Reconnecting at the 2022 WSCA Convention

Last month, communication studies scholars were excited to gather from around the region for their first in-person Western States Communication Association (WSCA) annual convention since the COVID-19 pandemic began. They met up in Portland, Oregon, where CSU hosted a special reception for graduate students, faculty, and alumni one night to celebrate.  Many of our faculty […]

New seminar: Teaching Northern Colorado’s LGBTQ+ Past in the K-12 Classroom

2022 Carl A. Bimson Humanities Seminar Program Award CSU Associate Professor and Director of Public Speaking Thomas R. Dunn was recently granted the 2022 Carl A. Bimson Humanities Seminar Award from the College of Liberal Arts for his work with the Queer Memory Project of Northern Colorado. This competitive award provides $15,000 to support a […]

“Shielding Democracy from Putin’s S/Words”

Julia Khrebtan-Hörhager’s article published in Field Studies Associate Professor Julia Khrebtan-Hörhager has published the essay “Shielding Democracy from Putin’s S/Words” in the National Communication Association’s Field Studies series. Excerpt: During the Cold War, Soviet Russia employed self-glorifying rhetoric to create a master narrative that was used to justify expanding Soviet hegemony and communism. Having previously […]

“Listening skills in dementia care”

Elizabeth Parks and Bentley Porterfield-Finn’s article published in Communication & Medicine Assistant Professor Elizabeth Parks and recent MA in Communication Studies graduate Bentley Porterfield-Finn have published the essay “Listening skills in dementia care: Cultivating a more inclusive conceptualization of active listening verbal processes” in Communication & Medicine: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Healthcare, Ethics and Society. […]

“How Joe Rogan became podcasting’s Goliath”

This article by Nick Marx originally appeared in The Conversation. Editor’s note: Nick Marx, Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies at Colorado State University, and Matt Sienkiewicz, Associate Professor of Communication and International Studies, Boston College, wrote this piece for The Conversation in February 2022. Colorado State is a contributing institution to The Conversation, an […]

Crossing national borders to bolster democratic engagement through film and media

The full story originally appeared and can be found in CSU’s College of Liberal Arts Magazine. A number of Korean films have enjoyed crossover success in the U.S. and Europe over the past few years, and this fall the South Korean series Squid Game became Netflix’s “‘biggest ever’ series launch,” according to CNN.  Hye Seung […]

“The Case for Principled Impartiality in a Hyper-partisan World”

Professor Martín Carcasson essay published in National Civic Review Professor Martín Carcasson, also the founder and director of the Center for Public Deliberation, has published the essay “The Case for Principled Impartiality in a Hyper-partisan World” in National Civic Review. Built on Carcasson’s work with students and community members constructing communication practices that sustain democracy, […]

“A Rupture in the Courtroom”

Professor Katie Gibson article published in Women’s Studies in Communication Professor Katie Gibson has published the article “A Rupture in the Courtroom: Collective Rhetoric, Survivor Speech, and the Subversive Limits of the Victim Impact Statement” in Women’s Studies in Communication. As the U.S. Supreme Court deliberates what may be its most consequential decision for women’s […]

Professor Hye Seung Chung weighs in on popular ‘Squid Game’ Netflix show

Hye Seung Chung interviewed by CBS Denver on popular South Korean Netflix show Squid Game This year, a South Korean TV show reached the number one spot for Netflix in nearly 100 countries, including the U.S.—Squid Game. Chung told CBS that “media has been been considered a very important tool for political enlightenment or political […]