Tegan Bratcher is currently a Roy H. Park Fellow and Ph.D. student at the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media. She holds a B.A. and M.A. in political science from West Virginia University. While at WVU, Bratcher studied racial and ethnic politics, specifically researching trends in African American public opinion and political polarization. As a Park Fellow, Bratcher's research is centered around understanding how digital media such as podcasts contribute to public spaces in political and strategic ways. Bratcher has published her research on podcasts in academic journals like PR Journal and the Atlantic Journal of Communication. In 2020, Tegan won first place in the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication's Promising Professor Competition.


  • M.A., West Virginia University, B.A., West Virginia University