Communication Studies

Department of Communication Studies News

The latest faculty, staff, and student news for the Department of Communication Studies. For College news and upcoming events, visit the News & Events section.

  • 9/11 vigil

    Alumni, students remember 9/11

    More than 100 people from Emerson and the Boston community gathered at the Gazebo of the Boston Common on Friday evening, September 11, to remember the lives of those lost on September 11, 2011, in an annual vigil hosted by Sonia Tita Puopolo ’96, MA ’97; Communication Studies Chair Gregory Payne; Emerson’s Communication, Politics, and Law Association (CPLA); and Sandra and John Talanian.

  • Maria Toru

    Toru, MA '16, reflects on Rosarito, Mexico experience

    Maria Toru, MA ’16, has an enthusiastic look on the new academic year. Fresh off her summer studying in Emerson’s Rosarito Public Diplomacy Workshop, which brings students to Emerson College Los Angeles and Rosarito, Mexico, the graduate student called it “an amazing, amazing cultural exchange and experience.”

  • Tom Brady

    Brady, Trump focus of Emerson poll

    A poll released September 9 by the Emerson College Polling Society shows that Americans are split on the New England Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady amid the “Deflategate” scandal in a survey that asked respondents about sports and politics.

  • Vincent Raynauld

    Raynauld on CBC Radio on family history in elections

    Vincent Raynauld, assistant professor in Communication Studies, participated in an August 19 discussion on CBC Radio in Canada about the history of politicians mentioning their family histories in their campaigns.

  • StartUp Institute Program Team

    Emerson to Host Startup Institute’s Talent Expo

    On Thursday, August 13, more than 40 individuals who recently completed Startup Institute’s eight-week course geared toward entrepreneurial-minded professionals, will have 60 seconds each to “pitch” themselves to an audience of Boston-area founders, company leadership, and hiring managers. Presentations will take place from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Paramount Center, including time for networking after the pitches.

  • Taylor Smith '15

    Smith '15 becoming teacher in Iraq

    Taylor Smith ’15 said her recent decision to work abroad was not a surprise to anyone, but eyebrows were raised when she revealed the location. She’s moving to Iraq to become a teacher at an international school.

  • ADA logo

    Emerson celebrating 25th ADA anniversary

    Emerson’s Disabilities Services Office and FACE Lab will be hosting informational tables at the 25th anniversary celebration of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on Boston Common on Wednesday, July 22, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. 

  • Vincent Raynauld

    $62k grant studies social media for political action

    Vincent Raynauld, assistant professor in Communication Studies, has been awarded a $62,000 grant by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) for a research project titled The #Idlenomore Factor: Characterizing Twitter’s Effect on Canadian Aboriginal Civic Engagement.