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Department News

Lisa Cuklanz

Prof. Lisa Cuklanz's book, Rape on Prime Time, was referenced in a article. Her newest book, All-American TV Crime Drama: Feminism and Identity Politics in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, was published in February of 2017.

Matt Sienkiewicz

Prof. Matt Sienkiewicz co-produced a public service video, now featured on the Middlesex DA's website, to raise awareness of opioid abuse and its long-term effects.

Book Cover Documenting Gendered Violence

Communication Prof. Lisa Cuklanz is co-editor of Documenting Gendered Violence: Representations, Collaborations, and Movements (Bloomsbury, 2015), which explores the intersections of documentary and gendered violence.

Matt Sienkiewicz

Prof. Matt Sienkiewicz examines messaging in Michael Moore's new film and Bernie Sanders' campaign in Tikkun Daily and the success of "American Idol" and its impact on the television industry in Christian Science Monitor.

Prof. Marilyn Matelski dscussed her Advanced Intercultural Communication course at the first Boston Intercultural Skills Conference (BISC) in the BC Chronicle.

Primary Talk panel participants

The Communication department hosted “Primary Talk” – a panel discussion led by four communications professionals about politics, media, and the election year.

The Ragged Edge

Prof. Matt Sienkiewicz produced and co-directed a documentary, The Ragged Edge, which premiered on Wisconsin PBS.


Prof. Mike Serazio


Video from BC libraries
Assistant Prof. Mike Serazio discusses media and political communication. 

Michael C. Keith


Video from BC libraries
Prof. Michael C. Keith discusses his short stories entitled Of Night and Light. Also his latest edition of Keith's Radio Station.

Marilyn Matelski

Whither civility?

Video from BC libraries
Prof. Marilyn Matelski discusses society's growing desensitivity toward the use of vulgarity. 

Tracey Wigfield

Tracey Wigfield

Video from BC Front Row
Emmy-winning writer Tracey Wigfield '05. Sponsored by Communication and Theater depts.

Students in the News

Alexandra Hadley '16,
Anna Link
'16, and Emily Sadeghian '16 presented their research at Eastern States Communication Conference.

Cai Thomas '16 has been awarded the 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Scholarship.

Alumni Profile

Jana Ross

Jana Ross 11' is currently an account executive at Weber Shandwick, a global public relations firm.

Alumni News

Emily Mervosh

Emily Mervosh '14 received an Advanced Study Grant to produce and direct a documentary titled "Genesis".  Read more about Emily in the BC Chronicle. Photo by Caitlin Cunningham.

Kevin Allocca '11

Kevin Allocca '11—a double major in communication and film studies—determines "what's hot" in online video as YouTube's trends manager. Kevin was recently featured in Boston College Magazine.

Media Lab Hours

View open hours for Media Lab in Lyons 215.

Facilities Tour

students in in a video production studio

The Department's main offices are in St. Mary's Hall South, but its facilities—including the media lab and video production studio—are spread out across the main campus. View slideshow of facilities