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Magdalena Wojcieszak

Magdalena Wojcieszak

Having grown up in a communist Poland in a family of journalists, early in life Magdalena Wojcieszak (Voy-che-shack) – an Associate Professor at the Department of Communication–became acutely aware of the social and political importance of media and communication. Dr. Wojcieszak’s father would show her pages of the newspaper he worked for with entire lines missing (yes, propaganda and censorship!), and she remembers wondering what impact that missing sentence or paragraph could have on Polish citizens and the democratizing society.

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Drew Cingel

Drew Cingel

Drew Cingel walks into his lab, turns on the television, and settles into the couch. It’s time to watch cartoons. “Just another day at the office,” he says.

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Jingwen Zhang

Jingwen Zhang

Convergence of mobile and online technologies provides Jingwen Zhang with unprecedented opportunities to implement large-scale field experiments to study human behavior.

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Cuihua "Cindy" Shen

Cuihua "Cindy" Shen

Games that people play in the virtual world give Cuihua "Cindy" Shen a unique—and very big—window into human behavior.

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George Barnett

George Barnett

If you were to trace George Barnett’s many trips across the international dateline, your map might look a bit like a diagram from one of his scholarly articles on global social networks.

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Nicholas Palomares

Nicholas Palomares

Nicholas Palomares could have chosen most any city on the planet to teach a Summer Abroad course on gender and communication. After all, as he notes, “Everyone has a gender and we all communicate.”

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