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New battlefields

According to author David Patrikarakos, the scholarly work of Associate Professor of Communication and International Studies Matt Sienkiewicz greatly enhanced the intellectual rigor of his new book, War in 140 Characters: How Social Media Is Reshaping Conflict in the Twenty-First Century.  Covering … Continue reading

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Lessons from “SVU”

“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (SVU)” is a popular American police procedural television series, watched by fans in more than 30 countries. Boston College Communication Professor Lisa Cuklanz and co-author Sujata Moorti have written the first dedicated study of “SVU” … Continue reading

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Slow Transit

Communication Associate Professor of the Practice Michael C. Keith has published the short story collection Slow Transit (Cervena Barva Press, 2017). Keith is the author of the memoir The Next Better Place, as well as the novel Life is Falling Sideways and several short … Continue reading

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A new kind of propaganda war

The U.S. is fighting a new kind of propaganda war – one for the airwaves of the Middle East, according to The Other Air Force: U.S. Efforts to Reshape Middle Eastern Media Since 9/11 by Assistant Professor of Communication and International … Continue reading

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The Other Air Force

As it seeks to win the hearts and minds of citizens in the Muslim world, the United States has poured millions of dollars into local television and radio programming, hoping to generate pro-American currents on Middle Eastern airwaves. In his … Continue reading

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Christianity and the Culture Machine

Vincent F. Rocchio, a faculty member in the Communication Department, incorporates theories of media and cultural studies in his new book to examine why both Hollywood and the institutional Church have such difficulty speaking about, and promoting, egalitarianism, non-materialism, and pacifism in compelling ways. In … Continue reading

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Documenting Gendered Violence

Communication Professor Lisa Cuklanz is co-editor, along with Heather McIntosh, of Documenting Gendered Violence: Representations, Collaborations, and Movements (Bloomsbury, 2015), which explores the intersections of documentary and gendered violence. Contributors to the text investigate representations through grounded textual analyses of key films and videos, … Continue reading

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