Martha Fuentes-Bautista
Sep 19, 2022

Prof. Martha Fuentes-Bautista has been selected as 2022-2023 ADVANCE Faculty Fellow. ADVANCE Fellows "partner with UMass ADVANCE to promote gender and racial equity for faculty at UMass. Through a combination of research, programming, and practices, UMass ADVANCE seeks to understand systemic and intersectional inequalities at UMass and to lay the groundwork for a fairer, more equitable, diverse, and inclusive campus. Faculty Fellows provide recommendations and feedback to the team about ADVANCE programming and liaise with their departments to promote the ADVANCE program.

Alena Vasilyeva
Sep 14, 2022

Prof. Alena Vasilyeva has received a 2022 Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation Fellowship to work on the project "Exploring Communication, Culture, and Language Ideologies in Argentina." The Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation is a charitable trust fund established under the will of Jasper Whiting. The Foundation Fellowship enables its recipients to conduct teaching-related projects abroad. Alena will travel to Argentina to study the language policies and practices in this country, as well as the interconnection between language, identities, and language ideologies.   

Robbie Leppzer
Sep 12, 2022

Filmmaker Robbie Leppzer, Email:

Current Courses

ADVANCED LIGHTING & CAMERA for Digital Media Communication 497LA | Fall 2022 | Thursdays 2:30 - 5:45pm | ILC N317

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Ifat Gazia
Sep 12, 2022

Ifat Gazia, a PhD student in the Department of Communication, was named one of the 2023 Civic Media Fellows at the Annenberg Innovation Lab at USC. This fellowship brings together scholars and activists from around the world who are using media, technology, and culture to bring about change in the world.

Sep 6, 2022

Erica Scharrer, professor and department chair of communication, was officially inducted as a fellow of the International Communication Association (ICA) at the ICA’s annual conference in Paris in May. The highest honor in the field of communication, the ICA Fellowship is primarily a recognition of distinguished scholarly contributions to the broad field of communication.

Seyram Avle
Sep 6, 2022

Seyram Avle, Assistant Professor of Global Digital Media in the Department of Communication, has been awarded an NSF grant to study how digital technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), facial recognition, Internet of Things (IoT) etc. become embedded into everyday life in the global south through consumer electronics and specialized technologies used in agriculture and finance.

Seth Goldman
Sep 1, 2022

The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy is pleased to announce the Fall 2022 cohort of Joan Shorenstein Fellows.

Joan Shorenstein Fellows join the center for a semester of research, events, and engagement with HKS students, faculty, and the wider university community. This semester’s fellows are working on research related to media coverage of international crises, minority groups, and social movements, and its implications on policy, equity, and democracy.

Aug 30, 2022

UMass Amherst Department of Communication hiring two faculty positions

Assistant Professor (Communication) – Critical Media Production/Film Studies


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