Research

Dr. Ken Hacker’s New Book Internet and Democracy in the Network Society Released in June 2018 

In their latest collaboration, authors Dr. Ken Hacker and Dr. Jan A.G.M. van Dijk discuss the political importance of new technologies for the promotion of democracy over the last two decades. Designed to encourage critical thinking regarding the relationship between digital media and politics, Internet and Democracy in the Network Society is a helpful resource for students and scholars of communication studies, political science, sociology, political communication, and international relations. Read more about the book here.

 

 

 

Dr. Eric Morgan Co-Edited Recently Published Environmental Communication Pedagogy and Practice

Dr. Eric Morgan, along with colleagues Dr. Tema Milstein and Dr. Mairi Pileggi, recently co-edited a volume of Environmental Communication Pedagogy and Practice, an important resource for helping educators, practitioners, and students effectively navigate and consciously contribute to the communication shaping our environmental present and future. Read the editors’ interview with Routledge here and learn more about the book here.

 

 

 

 

 

NMSU Research Shows That Technology May Speed Political Polarization

A recent study led by former NMSU Communication Studies Assistant Professor Ivan Dylko (left) and NMSU Psychology Associate Professor Dr. Igor Doglov discovered that customization technology may be increasing political selective exposure. Read more. 

 

 

 

Research Explores How Adult Siblings Use Stories to Cope with the Challenges of Caring for Aging Parents

Research by Dr. Danielle Halliwell and colleagues shows that creating positive caregiving narratives can help adult children better adapt to the demands of caring for an aging parent and improve their sibling relationships. Read More.