Aimee Rickman, Assistant Professor in Child and Family Sciences

Aimee RickmanOffice: FFS 205

Phone: 559-278-1660 


Education:  B.A. College of Communication, Marquette University; M.Ed. Department of Educational Psychology (Emphasis: Quantitative and Evaluative Research Methodologies), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Ph.D. Human & Community Development (Emphasis: Human Development & Family Studies), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Experience and Research:  Aimee Rickman is a critical interdisciplinary scholar of youth, technology, culture, marginality, and gender.  

Centering the experiences of young people within adolescence, her ethnographic dissertation drew from 12-months of fieldwork with diverse teenaged young women from rural communities throughout the U. S. Through regular interviews and on- and off-line observations, this research examined the meaning and context of actions taken by these youth by unpacking the broad, complex roles social media play in their lives. 

Her research considers young people's technological involvements within specific historical, economic, social, cultural, and material contexts and challenges of adolescence.