Culture & Identity

This area addresses how culture and identity affect and are constructed through human communication. Cultures can be examined from a variety of perspectives: global, national, community, group, and individual, and includes language, symbols, meanings, activities, and practices in everyday life. Interpersonal communication, organizational processes, media production, computer-mediated communication, technology adoption, and scientific communication are a few examples of the domains of cultural influence. Methodological approaches to the study of culture and identity include qualitative and quantitative, textual, laboratory based, and in situ (or “real life").

Recent projects include:

  • Cultural influences on science communication
  • How technology allows or limits the expression of identity
  • The influence of cultural and social norms and on the use of everyday communication technologies
  • The influence of new technology on cultural norms and practices and on developing identities
  • Social norms’ influence on environmental actions
  • The capitalization of gender and sexuality in global media flows
  • International, interpersonal, and intrapersonal computer-mediated communication
  • The influence of culture and identity on the development of network ties and on conflict resolution

Associated Faculty

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Natalie Bazarova

Associate Professor

Department of Communication

Natalie Bazarova
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Brooke Duffy

Associate Professor

Department of Communication

Brooke Duffy
  • bduffy [at] cornell.edu
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Susan Fussell

Professor

Department of Communication

Professor

Department of Information Science

Susan Fussell
Collaborative Work
Computer-Mediated Communication
Culture
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Lee Humphreys

Professor and Chair

Department of Communication

Lee Humphreys
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Neil Lewis, Jr.

Assistant Professor

Department of Communication

Neil Lewis, Jr.
  • nlewisjr [at] cornell.edu
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Poppy McLeod

Professor

Department of Communication

Poppy McLeod
Communication Theories
Computer-Mediated Group Work
Group Communication
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Dawn Schrader

Associate Professor

Department of Communication

Dawn Schrader
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Jonathon Schuldt

Associate Professor

Department of Communication

Jonathon Schuldt
Katherine Sender
Katherine Sender

Professor

Department of Communication

Katherine Sender
Andrea Stevenson Won assistant professor.
Andrea Stevenson Won

Assistant Professor

Department of Communication

Andrea Stevenson Won
Connie Yuan
Y. Connie Yuan

Professor

Department of Communication

Professor

Department of Global Development

Y. Connie Yuan
Organizational communication
Intercultural communication
Knowledge management