forward to L’Pree’s forthcoming selfie book, The Media Made Me Crazy. Beyond her academic pursuits, maybe she’ll launch a reality series called the “Charisse Chronicles,” or “Keeping up with L’Pree” to continue the psychoanalysis of our selfie obsession.