Renee Alexander Craft, Associate Professor of Communication, will serve as Acting Director of SOHP. She is generously stepping forward to bring her critical strengths in oral history, digital humanities, and performance to SOHP until December 2016 … Everyone at the Center for the Study of the American South and the College has been helpful […]...
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[Assistant Chair, Sarah Dempsey (L); Chair, Pat Parker (R); photo by Katie Williams] “We have a really dynamic department that brings together a lot of folks across interdisciplinary areas that rely on this idea that communication is this central, defining act of contemporary life,” Dempsey said.  In December 2011 the department adopted the “Principles of […]...
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  Dr Cori Dauber & Media Lab Director Mark Robinson were cited in The Economist’s article“The Propaganda War: The terrorists’ vicious message is surprisingly hard to rebut” (August 15, 2015)             “One reason may be that since its declaration of a caliphate in Iraq and Syria last year, IS has […]...
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                      ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ The Department of Communication would like to announce its new Chair, Dr. Patricia Parker and new Assistant Chair, Dr. Sarah Dempsey   Welcome ! ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦   Also, a Thank you to immediate past Chair, Dr. Ken Hillis and immediate past Ass...
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    Jihadology Guest Post 6 July 2015, “ISIS and the Hollywood Visual Style” by Communication (Rhetoric) and Peace, War & Defense Professor, Cori E. Dauber & Communication (Media Production) Professor, Mark Robinson             {EXCERPT} … what specifically does it mean to say that ISIS material is sophisticated in visual […]...
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  Small Wars Journal  July 1, 2015 “ISIS and the Family Man” — Cori E. Dauber             {EXCERPT} It is widely acknowledged that ISIS is enormously sophisticated in its use of Social Media.[i] It is also widely acknowledged that they have had great success recruiting fighters from around the globe.[ii] […]...
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EXCERPT: With growing concern about proliferating surveillance, a number of artists have created fashionable ways to hide from the camera’s gaze. These include designs such as irregular face paint and hairstyles, creepy-looking masks, and reflective underwear. The problem with such symbolic plays of avoidance is that they fail to challenge discriminatory uses of surveillance.    (to […]...
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Those being celebrated at the Spring 2015 commencement included: 247 undergraduates, spanning all of the Communication Concentrations, Cultural Studies and the Writing for the Screen & Stage Minor (for more, visit here) 5 doctoral candidates (for more, visit here) CONGRATULATIONS to each and every graduate – we are so proud of you all !...
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Through teaching, research and service, the Department of Communication: addresses the many ways communication functions to create, sustain, and transform personal life, social relations, political institutions, economic organizations, and cultural and aesthetic conventions in society; promotes competencies required for various modes of mediated and non-mediated communication; and develops skills for analyzing, interpreting and critiquing communication
problems and questions.

The Department of Communication includes 30 faculty, 50 graduate students and over 800 undergraduate majors. The Department and personnel are recognized for significant contributions to the profession and to the University, state, and nation.

The Department of Communication supports the University’s core values encouraging diversity and equal educational and employment opportunities throughout the University community. These values are articulated in the University’s non-discrimination policy and by the office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs.