The UCLA Department of Communication Studies is an interdisciplinary group of scholars interested in communication at many levels of analysis, including digital and mass media, political communication, and interpersonal social interaction.
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 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 use video to investigate the co-operative organization of human language and action, conversation, aphasia, and scientific practice.
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.
My research examines political communication, party strategy, voter behavior, and electoral competition both in the U.S. and in advanced parliamentary democracies.
I am a mathematical and computational modeler interested in social networks, social influence, and collective intelligence.
I am an interdisciplinary social scientist who studies violence and conflict, including an emphasis on mass media effects.
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 campaigns and elections with an emphasis on messaging and strategy.