Research News

Scholars at the School of Communication and Information take an interdisciplinary approach to research that spans the fields of information science, library studies, communication, journalism and media studies.

Youngrim Kim Named the Recipient of a 2022 ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award by the University of Michigan

An Assistant Professor of Journalism and Media Studies at SC&I, Kim said her dissertation, which she earned from the University of Michigan in 2022, “examines the politics surrounding state-initiated digital health platforms that are built to manage global health crises, through the case study of two infectious disease outbreaks in South Korea: the 2015 MERS Epidemic and COVID-19.”

Melissa Aronczyk Elected Director of the Ph.D. Program at SC&I

An Associate Professor of Journalism and Media Studies, Aronczyk’s research and teaching address issues related to media and political communication; media theory; critical methodologies; promotional cultures; and writing as craft and as profession.