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Communication Studies at UCLA innovates across disciplines, tackles the toughest questions, and brings some of the brightest minds in the world together to enrich and improve the world.
I am a psychologist intrigued by the transformative power of personal narratives in public discourse and in the lives of individuals.
I am a cognitive scientist interested broadly in the evolution of communication and social behavior.
I am a conversation analyst with an interest in fundamental structures of human interaction, as well as more specialized interactions implicated in journalism and political communication.
I am a media scholar dedicated to the systematic investigation of the psychological effects of mass mediated stereotypes.
I am an employment and entertainment attorney, legal commentator and international speaker on a myriad of business issues, and a scholar whose main academic focus is on free speech issues.
I use video to investigate the co-operative organization of human language and action, conversation, aphasia, and scientific practice.
I have been teaching Oral Communication and the Field Studies Internship class for the last forty years. I use a method, recursion, that I both studied and developed.
I am a scholar of political communication, and am particularly interested in partisan news and the impact of new technologies on communication.
I am an interdisciplinary evolutionary scientist interested in how evolution has shaped communication and the social mind.
I am a social psychologist interested in how cues in the face and body communicate social identities to observers.
I specialize in intercultural communication with an emphasis on the ability to communicate with those who are members of groups different from one’s own.
I am a Communication Studies scholar who uses the tools of rhetoric and critical theory to study questions that relate to ideology, propaganda and institutional power.
My academic focus has always been in speech education, and I feel strongly that speech education should be a part of every college curriculum.
I am an interdisciplinary social scientist who studies violence and conflict, including an emphasis on mass media effects.
I focus on teaching international students how to become accomplished speakers - in any country, under any condition and any circumstance.
I am an argumentation scholar who directs UCLA’s forensics program, studies the science and rhetoric of climate change, and teaches the power of effective storytelling.
I am a full-time teaching faculty member with expertise in research methodology, social networking, and learning through tv, film, and new media.
I study legal communication, persuasion, and mass media. I am also the founder of the UCLA Communication Studies Archive.
I am an international lawyer and am active in civic and cultural affairs, with an interest and expertise in how people communicate in order to achieve personal and community goals.
I study language acquisition, the neurobiology of language, the neurobiology of learning, the evolution of language, evolutionary psychology, and evolutionary biology.
How do we learn from mass media? I research how people use the multimodal information in mass media to form complex and integrated models of reality, using language, images, gesture, and emotion.
I study mass media effects, media and culture, and new communications technologies.
I study campaigns and elections with an emphasis on messaging and strategy.
My research is on how art and culture communicates social and political ideas. My recent work addresses African American art, film, and politics.
As an organizational communication scholar, my focus is in investigating critical theory and the intersections of race, class and gender.