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Dr. John Sloop on the World Cup, National Identity, and Fandom

Nov. 22, 2022—Dr. John Sloop has published a piece in The Conversation about the World Cup, national identity, and fan cultures. Professor Sloop notes that U.S.-based soccer fans are often cheering for players whose national identities are different from their own. This is a stark contrast to the ways fandom and national identity are generally performed in...

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Dr. Anjali Vats to Deliver Talk on Taylor Swift, Copyright, and Black Intellectual Labor

Nov. 15, 2022—Dr. Anjali Vats will deliver a talk to the Department of Communication Studies on December 1, from 4:15-5:30, in Commons Center 235. Vats’s talk, “Owning Your Masters (Taylor’s Version): Postfeminist Tactical Copyright and the Erasure of Black Intellectual Labor,” considers Taylor Swift’s decision to rerecord her master records, beginning with the acclaimed Fearless and Red,...

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CMST Alum Tommy Oswalt Featured in Vanderbilt University News

Oct. 7, 2022—Communication Studies alum Tommy Oswalt, class of 2020, was recently featured by Vanderbilt University News. Tommy lives in New York City and works for Citibank, where he focuses on issues related to diversity and inclusion, community-building, and efforts to support global cultural change in the organization. Asked about his favorite classes at Vanderbilt, Tommy pointed...

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CMST/CMA Hiring Digital Media Scholar who Studies Climate Change or AI

Sep. 14, 2022—Description DIGITAL MEDIA CULTURES: The Department of Communication Studies and the Department of Cinema & Media Arts at Vanderbilt University seek a joint-appointed scholar at the rank of Assistant Professor, on the tenure-track, beginning Fall 2023. Qualifications The successful candidate should possess an emerging scholarly profile in the humanistic study of digital media cultures with...

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Dr. Bohyeong Kim Named Dean’s Faculty Fellow

Aug. 22, 2022—Dr. Bohyeong Kim has been named a Dean’s Faculty Fellow by the Vanderbilt College of Arts and Science. The Dean’s Faculty Fellows Program launched in 2018 to support untenured faculty in their research, scholarship, and creative expression. Faculty are selected because of their scholarly accomplishments and the promise they show to make an impact in...

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Communication Studies Sponsors Roxane Gay Keynote at RSA

Aug. 22, 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...

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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...

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