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CMST/CMA Hiring Digital Media Scholar who Studies Climate Change or AI

Sep. 14, 2022—Description DIGITAL MEDIA CULTURES: The Department of Communication Studies and the Department of Cinema & Media Arts at Vanderbilt University seek a joint-appointed scholar at the rank of Assistant Professor, on the tenure-track, beginning Fall 2023. Qualifications The successful candidate should possess an emerging scholarly profile in the humanistic study of digital media cultures with...

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Dr. Bohyeong Kim Named Dean’s Faculty Fellow

Aug. 22, 2022—Dr. Bohyeong Kim has been named a Dean’s Faculty Fellow by the Vanderbilt College of Arts and Science. The Dean’s Faculty Fellows Program launched in 2018 to support untenured faculty in their research, scholarship, and creative expression. Faculty are selected because of their scholarly accomplishments and the promise they show to make an impact in...

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Communication Studies Sponsors Roxane Gay Keynote at RSA

Aug. 22, 2022—The Department of Communication Studies was proud to sponsor Dr. Roxane Gay’s keynote address at the Rhetoric Society of America’s 20th Biennial Conference in Baltimore. Dr. Gay is trained as a rhetorician and is best known for her popular books, Bad Feminist, Difficult Women, and Hunger. She is also a contributing writer to the New...

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VU Debate Travels to Paris and Helsinki for Tournaments

Aug. 7, 2022—Vanderbilt Debate this summer traveled to Paris, France and Helsinki, Finland. In Paris, Vanderbilt competed in the Transatlantic Dialogues on climate change. Arguing for increasing investments in sponge cities, the team finished in second place. The team also had the opportunity to explore Paris, including trips to Versailles, The Louvre, and the Paris Opera. In...

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Dr. Claire King Discusses Lopez/Affleck Wedding with the Washington Post

Jul. 18, 2022—Professor Claire King was quoted in a Washington Post article about Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck’s recent wedding. You can read the story here.

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Dr. Jeff Bennett Discusses the Insulin Pump on The Futures Archive Podcast

Jul. 11, 2022—Dr. Jeff Bennett appeared on Design Observer‘s podcast “The Futures Archive” to discuss innovations surrounding the insulin pump. The episode explores how acts of care get “designed into our everyday lives — beyond medical procedures and technology, into our relationships, our schedules, our lives.” You can listen to the episode here.

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Communication Studies Sponsors Roxane Gay Keynote at RSA

Jun. 5, 2022—The Department of Communication Studies was proud to sponsor Dr. Roxane Gay’s keynote address at the Rhetoric Society of America’s 20th Biennial Conference in Baltimore. Dr. Gay is trained as a rhetorician and is best known for her popular books, Bad Feminist, Difficult Women, and Hunger. She is also a contributing writer to the New...

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Dr. Claire King Discusses Celebrity Parasocial Relationships on WSMV’s Openline

May. 18, 2022—Dr. Claire King appeared on the WSMV program Openline with Rhori Johnston to discuss parasocial relationships and cultural fascination with celebrities, including the recent interest in the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trial. See the entire interview at the link below. Dr. Claire King on Celebrity Parasocial Relationships

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Congrats to the Spring 2022 Houston Symposium Winners!

Apr. 28, 2022—The Department of Communication Studies hosted its biannual Houston Symposium on Wednesday, April 27. Senior Andres Hernandez took first place with his critique of the attention economy. Senior Blair McDonald placed second for her speech on prison recidivism in Tennessee. And sophomore Payton Frankiewicz placed third for her presentation about sexual assault reporting on campus....

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Spring 2022 Houston Symposium

Apr. 19, 2022—The Department of Communication Studies invites you to the Spring 2022 Houston Symposium on Wednesday, April 27, from 6-8 p.m. in the Commons Multipurpose Room (235/237). Students enrolled in our Media Studio course will present research that they’ve conducted throughout the semester. The first hour will be dedicated to interacting with students and engaging their...

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