I’ve been accepted to the Communications & Media Studies doctoral program at the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication!
For most of my adult life, I’ve been certain I’d never do a Ph.D., but, as stated in the SOJC’s viewbook, “Great researchers find a thread that fascinates them, and they don’t stop pulling until they’ve unraveled the truth.” Since graduating in 2020, I haven’t been able to stop my mind from going back to the thinking/research I did during my Strategic Communication MA about the need for professional communicators to think more deeply about the power/responsibility we hold, and the UO faculty have shared that questions of power in communication are at the heart of their program.
So… while I still can’t completely believe it, I’ll be moving to Eugene, OR to be a full-time Ph.D. student this fall!
The UO School of Journalism and Communication is a community dedicated to excellence in learning, research, and creative projects. We are scholars, professionals, and students studying issues that champion freedom of expression, dialogue, and democracy in service to current and future generations.
While our Pacific Northwest home inspires our explorations of media, technology, and the human condition, our work at the undergraduate and graduate levels has global impact—researching, advocating for, and reporting on critical issues such as diversity and equity, the environment, and social and economic justice. Along the way, we facilitate relationships across media professions that promote public advocacy, social responsibility, transparency, and civic engagement.
By integrating theory and practice, we advance communication and media scholarship and prepare students to become professional storytellers, critical thinkers, thought leaders, and responsible citizens in a global society.Mission of the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication