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Sen. Ed Markey meets with students; Comm Department
Apr 9, 2024

As part of a long-term community engaged research partnership between faculty and students in the Department of Communication at UMass and Deerfield Elementary School around media literacy education, Communication PhD students created lesson plans about how data is collected online and used to send internet users targeted ads.

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Cecilia Zhou receives 2024 Suopis Award
Apr 9, 2024

Currently in her fifth year of the program (All But Dissertation), and aiming to graduate in 2024, Cecilia Zhou’s  research interests include Chinese digital parenting, adolescents’ media use and well-being, media literacy, and youth culture.

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Diana Kasem awarded 2024 Romantan International Fieldwork Grant
Apr 2, 2024

Graduate student Diana Kasem has received a 2024 Romantan International Fieldwork Grant. Using “khayal ilmi” —Arab science fiction (ASF)— as a case study, her dissertation project explores the unique features of imaginary worlds in science fiction (SF) films and their relation to reality whilefilling gaps in existing ASF film discourses.

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Nora Suren Nora Suren receives 2024 Suopis Award
Apr 2, 2024

Ph.D. Candidate Nora Suren has been awarded the 2024 Suopis Communication Graduate Fellowship to support her dissertation entitled "Navigating Double Oppression Online: How Digital Content Creators Maintain Ideological Integrity under Algorithmic Bias and Turkish Authoritarianism." She plans to utilize the Suopis funds to expedite her dissertation progress, including in-person fieldwork in Turkey this summer and covering conference fees for the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) conference in England.

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