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.

Marya Doerfel Named Chair of SC&I’s Communication Department

Doerfel’s work focuses on how organizations build and sustain relationships across sectors during and after environmental disasters, and much of her field research takes place in areas where environmental conditions disrupt interorganizational networks, and thus entire communities.

Are Media Beneficial or Harmful to Children? Potentially Both, According to Findings in a New Routledge Handbook

Being knowledgeable and proactive about children’s media practices to maximize the media’s benefits and minimize their negative potential, is a key conclusion of a new 58-chapter volume of cutting-edge scholarship in the field of children, adolescents, and media, edited by SC&I’s Incoming Interim Dean and Distinguished Professor of Journalism and Media Studies Dafna Lemish.

A Case for Including Academic Immigrants in DEI Discussions

Concerns and issues faced by scholars from other countries who live and work in the U.S. are often left out of conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion, to the detriment of both the scholars and their academic institutions, according to a new study by Associate Dean for Programs and Distinguished Professor of Journalism and Media Studies Dafna Lemish.

Understanding the Recent Rise of Fascism in America

The goal of his new book, Professor of Journalism and Media Studies Jack Bratich said, is “to inspire a rethinking of what fascism is, how it’s embedded in culture, and where and when fascism takes root.”

Four New Faculty Members to Join SC&I in Fall 2022

Two of the four new faculty members will join SC&I’s Communication Department, one will join the Journalism and Media Studies Department, and one will join the Library and Information Science Department.