The Truth About Public Speaking

You’re about to give a presentation for a class or a job. As you head to the front of the room, you feel everyone’s eyes on you. Your heart races. Your hands turn clammy. You wonder why you agreed to this. When you open your mouth to speak, you pray your voice won’t tremble, betraying … Read More

Where Media And Politics Meet

Where do you seek information about politics and elections? Have your sources changed over time? In this roundtable, three faculty in the UW Department of Communication — Adrienne Russell, Matthew Powers, and Patricia Moy — talk with Perspectives editor Nancy Joseph about the role of media in creating an informed public. Russell and Powers are co-directors of … Read More

UW Communication at NCA

The National Communication Association, one of our discipline’s largest scholarly organizations, will be convening this month in Maryland and UW Communication will be there in force. If you plan to be at NCA this year, be sure to connect with us! UW Communication scholar presentations: Leah Ceccarelli: panelist on “Urgent, Precarious, and Impure: Rhetoric and … Read More

Public Speaking goes virtual on Coursera

UW Communication professor Matt McGarrity developed a new virtual reality public speaking experience for his popular Introduction to Public Speaking course on Coursera, the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platform. The result of over a year of intense development with Coursera, Meta, and educational VR developer, Sweet Rush, this new feature is designed to help … Read More

CCDE launches Health Equity Action Lab

The Center for Communication, Difference, and Equity (CCDE) this spring launched its Health Equity Action Lab (HEAL), a new initiative that aims to support and showcase community-based research in the arena of health equity and to provide a platform for research that examines the accessibility of health resources. Dr. Carmen Gonzalez, a UW Communication faculty … Read More

Kirsten Foot’s Team Produced a Toolkit for Journalism on Human Trafficking

Dr. Kirsten Foot, the Dart Endowed Professor of Trauma, Journalism, and Communication, has released an open-access Toolkit for Hope-Based and Solutions-Oriented Journalism on Human Trafficking. Dr. Foot co-produced the Toolkit with Deborah Pembrook, Sharan Dhanoa, and Dr. Nicole Dahmen, with contributions from Department members Meg Spratt and Tommy Ferguson, as well as journalists, human trafficking … Read More

Ralina Joseph Awarded Landolt Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award

We congratulate Dr. Ralina Joseph, 2022 recipient of the Marsha L. Landolt Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award! Each year, The Graduate School, with assistance from the President’s Office, sponsors this award honoring outstanding mentoring of graduate students by faculty. Students and faculty across campus can agree that Dr. Joseph embodies the qualities of an outstanding mentor. … Read More

UW Com Welcomes Assistant Professor Dr. Timeka Tounsel

Dr. Timeka Tounsel will join our faculty in Autumn 2022. Dr. Tounsel’s research and teaching examines Black (digital) popular culture, audience studies, and feminist media studies. Specifically, her research considers the stories that mass media tell about Black women, how Black women imagine themselves, and the consequences of these narratives. Dr. Tounsel’s book, Branding Black … Read More

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Kristina Scharp Receives 2021 ICA Early Career Scholar Award

At the 71st Annual International Communication Association (ICA) Conference, Assistant Professor Kristina Scharp won the prestigious Early Career Scholar Award. The award honors a scholar no more than seven years past receipt of the Ph.D. for a body of work that has contributed to knowledge of the field of communication and shows promise for continued … Read More

Carmen Gonzalez Receives UW Population Health Initiative Grant

In March 2021, Assistant Professor Carmen Gonzalez received one of eight pilot research grant awards from the University of Washington Population Health Initiative. The total value of these awards is roughly $530,000. Dr. Gonzalez is Co-Principal Investigator for the Bi-directional Research Digital Engagement (BRIDGE) project, with Dr. Nathalia Jimenez, research director of the Latino Center … Read More