Ayanna Dozier
Sep 5, 2023

Ayanna Dozier is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker-artist and writer working with performance, experimental film, installation, printmaking, and analog photography. She will be joining the Communication Department this year as an assistant professor. Her research work examines alternative histories of experimental film and expanded cinema by Black feminist media-makers.

Sep 5, 2023

Welcome to our new academic year! Hope everyone had a fabulous summer break and you’re looking forward to a productive and joyful academic year! Whether you are a new or returning student, I wish you all a very productive and fulfilling academic year despite the extremely difficult political and environmental circumstances. I hope we can work together to build a more inclusive climate, here and beyond. All the best, Comm Dept.

Roopali Mukherjee
Sep 5, 2023

Professor Roopali Mukherjee comes to us from the Department of Media Studies at Queens College, CUNY, where she was Professor of Media. A critical race scholar, she analyzes the power of race and racialization as cultural knowledge and examines how discourses of race and racialization shape and are shaped by media cultures and the dynamics of social power.

gadsden cuevas
May 22, 2023

The Communication Department is proud to announce the winners of the Elaine E. Nord (’81) scholarship for creative communications. This scholarship is designed to help offset expenses related to a Communication major's unpaid summer internship in production or creative communications. Our winners this year are Zahriana Newson Gadsden and Maureen Del Villar Cuevas. 

Aaron Hoholik, Marianne Neal-Joyce
May 4, 2023

The Communication Department has two recipients of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Outstanding Advisor Award: Aaron Hoholik and Marianne Neal-Joyce.

The SBS Outstanding Advising Award was instituted in 2021 to recognize outstanding contributions to the SBS advising program and student success mission. Recipients receive a $1000 award and a plaque. Up to two awards are granted each year.

May 3, 2023

Jonathan Ong has received the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Outstanding Research Award

This award goes to just two recipients across the College in recognition of outstanding scholarly accomplishments.

The SBS Outstanding Research Award was introduced in the spring of 2016 and recognizes distinguished achievement in scholarship and research. Award recipients will receive an award of $1,000 and a plaque.

Jonathan will receive this honor at the 4 at 4 event, Monday, May 8 at 4 pm in the Old Chapel at UMASS Amherst.

Katherine Sender
Apr 27, 2023

On April 14, UMASS Communication hosted Professor Katherine Sender of Cornell University as the 2023 Annual Speaker and part of the Department of Communication 50th Anniversary celebrations. Sender delivered her lecture “Whence The Straight And Narrow: Thirty Years Of Queer Media Studies” detailing her experiences in the field over the course of her career and laying out challenges for the future.

Katherine Sender
Apr 6, 2023

Please join us for the 2023 Communication Annual Lecture by esteemed UMass alumnae, Prof. Katherine Sender (Cornell University), in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Department of Communication at UMass Amherst.