Annisa Rochadiat

Graduate Teaching Assistant | Doctoral Student at Wayne State University

Detroit, MI, USA
Annisa is a former journalist currently dabbling in communication studies. Her areas of interest include new media, computer-mediated communication and interpersonal relations.

Curious about the intersection between technology, culture, and interpersonal communication, Annisa is particularly interested in examining the role of new media in shaping the formation and perpetuation of contemporary religious identities among Muslim diasporas.

Work Experience

Wayne State University Communication Department

Graduate Teaching Assistant

September 2015 - Present Detroit, Michigan, United States

Wayne State University Communication Department

Research Assistant

September 2014 - Present Detroit, Michigan, United States

Qasid Institute For Classical And Modern Standard Arabic

Work/Study Student

- Pursued Qasid's Classical Arabic track and assisted in developing the Institute's Student Affairs department.
June 2010 - August 2011 Amman, Jordan

GO Magazine

Regular Contributor

Mainly producing written work on local charities, civic activism and community development initiatives in Amman and around Jordan.
February 2011 - Amman, Jordan

The Jakarta Post


- Managed daily content review, editing, and scheduling of online portal.
- Prepared and produced news features; covered news events; including news conferences, board and organization meetings, sports and University programs and governmental agencies.
- Conducted interviews with local and national public figures.
- Established and maintained professional relationships with public officials and business leaders.
February 2007 - May 2009 Jakarta, Indonesia


Wayne State University

MA in Communication Studies

Currently focusing on mediated interpersonal communication and a member of Dr. Stephanie Tong's Online Research Team.
September 2013 - Present Detroit, Michigan, United States

Leiden University

Master of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy

September 2003 - August 2006 Leiden, Netherlands

National University Of Singapore

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Southeast Asian Studies

Graduated with Merit.
July 1999 - August 2002 Singapore, Singapore


English (Native),
Bahasa Indonesia (Native),
Arabic (Conversational),
Thai (Conversational),
Dutch (Beginner),


The Graduate School Wayne State University

Outstanding Achievement Scholarship at the MA Level


Department Of Communication, Wayne State University

MA Completion Scholarship



Mac OS X, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, WordPress,

Professional Membership

National Communication Association
Lambda Pi Eta, National Communication Association
International Communication Association
Golden Key Honor Society
Wayne State University Graduate Student Association