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
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(2016-07-25)This dissertation examined four online forums for evidence of organizing in order to evaluate the accuracy of the term "online community" for describing all online interaction spaces. The Four Flows Model (McPhee & Zaug, ...
(2016-07-15)This study examines the mediated representation of HIV/AIDS and blackness. Using black feminist thought, and its organizing principles— intersectionality and the matrix of domination—this analysis investigates how race, ...
From scaring to stigma: an examination of stigma's and related constructs' association with EPPM-framed messages and the ethical dilemmas of health communication (2016-09-14)Fear appeals have long been one tool in the communication discipline’s strategy to inform the public about health behaviors and conditions. More specifically, one fear appeal framework, the Extended Parallel Process Model ...
Rediasporizing Bahia: the lived experiences of blackness and the cultural politics of Bahian hip-hop (2016-10-04)This dissertation analyzes how Blacks in Salvador da Bahia are disrupting dominant representations of Afro-diasporic cultures and race in Brazil’s most “African” locale. Cultural representations, tourism groups, and ...
Memories of race: representations of mixed race people in girls' comic magazines in post-occupation Japan (2016-11-30)As the number of mixed race people grows in Japan, anxieties about miscegenation in today's context of intensified globalization continue to increase. Indeed, the multiracial reality has recently gotten attention and led ...