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Endacott Wins International and National Dissertation Awards Multiple Awards Presented for Organizational Communication Research on Artificial Intelligence and Work Charlotte, NC: In May, 2022, the International Communication Association named Camille Endacott, Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at UNC Charlotte, winner of the W. Charles Redding Dissertation Award at their annual conference in […]

Five member of the Charlotte Speech Team traveled to Rome, Georgia on Oct. 29th to compete in their first in-person tournament of the year, the Berry College Autumn in the Mountains tournament. They had an incredible showing earning three tournament championships and Third Place in overall Team Sweepstakes! Individual results: Rhetorical Criticism: Champion, AJ Siegel […]

2022 Lloyd Rohler Career Teaching Award Presented by the Carolinas Communication Association Christine Salkin Davis, Professor of Communication Studies, has been awarded the 2022 Lloyd Rohler Career Teaching Award by the Carolinas Communication Association (CCA). The award recognizes continuing excellence in teaching and mentoring. “I’m really deeply honored to receive this award at the end […]

The department warmly welcomes Dr. Shanice Cameron as a tenure track Assistant Professor. Cameron recently defended her dissertation, Locating the Everyday: Black Women, Well-Being, and Digital Media. Shanice explains, “I examined how dominant health discourses limit Black women’s access and engagement with well-being practices (i.e., running, therapy, and veganism). Relying on aspects of netnography, I […]

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!

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 […]

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, […]

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 Communication Studies Honors Program.

Join us for a virtual open house for the M.A. program in Communication Studies at UNC Charlotte! The event will be held on Wednesday, December 16th from 2:00-3:00pm EST. The open house will be hosted by Dr. Erin Basinger, Graduate Program Director, and current graduate student, Brendi Bluitt. During the open house, they will overview […]

Update on Pass/No Credit election for Pre-Communication Studies courses Acceptance into the Communication Studies major requires a C or better in Comm 1101 Public Speaking, COMM 2100 Introduction to Communication Studies, and STAT 1220/1221/1222 Introduction to Statistics, as well as an overall GPA of 2.0 and proficiency at the Intermediate level of a Latin based […]

Two faculty members in the Department of Communication Studies edited the just-published The Personal Is Political: Body Politics in a Trump World. The book, edited by Professor Christine S. Davis and Associate Professor Jonathan Crane, gathers a diverse collection of scholars to document the ways in which marginalized peoples have experienced the Trump administration. Essays […]

Professor Ashli Stokes has joined the Counter’s series of first-person, personal accounts of the American eating experience during the Covid-19 pandemic — with her essay on the value of good, old-fashioned, Southern-style waffles. Dig in: For more from the series:

The Communication Studies community has been grieved and outraged over the recent racist events unfolding nationally. Over the past week, a diverse and inclusive ad hoc committee of the Communication Studies faculty crafted a Statement of Support for Racial Justice in response to these events. The statement is linked here and it includes comments of […]

The 2020 edition of our departments Ezine is now available! Included in this year’s issue: Dr. Black Explores Canadian Culture, Breaking Barriers for Transitioning Citizens, LEADS Program Enhances Students’ Education,Dr. Jiang Researches in Rio De Janeiro, Interview Fashion Show Workshop and much more!

As we monitor novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we are committed to supporting students, faculty and staff and ensuring that all students can fulfill their academic requirements as planned. LEARN MORE.

Attention communication majors with a 3.3 or higher GPA who want to sharpen their research skills or stand out in the job market or for graduate school: the Communication Studies Honors Program is open for applications. Requirements include: an overall GPA of 3.3 or higher as well as a 3.3 or higher in all Communication […]

Communication studies professor Margaret Quinlan and her research partner Bethany Johnson are exploring the challenges of modern motherhood and have been highlighted in a number of recent artciles. You can take at look at them at the following links: Academic Minute She Knows You’re Doing it Wrong

Assistant Professor Bibi Reisdorf is co-author on an article that discusses how knowledge about how algorithms work is unequally distributed among Americans — and how this may affect how people perceive the information they find through search engines. With her PhD student at Michigan State University, Kelley Cotter, Dr. Reisdorf has published “Algorithmic Knowledge Gaps: […]