Anat Leshnick is a PhD candidate in the Media Studies Department at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her dissertation research examines how and why militaries legitimize their narratives about war and conflict situations through visual media in an age of information disorders. A recipient of a 2018 Top Paper Award from the Intercultural Communication Division of the International Communication Association (ICA), Leshnick has forthcoming publications in New Media & Society, the International Journal of Communication and Media, Culture & Society. She is the elected international liaison of ICA’s Visual Communication Division (2022-2024). Raised in both Israel and the US, Leshnick holds an MA in Communication from the University of Haifa and a BA in Communication from Sapir College.