Skip to main content

Author

VU Debate Travels to Paris and Helsinki for Tournaments

Aug. 7, 2022—Vanderbilt Debate this summer traveled to Paris, France and Helsinki, Finland. In Paris, Vanderbilt competed in the Transatlantic Dialogues on climate change. Arguing for increasing investments in sponge cities, the team finished in second place. The team also had the opportunity to explore Paris, including trips to Versailles, The Louvre, and the Paris Opera. In...

Read more


Dr. Claire King Discusses Lopez/Affleck Wedding with the Washington Post

Jul. 18, 2022—Professor Claire King was quoted in a Washington Post article about Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck’s recent wedding. You can read the story here.

Read more


Dr. Jeff Bennett Discusses the Insulin Pump on The Futures Archive Podcast

Jul. 11, 2022—Dr. Jeff Bennett appeared on Design Observer‘s podcast “The Futures Archive” to discuss innovations surrounding the insulin pump. The episode explores how acts of care get “designed into our everyday lives — beyond medical procedures and technology, into our relationships, our schedules, our lives.” You can listen to the episode here.

Read more


Communication Studies Sponsors Roxane Gay Keynote at RSA

Jun. 5, 2022—The Department of Communication Studies was proud to sponsor Dr. Roxane Gay’s keynote address at the Rhetoric Society of America’s 20th Biennial Conference in Baltimore. Dr. Gay is trained as a rhetorician and is best known for her popular books, Bad Feminist, Difficult Women, and Hunger. She is also a contributing writer to the New...

Read more


Dr. Claire King Discusses Celebrity Parasocial Relationships on WSMV’s Openline

May. 18, 2022—Dr. Claire King appeared on the WSMV program Openline with Rhori Johnston to discuss parasocial relationships and cultural fascination with celebrities, including the recent interest in the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trial. See the entire interview at the link below. Dr. Claire King on Celebrity Parasocial Relationships

Read more


Congrats to the Spring 2022 Houston Symposium Winners!

Apr. 28, 2022—The Department of Communication Studies hosted its biannual Houston Symposium on Wednesday, April 27. Senior Andres Hernandez took first place with his critique of the attention economy. Senior Blair McDonald placed second for her speech on prison recidivism in Tennessee. And sophomore Payton Frankiewicz placed third for her presentation about sexual assault reporting on campus....

Read more


Spring 2022 Houston Symposium

Apr. 19, 2022—The Department of Communication Studies invites you to the Spring 2022 Houston Symposium on Wednesday, April 27, from 6-8 p.m. in the Commons Multipurpose Room (235/237). Students enrolled in our Media Studio course will present research that they’ve conducted throughout the semester. The first hour will be dedicated to interacting with students and engaging their...

Read more


Debate Team to Host “Debaters Without Borders” Screening

Feb. 24, 2022—The VU Debate Team will host a screening of Debaters without Borders on Friday, March 11 in Wilson Hall 103. Admission is free. For more information, see this flyer. Debaters Without Borders is a one hour documentary about one man’s quest to help students in Cameroon improve their debating skills in the midst of dealing...

Read more


Dr. Courtney Travers Featured in Politico Article

Feb. 4, 2022—Dr. Courtney Travers’s work on the aesthetics of the presidency were featured in a recent Politico article about the Biden administration. You can read the entire article here.

Read more


VU Debate Participates in Virtual Event with Rwanda National Debate Team

Feb. 4, 2022—Virtual learning for Vanderbilt debate students opened doors halfway around the world this spring, as a friendly virtual competition with the Rwanda National Debate Team brought deeper opportunities to learn about that nation’s genocide in 1994. Vanderbilt students Zacarias Negron and Ellie Hooey recently debated the Rwanda National Debate Team on the topic of whether...

Read more