Graduate Program

Annenberg Presentations at ICA 2018

More than 65 faculty, students, postdoctoral fellows, and research staff will present research at the International Communication Association’s 68th Annual Conference, to be held May 24-28 in Prague.

Akanbi Wins Yale Law Journal Essay Competition

Doctoral Candidate Opeyemi Akanbi has been announced as one of two winners of the Yale Law Journal’s first ever Student and Recent Graduate Essay Competition.

Open to law students and recent law graduates nationwide, the competition encourages legal scholars to examine and interpret developing legal challenges. This year’s competition specifically targeted burgeoning issues at the intersection of law and technology, including but not limited to: surveillance, cybersecurity, digital speech, artificial intelligence, and privacy.

Graduate Students Present Research Projects from SummerCulture 2017

“We begin by acknowledging that we are gathered today on the traditional land of the Musqueam people. We would like to pay our respects to Elders past and present and thank them for their hospitality.” This statement – called a land acknowledgement – is how each session of SummerCulture 2017 began.

Led by Barbie Zelizer, Raymond Williams Professor of Communication and Director of the Scholars Program in Culture and Communication, SummerCulture is a two-week immersive research experience for Annenberg graduate students held in a different foreign country each year.

Annenberg Alumni Offer Career Advice at 2017 Professional Development Day

Professional Development Day, hosted annually by the Annenberg School for Communication, brings back alumni to share career advice with current graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. This year’s event, held on October 7, was organized by graduate students Megan Genovese, Stefanie Gratale, Elissa Kranzler, Hanna Morris, and John Vilanova, and Director of Graduate Student Professional Training Kim Woolf (Ph.D. ’09).

The presenters have found careers within academia, in research, and in nonprofits. Below are a few of the insights they shared, organized by panel.

Twelve New Doctoral Students Join the Annenberg School

This fall, the Annenberg School welcomes twelve new doctoral students as its 2017 cohort. From activism to neuroscience to media systems to politics, they bring a variety of interests and experiences to Annenberg, and have already begun collaborating with faculty and other students.


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