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In the Department of Communication, we study the ways that communication techniques and technologies shape who we are, how we govern ourselves, and what kinds of cultures we inhabit.

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Welfare for Autocrats

How a country’s pursuit of order, or “stability,” turned an effort to alleviate poverty into a tool of surveillance and repression.

Research by Jennifer Pan



An end-to-end system for capturing and analyzing the “screenome” of life in media.

Research by Byron Reeves