Dept. of Communication
This community contains research and publications from the faculty and students of the Department of Communication. The department has several major areas of study, including:
- Communication in cultural contexts
- Communication technologies
- Health communication
- Interpersonal and relational communication
- Media processes and effects
- Organizational and group communication
- Political communication
- Rhetoric and public discourse
Browse Collections of Items
“Can you just put your phone away?”: The effects of cell phone use on face-to-face conflict in romantic relationships (2018-08-07)Effective conflict management is critical for satisfying close relationships, and communication technology is now a fundamental part of conflict management. One way that communication technology may be central to face-to-face ...
Open mic? Gender and the meritocratic myth of authenticity in the cultural production of stand-up comedy (2018-11-05)This dissertation demonstrates the ways in which gender plays a role in the validating of authenticity and merit in the cultural and industrial spaces of stand-up comedy. Merit and authenticity are arbitrary signifiers ...
(2018-11-26)This dissertation is about Red Tourism and propaganda. Red Tourism refers to tourism of the People’s Republic of China in which people visit tourist spots with historical significance to either the Communist Party of ...
(2018-09-06)Brain injury can introduce serious life changes for the survivor and those responsible for care. Stroke, a specific form of brain injury, has been shown to impact communication (e.g., Fridriksson, Fillmore, Guo, & Rorden, ...
Intrapersonal and interpersonal meaning-making: The process of identity reconstruction after the loss of a spouse (2018-06-12)Mourning the loss of a loved one can be a life-altering experience. Grief survivors are at risk for both physical (e.g., decreased sleep and weight) and psychological (e.g., increased depression and anxiety) changes, and ...