Author: Michelle Amazeen

Student Spotlight: Jessy (Jiaxin) Wang on Exploring Media Psychology

By Violet Li Jessy Wang, a committed Ph.D. student in Emerging Media Studies, explores the intricate relationship between media psychology, mental health, and human-computer interaction, with a specific focus on the cognitive effects of emerging media. Recently, they engaged in a detailed discussion with Violet Li, a Communication Assistant at the Communication Research Center, to […]

Student Spotlight: James Crissman on What It Takes to Enter Academic Research

By Violet Li James Crissman is a PhD student focused on visual communications, information accessibility and governance, misinformation, and algorithmic injustice. Recently, Alyssa Hance, the Research Assistant from Communication Research Center, interviewed him where he shared insights on his visual communication research. This conversation shed light on his academic journey, how he balances rigorous research […]

Letter From The Director: September 2023

By: Michelle Amazeen Welcome to the Fall 2023 Semester! With the start of the academic year, I’d like to welcome you to the fall 2023 semester and share some information about the CRC. First established at Boston University in 1959, the CRC serves to support its fellows as thought leaders who advance communication-related theory and […]

Letter from the Director: July 2023

By: Michelle Amazeen Speaking Out: Then They Came for the Academics… During my spring 2023 research sabbatical, I have continued my studies of disinformation. While having the time, resources, and support to focus exclusively on research is an increasingly rare privilege in academia, as I prepared to return as COM’s Director of the Communication Research […]

Letter from the Director: December 2022

By: Michelle Amazeen As the Fall 2022 semester wraps up, there is an impressive number of new faces and activities at the CRC to reflect on. We welcomed four new faculty research fellows: Dr. Nivea Cannali Bona, Lecturer, Media Science; Dr. Katy Coduto, Assistant Professor, Media Science; Dr. Pablo Miño, Assistant Professor, Public Relations, and […]

Letter from the Director: October 2022

AI: Cause to Rejoice or Frankenstein-like Foreboding? Artificial intelligence (or AI) has moved from science fiction to mainstream computer science. No longer is it simply the lore of Frankenstein-like creations but rather something that people use in their everyday lives. For instance, web searches using Google rely upon AI. So do the recommendation systems in […]

Letter from the Director: September 2022

Back-to-School! Welcome to the Fall 2022 semester at COM’s Communication Research Center! As our fellows embark on another academic year, generating new knowledge through research and theory building, the CRC continues to facilitate these efforts to address society’s communication-related challenges. Given Boston University’s commitment to involving students in research, the CRC will once again administer […]