200 Journalism Building
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803


Fanny A. Ramirez, PhD.

Fanny A. Ramirez is an Assistant Professor of Media Law at Louisiana State University (PhD Rutgers University). She holds a joint appointment with the Manship School of Mass Communication and LSU’s interdisciplinary Center for Computation and Technology. Her research examines the use of information communication technologies in the criminal justice system with an eye towards discrimination, violence against women, privacy, and surveillance.

Current Research Projects

Digital Evidence & Public Defenders
(2017 – Present)
Ethnographic project on the role of digital evidence (text messages, social media posts, photos, etc.) in the criminal justice system with a focus on how public defenders fight back against such evidence and how they use digital evidence of their own to help their clients.

Violence against Women in Louisiana during COVID-19
(2020 – Present)
Project conducted in partnership with the Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs at Louisiana State University.