Skip to main content Skip to secondary navigation
Abstract design
Main content start

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.

About the Department



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

Research by Byron Reeves


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


Democracy’s Detectives

Computational journalism promises to lower the cost of investigative journalism and increase demand among readers.

Research by James Hamilton