Post-Disciplinarity and Public Scholarship in Communication Studies
February 28, 2020
Integrative Learning Center
UMass Amherst Campus
In this inaugural Department of Communication Annual Lecture Series, Silvio Waisbord, Ph.D., former editor-in-chief of the Journal of Communication, argues that long before "interdisciplinary" became a buzzword, communication studies was already a "post-discipline," crossing multiple academic fields. Moreover, Waisbord offers a way out of the ensuing chaos and confusion: cultivate a range of public interventions in a variety of areas and settings, thus bridging innovative scholarship and addressing some of the most pressing problems in the world today.
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