Texas Tech University

Sydney E. Brammer

Doctoral Candidate
Graduate Program

Email: sydney.brammer@ttu.edu

Research:Entertainment and Pop Culture, Global and International, Social Media, Speech and Rhetoric


Website: Home | Sydbramcv (sydbrammer.wixsite.com)

M.A., American University
B.A., Texas Tech University

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Sydney E. Brammer


Sydney Elaine Brammer is a doctoral candidate in the College of Media & Communication. She is an avid storyteller, content creator, and learner. Whether it's through interactions with her students or assisting in research, she enjoys contributing to the field of Communication Studies and being a part of the Texas Tech University community.


Sydney is a media and communications researcher dedicated to investigating the ins and out of relationships of all kinds and the ways that people use media to advocate express opinions, and tell stories that matter. As it is put in one of her favorite TED talks, “The Power of Vulnerability” by Dr. Brené Brown, “maybe stories are just data with a soul. And maybe I'm just a storyteller” (2010). She performs a mix of qualitative and quantitative work, but her end goal is always to give meaning to the data and speak to communication events in relevant, applicable ways.

Research Areas

  • Entertainment and Pop Culture
  • Global and International
  • Social Media
  • Speech and Rhetoric

Selected Publications

Teaching Focus

  • Communication in Relationships (COMS 3333)
  • Creative Media Industries & Society (CMI 3300)
  • Public Speaking (COMS 2300)
  • Interpersonal Communication (COMS 1301)


  • COVID Dissertation Completion Fellowship, 2022 - 2023
  • Helen DeVitt Jones Graduate Fellowship, 2020-2022