Spend Summer With Us!

Join UW COM in Summer 2024 for more than two dozen thought provoking communication courses. This summer the Department of Communication will offer a broad spectrum of courses from world class professors, including introduction to communication, public speaking, rhetoric, interpersonal communication, audio storytelling, and courses at the intersection of technology, history, ethics, law, writing, and … Read More

A lasting legacy: Honoring Communication alumna Kay Tomita Hashimoto

Born and raised in Washington, Kay Hashimoto (BA, journalism, 1952) dreamt of becoming a journalist, setting her sights on UW as the place to realize that dream. After graduating high school in 1946, Kay worked for two years to earn the money she needed for tuition and to help her family get back on their … Read More

Raising the (Sustainable) Roof

Sometimes an idea takes hold and won’t let go. For University of Washington alum Alexa Bednarz, that idea was a carbon-neutral building product that could potentially benefit millions of people worldwide. Turning that idea into a reality has been a journey and a challenge. Bednarz (BA, Communication, 2012) is the founder of Eco-Shelter Inc. The … 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

Covert Influence: How Undisclosed Election Campaigns on Digital Media Steal American Democracy

ABOUT THE EVENT Do digital platforms function as stealth media, a system that enables the deliberate operations of undisclosed political campaigns’ imperceptible targeting and furtive messaging? What impact do such political disinformation campaigns make in the elections? By utilizing a user-based, real-time ad tracking tool and “reverse engineering” techniques, independent from digital platforms, Kim’s research … Read More

Welcome Back!

Welcome Back, Huskies! The faculty and staff of the Department of Communication welcome you back to campus! We are all so impressed by your resilience and grateful for your compassion over these many months. The power of ethical, inclusive, and effective Communication has been brought into sharp focus during this time, and we are delighted … 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

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Devon Geary Receives UW’s Excellence in Teaching Award

The Department of Communication is delighted to announce that our graduate student and doctoral candidate, Devon Geary, has received the University of Washington’s 2021 Excellence in Teaching Award. The Excellence in Teaching Awards were created to recognize the contributions of graduate student instructors to the scholarship of teaching and learning. Graduate instructors enrich the classroom … 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