Research Overview

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The Department of Culture and Communication houses many vibrant scholarly interests. Although all faculty work on their own private projects, what makes the research culture in the department truly distinct is the amount of collaborative work across disciplines. For example, faculty in modern language, communication, and sociology worked together on two books on the media coverage of the Iraq war. Similarly, sociologists, anthropologists, criminologists and communication scholars collaborated on a project involving cyberspace and electronic communication. Among the topics studied are networks, conversational styles, educational practices, the political process and languages and their cultures. The following is a sampling of research interests in the department.

  • Religion and morality
  • Sports and music
  • Nanotechnology
  • Diasporic communities
  • Political communication
  • Computer crime and internet security
  • Computer-assisted communication

To learn more about research projects and interests in the department of Culture and Communication, please visit the faculty profile pages »