Nagwan R. ZahryResearcher Ph.D. Student, Michigan State University
Nagwan R. Zahry is a doctoral student in the Media Information Studies (M.I.S) in the College of Communication Arts & Sciences at Michigan State University. Her work mainly focuses on food marketing, risk communication, information processing and consumer purchase behavior.
Before starting her doctoral studies, Nagwan R. Zahry finished her Master’s degree in Political sciences, in addition to a degree in Integrated Marketing Communication from the American University in Cairo (AUC). He worked as the Communication Manager in United States Agency for International Development, and Program Manager for Youth Advocacy Program in the Arab League.
Her main academic interest lies in studying consumer purchase behavior for novel foods, consumers’ attitudes and perceptions about the use of new food technologies. Nagwan’s research geared toward the effects of risk communication on consumers’ purchase behavior of food, the role of labeling in consumers’ healthy eating behavior. Currently, she investigates consumer purchase of GM foods and perceptions about biotechnology in food production within the context of risk communication.