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.
America In One Room
These 526 voters represent all of America. And they spent a weekend together.
Research by James Fishkin
Seeing Silicon Valley
Collaboration reveals the complexities of life in Silicon Valley.
Research by Fred Turner
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
A Dynamic Dyadic Systems Approach to Interpersonal Communication
Research by Nilam Ram
Metrics at Work
Journalism and the contested meaning of algorithms.
Research by Angèle Christin
Ordinary Americans increasingly dislike and distrust those from the other party.
Research by Shanto Iyengar
Concern About Global Warming
Climate is taking on a growing role for voters.
Research by Jon Krosnick
Phone Tracking and Privacy
A process-oriented approach to respecting privacy in the context of mobile phone tracking.
Research by Gabriella Harari
Computational journalism promises to lower the cost of investigative journalism and increase demand among readers.
Research by James Hamilton
Mis-information and COVID-19
Why fake news about coronavirus is appealing (and how to avoid it).
Research by Jeff Hancock
Social interaction in augmented reality
How AR social interaction changes task performance, nonverbal behavior, and social connection with other physically co-located people.
Research by Jeremy Bailenson