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Quinceaneras dress at Spurlock exhibit
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Following a Fall 2020 doctoral seminar on intersectional Latina feminist media issues at the Institute of Communications Research, Angharad Valdivia, a research professor who is also a professor of Latina and Latino studies, and her students were inspired to create a museum exhibit on… Read More
Rojas-Alvarez
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Jorge Rojas-Alvarez. (Photo by Michelle Hassel.) Jorge Rojas-Alvarez, a doctoral student at the Institute of Communications Research in the College of Media, was honored with the 2022 Campus Excellence in Public Engagement Award for Graduate/Professional Students. The Campus Awards for… Read More
Alma Mater
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The Institute of Communications Research is excited to announce our newest cohort! Please learn more about the students' research interests in their profiles below and join us in welcoming them to the University of Illinois College of Media community this fall. Jiyeon Chang received her master's… Read More
Alma Mater in regalia
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The Institute of Communications Research congratulates the degree candidates for a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in communications and media! For 2021-2022, the degree candidates, their dissertations, and their advisors are: Susmita Das "Speaking the International Language: A Transnational History… Read More
Kishi
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College of Media master's and doctoral degree alumna Shizue Kishi (MS '79, advertising; PhD '83, ICR) received the 41st Shirakawa Shinobu Award from the Tokyo Advertising Association for distinguished contributions to the advertising industry.  Kishi is the first female honoree to win this award,… Read More
UIUC Quad
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We are looking for the next generation of media and communications scholars to join us in the Institute of Communications Research at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising is especially interested in recruiting students with… Read More
Tina Lowrey
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Tina Lowrey (MS '89, advertising; PhD '92, ICR) has been elected president-elect of the Association for Consumer Research, effective January 1, 2022. Lowrey is a professor of marketing at HEC Paris. Her main research interests include children’s consumer behavior, materialism, the application of… Read More
James Hay and Michelle Nelson
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Two College of Media faculty members affiliated with the Institute of Communications Research have been selected as the first James W. Carey Faculty Fellows for the 2021-2023 academic years. Both James Hay, professor of media and cinema studies, and Michelle Nelson, professor of advertising, will… Read More
Quad with leaves
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Congratulations to our students in the Institute of Communications Research for all of their hard work in the 2020-2021 academic year. They have written articles for publication, edited a journal, presented research at conferences, and received numerous awards, grants, and honors. Below is a… Read More
Alma mater
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The Institute of Communications Research is excited to announce our newest cohort! Please learn more about their research interests in their profiles below and join us in welcoming them to the University of Illinois College of Media community this fall. Tingyu Chen received her bachelor's degree… Read More
Kathy Petitte (Jamison) Novak
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Institute of Communications Research alumna Kathy Petitte (Jamison) Novak (PhD '08) has recently been promoted at the University of Illinois at Springfield. She is currently professor of journalism and media studies in the Department of Communication and was named acting associate dean of the… Read More
ICR at UIUC
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The Institute of Communications Research (ICR), the doctoral program housed within the College of Media, will usher in the academic year with new leadership. This fall, Sela Sar, associate professor of advertising, and Mira Sotirovic, associate professor of journalism and Karin and Folke Dovring… Read More
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Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Top Student Paper “Learning from Confucius: Moral Self-cultivation (Xiuji) and Its Application in Media Ethics Education” Yayu Feng Top Student Paper “Exploring the Effect of Control on Playable Ad Effectiveness” Xiaohan Hu… Read More
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Congratulations to our 2020 Institute of Communications Research doctoral graduates, many of whom are continuing careers in academia. We wish the best to everyone and hope you will stay in touch with the University of Illinois! August Graduates Tiffany Bowden: Consultant and Co-Owner, Comfy… Read More
Working at laptop
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This summer, Shili Xiong and Giang V. Pham, both doctoral students in the College of Media’s Institute of Communications Research, were invited to present at Microsoft’s “New Future of Work” virtual symposium. Their presentations examined various effects of remote working and mediated work, in… Read More
Angharad N. Valdivia
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Receiving one of the highest honors in the broad field of communication studies, Angharad Valdivia, Institute of Communications Research professor, has been elected a fellow in the International Communication Association. As part of the ICA Fellows Class of 2020, Valdivia is recognized for her… Read More
Mia Wang
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Looking beyond the entertainment value of virtual reality/augmented reality, Yanyun (Mia) Wang, a doctoral student in the Institute of Communications Research, has been exploring virtual reality/augmented reality as potential tools to change people’s perceptions and attitudes toward social issues… Read More
Alma mater
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The Institute of Communications Research is excited to announce our next class of nine incoming students! Please learn more about their research interests in their profiles below and join us in welcoming them to the University of Illinois College of Media community this fall. Sakshi Bhalla Sakshi… Read More
Woojin Kim screen
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Congratulations to current ICR Students Woojin Kim, Un Chae Chung, and Olga Shabalina, who participated in the “virtual” meeting of the American Academy of Advertising in March. The ICR was also well-represented by current faculty and former students, including incoming ICR Director Sela Sar who… Read More
Kristy Hamilton in AdLab
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What is the best way to take notes to promote learning: Taking notes by hand? Taking photos of the slides? Recording the lecture? Such questions about the ways we use technology drives doctoral student Kristy Hamilton’s research.  Her goal is to help media users learn how to make smarter decisions… Read More