Center for the Study of Communication and Society


The faculty and staff of CSCS are involved in a number of University of Chicago workshop initiatives: Semiotics Workshop, The Linguistic Anthropology Lab, The Chicago Tamil Forum, Language Variation and Change Workshop, and the Michicagoan Graduate Student Conference and Faculty Seminar. See the Events page for more information.

Some Recent Publications of CSCS Faculty
Carr, E. Summerson and Michael Lempert, eds. 2016. Scale: Discourse and Dimension in Social LifeUniversity of California Press.
Gal, Susan and Judith Irvine. 2019. Signs of Difference: Language and Ideology in Social Life. Cambridge University Press.
Barker, Meghanne and Nakassis, Constantine, eds. 2020–2021. Images, a special issue of Semiotic Review
Nakassis, Constantine V. N.d. Onscreen/Offscreen. Manuscript in preparation.
Nakassis, Constantine V. 2016. Doing Style: Youth and Mass Mediation in South India. University of Chicago Press.
Silverstein, Michael and Michael Lempert. 2012. Creatures of Politics: Media, Message, and the American Presidency. Indiana University Press.
Wedeen, Lisa. 2019. Authoritarian Apprehensions: Ideology, Judgment, and Mourning in SyriaUniversity of Chicago Press. (Winner of the Best Book Award of the APSA Middle East and North Africa Politics Section; Winner of the Charles Taylor Book Award of the APSA Interpretive Methodologies and Methods Section)