In a liberal arts curricular context, our students learn to systematically explain, critically think about, and knowledgably engage in the broad spectrum of communication, media and cultural practices. We aim to graduate students who are informed, ethical communicators; reflective creators and makers of media and culture. Our students use theory, history, and experiential learning to make a positive, lasting impact on our world.  

At a lively intersection of overlapping fields, our teaching is informed by cutting edge research on journalism, multimedia storytelling, and film; advertising, marketing, branding, and PR; anthropology, development, advocacy, and politics; history, ethics, economics, and law. Our professors guide students through the nuances of evolving and hybrid cultures, in the context of globalization and its discontents. Our approach to communication, media and culture is resolutely comparative. It is rigorously academic as well as practical. Students develop strong analytical, reasoning, written and verbal skills. They become empathetic and ethical listeners as well as efficient and effective persuaders. 

The department offers four majors and six minors. The majors are Global Communications, Journalism, Film, and Communication and Public Affairs (to launch in 2020–21). The minors are Anthropology, Fashion Studies, Global Communications, Film, Journalism and Political Communication. The department frequently hosts colloquiums and invited speakers from the world of research, business, politics, and creative industries.  

Faculty

  • Tanveer Ahmed

    Junior Lecturer

  • Nadia Albertini

    Senior Lecturer

  • Fatima Aziz

    Assistant Professor

  • Michael Behnke

    Assistant Professor

  • Emre Caglayan

    Assistant Professor, Program Coordinator for Film Studies

  • Isabelle Carbonell

    Assistant Professor

  • Marine Chaleroux

    Junior Lecturer

  • Waddick Doyle

    Professor, Program Director, MSc in Strategic Brand Management

  • Tanya Elder

    Assistant Professor, Program Director, MA in Global Communications

  • Jessica Feldman

    Assistant Professor

  • Marc Feustel

    Lecturer

  • Matthew Fraser

    Associate Professor

  • Chloé Galibert-lainé

    Assistant Professor of Film Studies

  • Tatiana Grigorenko

    Assistant Professor

  • Natalie Handel

    Lecturer

  • Jayson Harsin

    Associate Professor

  • Jurgen Hecker

    Instructor, Program Coordinator for Journalism

  • Marlowe Hood

    Senior Lecturer

  • Yudhishthir Raj Isar

    Senior Lecturer

  • Youna Kim

    Professor

  • Sophie Kurkdjian

    Assistant Professor

  • Justin Mcguinness

    Associate Professor

  • Saadia Mirza

    Junior Lecturer

  • Sanem Odabasi

    Lecturer

  • Sarah Ohana

    Lecturer

  • Noemie Oxley

    Assistant Professor

  • Robert Payne

    Professor, Department Chair – Communication, Media and Culture

  • Claudia Roda

    Professor, Program Director, MSc in Human Rights and Data Science

  • Guglielmo Scafirimuto

    Lecturer

  • Christy Shields

    Associate Professor

  • Renate Stauss

    Assistant Professor, Program Coordinator for Fashion Studies

  • Georgi Stojanov

    Professor

  • Charles Talcott

    Associate Professor

  • Willem Van Der Horst

    Lecturer

Faculty Emeriti

  • Peter Barnet

    Associate Professor Emeritus of Communications

  • James Bittermann

    Associate Professor Emeritus of Global Communications

  • Jerome Charyn

    Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Film Studies

  • Alice Craven

    Professor Emerita of Comparative Literature and Film Studies

  • Julie Thomas

    Associate Professor Emerita of Global Communications