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Department News

Celeste Wells

Faculty member Dr. Celeste Wells was named Boston College's ASN Teacher of the Year.

Lisa Cuklanz

Prof. Lisa Cuklanz's book, All-American TV Crime Drama: Feminism and Identity Politics in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit was published in February of 2017.

Matt Sienkiewicz

Associate Professor of Communication and International Studies Matt Sienkiewicz has been nominated for an Emmy Award for his part in producing a public service announcement entitled "Said No Drug Dealer Ever." The spot, which takes a comedic, magical realist approach to highlight the consequences of opioid abuse, was nominated for Best Community/Public Service Single Spot in New England (public service video). Professor Sienkiewicz worked with director and co-producer Joseph Sousa on the project, which was supported by the Middlesex District Attorney's office. The winner will be announced on June 24th at Marriott Boston Copley Place. 

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.

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. 

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

Students in the News

Akosua Achampong, Communication and English '18, was awarded the 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Scholarship and won the UGBC Presidency for the 2017-2018 year.

Eight communication students, Emma Catranis, Kim Chook, Aimee DeArias, Bailey Flynn, Hannah Ladasic, Gerardo Rodrigues, Noelle Scarlett and Lauren Wry, were inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu, the honor society of Jesuit Institutions of higher education admitting only 4% of undergraduate juniors already ranked in the top 15% of their class.

Alumni Profile

Jana Ross

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

Alumni News

Madeleine Redlick '12, along with UT Austin Professor Anita L. Vangelisti, won Top Paper at the Eastern States Communication Conference, exploring “Affection, Deception, and Evolution: Deceptive Affectionate Messages as Mate-Retention Behaviors".

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.