Department of Communication


The UIC Department of Communication is known for research on new technology, political communication, and diversity, culture and visual studies.


Andrew Rojecki, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

Has research interests in political communication focusing on the interaction between the mass media and political movements, racial politics, and public opinion. His book Silencing the Opposition (1999, University of Illinois Press) is an analysis of the interaction of the antinuclear movements, the press, and political elites during the cold war. He is also co-author of The Black Image in the White Mind (2000, University of Chicago Press), a study of racial attitudes and their relationship to mass media content. The book won the Goldsmith Book Prize awarded by the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (2002), the American Political Science Association Robert E. Lane Award for the best book in political psychology (2001) and the Frank Luther Mott--Kappa Tau Alpha Journalism/Mass Communication Book Award (2000). His current research interests center on globalization and the influence of American political culture on its progress.

Department of Communication
1007 W Harrison Street (MC 132)
Behavioral Sciences Building 1140
Chicago IL 60607

Phone: (312) 996-3187 | Fax: (312) 413-2125

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