The Communication Department is a community of scholars, staff and students engaged in studying and producing communication for the common good.

Together, we seek to model leadership and foster collaboration by encouraging:

  • critical understanding of the human communication process and contemporary media
  • applied skills in interpersonal and mediated communication
  • social engagement and ethical reasoning about all forms of communication
  • commitment to service to our university, the discipline, our communities and global society
  • integration of theory and practice in our teaching, learning, research, creative work and service

We value the development of the whole person: the mind, the voice, the heart, the spirit. We are committed to understanding and advancing social justice. For us, this involves embracing the diversity of cultures, beliefs and experiences in our increasingly interconnected world. It also includes exploring inequities of communicative power and resources, addressing their causes, and imagining their remedies.

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Submissions from 2017

Authoring: Telling a research story, Laura L. Ellingson

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Realistically ever after: Disrupting dominant cancer narratives within cancer advocacy organizations, Laura L. Ellingson

Submissions from 2016

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A Conversation with Jane J. Mansbridge and Martha McCoy, Carolyne Abdullah, Christopher F. Karpowitz, and Chad Raphael

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Affinity Groups, Enclave Deliberation, and Equity, Carolyne Abdullah, Christopher F. Karpowitz, and Chad Raphael

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Equality and Equity in Deliberation: Introduction to the Special Issue, Carolyne Abdullah, Christopher F. Karpowitz, and Chad Raphael

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Equity and Inclusion in Online Community Forums: An Interview with Steven Clift, Carolyne Abdullah, Christopher F. Karpowitz, and Chad Raphael

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Equity in School Forums: An Interview with John Landesman, Carolyne Abdullah, Christopher F. Karpowitz, and Chad Raphael

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How do presence, flow, and character identification affect players’ empathy and interest in learning from a serious computer game?, Christine Bachen, Pedro F. Hernández-Ramos, Chad Raphael, and Amanda Waldron

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Pictures, patience, and practicalities: Lessons learned from using photovoice in applied communication contexts, Laura L. Ellingson

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Ideals of Inclusion in Deliberation, Christopher F. Karpowitz and Chad Raphael

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Beyond the “Digital Divide:” The Computer Girls of Seelampur, Sreela Sarkar

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Passionate Producers: Corporate Interventions in Expanding the Promise of the Information Society, Sreela Sarkar

Submissions from 2015

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Civic play and civic gaps: Can life simulation games advance educational equity?, Christine Bachen, Pedro F. Hernández-Ramos, Chad Raphael, and Amanda Waldron

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“Kind, sensitive, and above all honest”: Long-term cancer survivors’ quality of life and self-advocacy, Kristian G.E. Borofka, Justin P. Boren, and Laura L. Ellingson

The future of activism for electronics workers, Chad Raphael and Ted Smith

Health and safety policies for electronics workers, Ted Smith and Chad Raphael

Submissions from 2014

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The Relationships between Co-Rumination, Social Support, Stress, and Burnout among Working Adults, Justin P. Boren

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Communicatively Restricted Organizational Stress (CROS) I: Conceptualization and Overview, Justin P. Boren and Alice E. Veksler

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“The truth must dazzle gradually”: Enriching relationship research using a crystallization framework, Laura L. Ellingson

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Grounded Theory, Laura L. Ellingson and Kristian G.E. Borofka

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Introduction to Deliberation, democracy, and civic forums: Improving equality and publicity, Chad Raphael and Christopher F. Karpowitz

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Remaking the “World-Class City”: The Commonwealth Games as media Event in ‘Emerging India.’, Sreela Sarkar

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The “Other” Women in Family Life: Recognizing the Significance of Aunt/Niece/Nephew Communication, Patricia J. Sotirin and Laura L. Ellingson

Submissions from 2013

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Co-rumination Partially Mediates the Relationship between Social Support and Emotional Exhaustion among Graduate Students, Justin P. Boren

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Examining the Relationships among Peer Resentment Messages Overheard, State Guilt, and Employees' Perceived Ability to Use Work/Family Policies, Justin P. Boren and Shannon L. Johnson

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Entrepreneurial Justice: The New Spirit of Capitalism in Emerging India, Paula Chakravartty and Sreela Sarkar

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Good publicity: The legitimacy of public communication of deliberation, Chad Raphael and Christopher F. Karpowitz

Submissions from 2012

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Simulating REAL LIVES: Promoting global empathy and interest in learning through simulation games, Christine Bachen, Pedro F. Hernández-Ramos, and Chad Raphael

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An Exploratory Study of Communicatively-Restricted Organizational Stress (CROS) II: Associations with Organizational Stress and Elevated Cholesterol, Justin P. Boren and Alice E. Veksler

Interviewing as embodied communication, Laura L. Ellingson

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Beyond the research/service dichotomy: Claiming ALL research products for hiring, evaluation, tenure, and promotion., Laura L. Ellingson and Margaret M. Quinlan

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Flow and cooperative learning in civic game play, Chad Raphael, Christine Bachen, and Pedro F. Hernández-Ramos

Submissions from 2011

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Social flow and learning in digital games: A conceptual model and research agenda, Christine Bachen and Chad Raphael

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The Impact of an Enacted Social Support Training Intervention on Worklife Interaction and Stress in a Sample of Working Adults, Justin P. Boren and Jess K. Alberts

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A Decade of Research Exploring Biology and Communication, Justin P. Boren and Alice E. Veksler

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Some Things are Better Left Not Unsaid: An Exploratory Study of the Communicatively-Restricted Organizational Stressor, Justin P. Boren and Alice E. Veksler

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The Poetics of Professionalism Among Dialysis Technicians, Laura L. Ellingson

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Performing Mythic Identity:An Analysis and Critiqueof “The Ethnogs”, Nick Trujillo, Bob Krizek, Patty Sotirin, Laura L. Ellingson, Melanie Bailey Mills, Shirley Drew, and Chris Poulos

Submissions from 2010

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Games for civic learning: A conceptual framework and agenda for research and design, Chad Raphael, Christine Bachen, Kathleen-M. Lynn, Jessica Baldwin-Philippi, and Kristen A. McKee

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Women at Work and Home: New Technologies and Labor among Minority Women in Seelampur, Sreela Sarkar

Submissions from 2009

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Kissing in Marital and Cohabiting Relationships: Effects on Blood Lipids, Stress, and Relationship Satisfaction, Justin P. Boren, Kory Floyd, Annegret F. Hannawa, Colin Hesse, Breanna McEwan, and Alice E. Veksler

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The Influence of Being "Out" on Perceptions of Managerial Credibility and Positive Affect, Justin P. Boren and Mary B. McPherson

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Leadership in alternative organizing processes: Invitational and dramaturgical leadership, Patrice M. Buzzanell, Laura L. Ellingson, Christina Silvio, Vicki Pasch, Brenna Dale, Greg Mauro, Erin Smith, Neil Weir, and Couna Martin

“Do we need to make it look good?”: Form, function, and femininity for women with disabilities, Laura L. Ellingson

Ethnography in applied communication research, Laura L. Ellingson

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Salvaging, Surrendering, and Saying Goodbye to My Leg, Laura L. Ellingson

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Spirituality within the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment Process, Laura L. Ellingson

Mentoring relationships: Creating a future for qualitative inquiry, C. Ellis, T. Adams, Laura L. Ellingson, A. Bochner, N. Denzin, A. Durham, D. S. Madison, R. Alexander, R. Pelias, N. Defenbaugh, and L. Richardson

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The poetic is political….and other notes on engaged scholarship, Lynn M. Harter, Laura L. Ellingson, Mohan J. Dutta, and S. Norander

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Deliberative democracy and inequality: Two cheers for enclave deliberation among the disempowered, Christopher F. Karpowitz, Chad Raphael, and Allen S. Hammond IV

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Broadcast Network Documentaries, Chad Raphael

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Libel, Chad Raphael

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The political-economic origins of Reali-TV, Chad Raphael

Submissions from 2008

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Civic engagement, pedagogy, and information technology on Web sites for youth, Christine Bachen, Chad Raphael, Kathleen-M. Lynn, Kristen A. McKee, and Jessica Philippi

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Social Exchange Orientation and Conflict Communication in Romantic Relationships, Justin P. Boren, Amy M. Bippus, and Sabrina Worsham

Changing realities and entrenched norms in dialysis: A case study of power, knowledge, and communication in health care delivery, Laura L. Ellingson

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Communication within the comprehensive geriatric assessment, Laura L. Ellingson

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Autoethnography as Constructionist Project, Laura L. Ellingson and Carolyn Ellis

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The New Middle-Class, Technology and Modernity in Seelampur, Sreela Sarkar

Submissions from 2007

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The Performance of Dialysis Care: Routinization and Adaptation on the Floor, Laura L. Ellingson

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The digital divide, Chad Raphael

Submissions from 2006

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Embodied Knowledge: Writing Researchers’ Bodies Into Qualitative Health Research, Laura L. Ellingson

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Exploring young adults' perspectives on communication with aunts, Laura L. Ellingson and Patricia J. Sotirin

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Portrayals of information and communication technology on World Wide Web sites for girls, Chad Raphael, Christine Bachen, Kathleen-M. Lynn, Jessica Baldwin-Philippi, and Kristen A. McKee

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Importing extended producer responsibility for electronic equipment into the United States, Chad Raphael and Ted Smith

Submissions from 2005

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Investigated reporting: Muckrakers, regulators, and the struggle over television documentary, Chad Raphael

Submissions from 2004

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Who is the real target? Media response to controversial investigative reporting on corporations, Chad Raphael, Lori Tokunaga, and Christina Wai

Submissions from 2003

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Interdisciplinary Health Care Teamwork in the Clinic Backstage, Laura L. Ellingson

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Bridging the gender gap in computing: An integrative approach to content design for girls, Kathleen-M. Lynn, Chad Raphael, Karin Olefsky, and Christine M. Bachen

Submissions from 2002

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The roles of companions in geriatric patient–interdisciplinary oncology team interactions, Laura L. Ellingson

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'Citizen Jane': Rethinking design principles for closing the gender gap in computing, Chad Raphael

Submissions from 2001

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The FCC's broadcast news distortion rules: Regulation by drooping eyelid, Chad Raphael

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The web, Chad Raphael

Submissions from 2000

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Style, Substance, and Standpoint: A Feminist Critique of Bernie Siegel’s Rhetoric of Self-Healing, Laura L. Ellingson

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Rethinking media and movements, Chad Raphael

Submissions from 1999

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Listening to Women's Narratives of Breast Cancer Treatment: A Feminist Approach to Patient Satisfaction With Physician-Patient Communication, Laura L. Ellingson and Patrice M. Buzzanell

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Utopia out of place: Studs' Place, Popular Front culture and the blacklist in early Chicago television, Chad Raphael

Submissions from 1998

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Then You Know How I Feel”: Empathy, Identification, and Reflexivity in Fieldwork, Laura L. Ellingson

Submissions from 1997

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The political economy of Reali-TV, Chad Raphael