Feb 27, 2017

Assistant Professor Kimberlee Pérez was among a panel of experts representing the Five College Consortium, who held a discussion in the Integrative Learning Center's Communication Hub. The event was titled "Embodying Coalitions Across the Worlds of Postcolonial and Decolonial Scholarship and Practice." Read more about the discussion in the Daily Collegian.

Feb 21, 2017

UMass alum Alex Kamb ’15 has been selected to be a part of the 2016 Sundance Ignite Fellowship program. Kamb, who graduated with a Communication degree, is among only 15 out of more than 300 applicants who were chosen to participate in the elite and highly selective program. While selection for the fellowship is an honor in and of itself, it ought to be noted that Alex was one of the only recipients who was neither a graduate student, nor a film or production studies major.

Dec 1, 2016

Comm Associate Professor Briankle Chang, Ph.D., has received the award for the Edited Book of the Year for his bookPhilosophy of Communication. The award was presented at the National Communication Association's (NCA) annual convention in Philadelphia in November.


Oct 26, 2016

On Tuesday, Claire Wardle gave a talk at the Integrative Learning Center about the use of social media in broadcasting the refugee crisis. Wardle was here for the “Social Science Matters Speaker Series: Perspectives on Migration” event promoted by the College of Social and Behavioral Science.

Wardle is currently a faculty member of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University. Her knowledge of the refugee crisis comes from her work for United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Geneva as a Senior Social Media Officer.

Sep 2, 2016

The Department of Communication is sponsoring a graduate alumni reunion and conference to be held Oct. 7-9, 2016 on the Amherst campus. All Comm grad alums who plan to attend but haven't yet RSVP'ed are urged to do so immediately. Please click here for a copy of the invitation, which includes more information about the event and RSVP'ing.

Aug 29, 2016

The Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks a Global Digital Media scholar with a preferred focus on the Global South. The rank will be at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Read the full position announcement for the full position announcement including required qualifications and application instructions.

Aug 22, 2016

Communication doctoral student Ayshia Stephenson's short play Venus Hottentot had its Off-Broadway debut in July at the Midtown International Theatre Festival. Produced at the Jewel Box Theater on West 36th St. in Manhattan, Stephenson's tragicomedy brought the story of Saartjie Baartman to the 21st century.

Jul 29, 2016

The University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for the position of inaugural Director of a new School of Public Policy (SPP). The university seeks an outstanding scholar committed to the study of public problems and their resolution. The appointment will be made at the rank of Full Professor or advanced Associate Professor. For more information and application instructions please click here.