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Professor King’s Interview with CNN

Feb. 3, 2020—Professor King recently gave an interview with CNN’s Brandon Tensley, a national political writer, discussing the new Lana Wilson documentary “Taylor Swift: Miss Americana.” Professor King offers her insight on Swift in relation to the changing sociopolitical landscape and current identity politics discourses. The following is an excerpt from the conversation: “I agree that celebrities...

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New Internships Available

Jan. 31, 2020—Beyond the Bomb Recruiting for Summer 2020 Fellowship Beyond the Bomb is a people-powered campaign working to free the world from nuclear violence and war by harnessing the power of grassroots organizing and mobilizing people to create change. The organization is currently recruiting organizers across the country for our  #FutureFirst Summer 2020 Fellowship, the focus...

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Fall 2019 Houston Contest Winners

Jan. 6, 2020—The Fall 2019 Frank K. Houston Public Speaking Contest took place on Tuesday, December 3. Thanks to all the students who participated, and congratulations to this semester’s winners: Veronica Smith Cecilia Williams Tommy Oswalt Videos of their speeches and of all the speeches at this semester’s contest can be found here.

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Congratulations to Professor Bennett

Dec. 4, 2019—This week, Professor Bennett was published in the Tennessean as a guest columnist, offering an opinion piece on HIV prevention in Tennessee. Congrats, Professor Bennett!

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Congrats to Professor Kim

Nov. 22, 2019—Last week at the National Communication Association Conference in Baltimore, Professor Bohyeong Kim received the Top Paper Award in the Economics, Communication, and Society Division for her paper “Moral Economy of a Foreclosure Auction in South Korea.” The paper tells the story of a group of lay Koreans who studied property auctions together, not necessarily...

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Meet, Greet, & Eat with CMST Alums!

Oct. 7, 2019—Join us Friday, October 18, 12:00–1:30, for lunch and discussion with former CMST students Luke Anapolis, Emily Frost, and Kristen Mosley. Hear about their experiences moving from communication studies at Vanderbilt to various careers. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Stephanie Covington <stephanie.a.covington@vanderbilt.edu> by October 15. When: Friday, October 18, 12:00–1:30 pm (drop by...

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Struggles for Suffrage: Past, Present, Future

Sep. 30, 2019—Interested in issues of voting? Disfranchisement? The 20th Amendment? Voting rights in Nashville? Then join us Monday, October 7, 4:10-5:30 pm in the E. Bronson Ingram Great Room. Flyer available here. Panelists Pippa Holloway (Middle Tennessee State University), Tiffany Lewis (Baruch College), and Charlane Oliver (The Equity Alliance) will explore voting-rights advocacy in the past,...

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Jeffrey Bennett shows how much words matter in the treatment of diabetes

Sep. 25, 2019—“The way you think about health and the way you think about medicine has a direct effect on how you understand disease, and as a result, how you treat it,” says Jeffrey Bennett, associate professor of communication studies. “For example, we use a lot of war metaphors when we talk about cancer, but we find...

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Hear from Former CMST Students

Aug. 22, 2019—The Department of Communication Studies has launched a new part of the website featuring testimonials from former students about how their CMST degree has been useful after graduation. You can read those testimonials here. If you are a former CMST student and you’d like to share your story, let us know! We’d love to hear from...

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