Spring 2022 Return to Campus

The Department of Communication Studies office is open, but we will have limited on-campus staff availability while the University operates on virtual instruction (until January 24, 2022). If you need to speak with a member of our office staff and missed them on campus, please feel free to send an email. We will be able to respond to messages promptly. A directory of our staff and email... Spring 2022 Return to Campus Read more >>

2021 Ezine Available Now

2021 DEPARTMENT EZINE Included in this year's issue: Profile on New Chair Dr. Grano Dr. Davis and Dr. Crane Analyze Impact of Trump in Politics Graduate Student Profile: Daviana Fraser & Mark Manning Creation of Shawn Long Center and more! 2021 Ezine Available Now Read more >>

Professor Shares Health Advocacy Strategies

Dr. Ashli Stokes, Professor in the Department of Communication Studies, presented as part of a recent US-Moldova Sharing Session, organized by UNC Charlotte’s Department of Public Health Sciences. During the session on Friday, Feb. 26, Dr. Stokes discussed effective advocacy strategies that lead to positive health changes. The presentation was provided to UNC Charlotte Public Health students... Professor Shares Health Advocacy Strategies Read more >>

Conference Accepts Student Thesis That Investigates a 'Hybrid Firestorm'

A Communication Studies honors student’s thesis on Covid-19 and online advocacy has been accepted at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research. The abstract for Olivia Lawless's honors thesis abstract explains how she is "investigating the role of the pandemic on social media engagement and advocacy in the Black Lives Matter movement. On a larger scale, she is examining an example of a... Conference Accepts Student Thesis That Investigates a 'Hybrid Firestorm' Read more >>

Honors Student Defends Thesis

Communication Studies Honors Student Timberly Southerland has successfully defended her Honors thesis, "The Politics Of Rhetorical Identification: A Critical Examination of Identification in Barack Obama’s 2008 Campaign Rhetoric." Timberly's advisor was Dr. Nance Riffe, and committee members were Dr. Jason Black and Dr. Ashli Stokes.   Click to learn more about the... Honors Student Defends Thesis Read more >>