The Department has both undergraduate and graduate programs in this Technology and Society.

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Studying Digital Media: Perspectives on Literacy, Activism, and Citizenship || Fall Colloquia

Join us Tuesday Nov. 27 at 3:30 PM in CMU 126 This engaging panel will feature three scholars discussing the ways in which they study the ever-evolving field of digital media: Dr. Veronica Barassi (Goldsmiths, University of London) studies the…

Russian Propaganda Colloquium

“The Use of Political Humor by Russian-speakers in Estonia and Latvia to Resist the Kremlin’s Propaganda” Thursday May 17, 4:30-6pm, CMU 104 Co-Organized by the UW Department of Communication and the Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asia…

Spring Colloquium: Ryan Calo, UW School of Law

Robots as Legal Metaphors  April 25, 2018 | 3:00 – 5:00 PM | CMU 126 This essay looks at the role robots play in the judicial imagination. The law and technology literature is replete with examples of how the metaphors…

COM Junior Faculty Named as 2018-2019 CASBS Fellow

The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University recently announced its 2018-19 fellows class, of which UW Communication Assistant Professor, Benjamin Mako Hill, was named a member. “I’m deeply excited about the time and space…

April Showers Bring Faculty and Student Awards

This spring, the cherry blossoms are in full bloom, and academic honors have been raining down upon UW Communication students and faculty. Ph.C. student Samantha Shorey was recently selected for a 2019 Lemelson Fellowship at the Smithsonian Institution. The fellowship…

Journalists Won’t Get the ‘Fake News’ Story Right: They Need Help

What follows is the beginning of a jointly-authored post by Adrienne Russell, Mary Laird Wood Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Washington, and Lynn Schofield Clark, Professor and Chair of the Department of Media, Film and Journalism…

What Are UW Comm Professors Researching?

Fall Faculty Forum 2017 Last week, three Department faculty members — Christine Harold, Matthew Powers, and Nancy Rivenburgh — discussed their current research projects. For those in our community who were unable to attend this event, the Department’s video recording…

YUKANG YANG | Peter Clarke and Susan Evans Graduate Research Fund

With the financial support of this fund, Yunkang Yang was able to conduct fieldwork in China. Yang’s focus is on resource limitations of local governments and the mechanisms through which protests trigger resource-poor local governments to seek help from NGOs….

MATTHEW ADEIZA | Peter Clarke and Susan Evans Graduate Research Fund

Thanks in part to the Peter Clarke and Susan Evans Graduate Research Fund, Matthew Adeiza is currently writing his dissertation, “Digital Media and Ethnic Politics in Ghana.” The funding helped Adeiza greatly during his field research as it covered the…

UW Students, Faculty, and Alumni Honored at 2017 NCA Reception

Department colleagues, friends and supporters gathered last month in Dallas for the UW Communication Annual NCA Reception. NCA’s 103rd Annual Convention celebrated “Our Legacy, Our Relevance.” According to Ronald L. Jackson II, NCA First Vice President, the convention presented “compelling…

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