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Mohan Ambikaipaker discusses his article “Music Videos and the ‘War on Terror’ in Britain: Benjamin Zephaniah’s Infrapolitical Blackness in Rong Radio”

Listen to the podcast on globalmediacultures.org. Global Media Cultures Podcast, October 28, 2021.

Mauro Porto: Whiteness and the rise of the far right in Brazil Affirmative action and middle-class backlash in the newsmagazine Veja.

Sponsored by Northwestern University’s Center for Latinx Digital Media, October 21, 2021.

Ferruh Yilmaz at IAMCR

Ferruh Yilmaz Keynote Plenary Session at the IAMCR

International Association for Media and Communication Research conference on July 12, 2021

Toby Miller Were the Colombian Mercenaries Fall Guys Hired in an Inside Job to Assassinate Moise?

Background Briefing with Ian Masters, July 11, 2021

Mauro Porto: Whiteness, middle class resentment, and conservative revolt in Brazil Gender, class, and race in the telenovela Cheias de Charme

Sponsored by the New Mexico State University’s Center for Latin American & Border Studies, February 24, 2021.

Student Awards

Clara Lang, Ashton Phelps Award Recipient

The Ashton Phelps Award

Clara Lang is the Communication Department’s 2022 Ashton Phelps Sr. Memorial Award Recipient. This award is given on recommendation of the faculty for excellence in communication studies.

Clara Lang is a senior from Lake Charles, LA. She will be graduating Summa Cum Laude from Tulane with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Political Science, as well as a minor in Psychology. During her time at Tulane, Clara was elected as the Vice-President of Philanthropy on the Panhellenic Executive Council and as the Service Director for Kappa Alpha Theta. After graduating, she plans to attend Tulane Law School where she will continue her passion for service and communication.

Congratulations Clara! We are happy to recognize your exceptional record of excellence both in and out of the classroom, and we wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.

2021 Recipient, Victoria Jordan

Avery Anderson, N. Frank Ukadike Award for Excellence in Media Studies

N. Frank Ukadike Award for Excellence in Media Studies

Avery Anderson is the 2022 recipient of the “N. Frank Ukadike Award for Excellence in Media Studies” This award is given to students based on the recommendation of the faculty for excellence in Communication and Media Studies.

Avery Anderson is an English and Communications major from Jackson, Mississippi. As an avid reader and pop culture fanatic, she is interested in exploring the intersection between identity and iconography. She has pursued these interests in her senior Honors Thesis, analyzing American icon Bruce Springsteen through the lens of his LGBTQ+ fans and their fanzines. Outside of the classroom, Avery has honed her writing skills as an arts and culture editor for both The Tulane Hullabaloo and ViaNolaVie and as a grant writer for Fund 17, a local nonprofit. She is currently working as a content specialist at Online Optimism, a boutique digital marketing agency, and will continue to pursue content marketing post-graduation.

Congratulations Avery! We are happy to recognize your exceptional record of excellence both in and out of the classroom, and we wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.

2021 Recipient, Natalie Holderbaum

Lance Brunson, The Glendy Burke Medal in Communication

The Glendy Burke Medal in Communication

Lance Brunson is our 2022 Glendy Burke Medal in Communication Award Recipient. This award is given to the student who best combines academic performance and contributes to the community in the field of communication.

Lance Brunson is a senior from Mobile, AL. He will be graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Anthropology. As a student, Lance has served as the president of Green Wave Ambassadors and Green Envy A Cappella, and he has held numerous leadership positions centered around the First-Year Experience. Upon graduation, Lance will head overseas to teach English in French secondary schools.

Congratulations Lance! We are happy to recognize your exceptional record of excellence both in and out of the classroom, and we wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.

2021 Recipient, Juan Alejandro Olarte-Cortés

Communication & Film Studies at the School of Liberal Arts Open House

On Thursday, August 19, 2021, the School of Liberal Arts held its annual Open House to showcase department and program offerings to new students.

All 36 departments and 19 programs spanning the humanities, social sciences, and fine & performing arts had their own branded table within the Kendall Cram and Qatar rooms of the LBC, allowing a few faculty members to sit at each and engage with students about their respective offerings and upcoming courses.

It was a day of excited conversation and future planning, with spirited school swag, info about upcoming events, and brochures to help guide students in their educational pursuits—and plenty of treats and refreshments.

The Department of Communication was an integral part of this event, and shared information with potential students about all the department has to offer to students interested in Communication, as well as Film Studies.

Representing the department were Professor Ana M. López, the Department Chair and Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs, Assistant Prof. Eric D. Herhuth, the Film Studies Director, Associate Prof. Jerome P. Dent, and Visiting Associate Prof. Liam Olson-Mayes.

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