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MA students in Communication have produced numerous impressive theses and special projects, several of which have won awards.

**Entries stating 'Online access' can be downloaded in PDF format from the Cal State East Bay library. Click through the links to get to the download.


A critical discourse analysis of the articulation of white terrorism

Woodruff, Ta Ta Neshe Lecole (2020)

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A case study of nutritional discourse on Facebook

Sharp, Melanie (2019)

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A visual analysis of augmented reality campaigns on YouTube

Tan, Judy Kimberly (2019)

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She could've been a grey box: depictions of gender in Ex Machina

Quiroz-Carter, Vanessa (2018)

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Effect of mergers and acquisitions on foreign national employees' morale in the Silicon Valley

Gole, Priya Purushottam (2018)

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Agents of resistance & change: a visual rhetorical critique of dystopian media & authoritative political ideologies

Klair, Simran (2018)

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Attitudes toward car modifications in Beijing and the San Francisco Bay Area

Wang, Tianshi (2018)

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A qualitative case study of users' change of self-perception through the use of Instagram

Lao, Im Hong (2018)

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Class, classification, and classism: the story of wine

La Fors, Danielle (2017)

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A qualitative investigation of electronic technology effects on interpersonal communication satisfaction

McCain, Kyra M. (2017)

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Politics on Twitter: the case of the Affordable Care Act and government shutdown

Alexandru, Amalia Nicoleta (2016)

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Discourse analysis and case study of negative restaurant reviews on

Johnson, Crystal R. (2016)

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A quantitative content analysis of media coverage of Obamacare rollout in the red and blue nation: Texas and Massachusetts

Vishwanathan, Swati (2016)

Online access a look into sugar culture

Rodriguez, Vanessa A. (2016)

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Shattering the glass ceiling: Hillary Rodham Clinton, institutional inequality, and the sexist media lens

Whyte, Clelia Christina (2016)

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Egao and diaosi: satire as new Chinese internet cultural phenomena

Chen, Ying (2015)

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Crafting new heroic leaders: a study in myth, drama, and semiotics

Gulamhussein, Nizar (2015)

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Communicative acts of identity: non-binary individuals, identity, and the Internet

Shull, Dee (Daniel) (2015)

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Distributed meaning: a critical autoethnography of Ethiopian Muslim women

Ahmed, Feruz (2015)

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Between two worlds: macro, meso and micro factors in challenges faced by South Asian American LGB persons

Padmanabhan, Chitra Vijay (2015)

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Empowering the moderate voice in the discourse of extremism

Jacobs, Maha A (2014)

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The Tea Party: a rhetorical analysis

Kizito, Kalemba (2014)


Rape culture's influence on todays adolescent youth

Massey, Jaymie(2014)

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Interfaith dialogue from an African American evangelical Christian perspective

Williams, Brittney M (2013)

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New media in new China: an analysis of the democratizing effect of the internet

Sun, Chaoya (2013)

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A phenomenological study examining masculinity and technology in the workplace

Brundage, Erik J (2011)


Grieving the loss of a marine in Iraq: two in depth narratives analyzing grieving styles

Paris, Kelly A (2011)


Faith as agency in human communication

Craycraft, Hans (2011)


Discourse analysis of property interest conflict in San Francisco's Mission District

Bridgeman, Erica K (2011)


Marked by abortion: narratives of grief

Maheshwari, Ishita (2011)


Plumbing the depths of the Chambers of Secrets: A Harry Potter forum ethnography

Chong, Amii (2010)


Evolution of nuclear families: a dyadic exploration of communication in gender & race

Madison-Youman, Erica (2010)


Unfamiliar territory: exploration of the female experience in intercollegiate debate

Arcidiacono, Marie J (2010)


In her own voice: semiotic phenomenology of media representations of Hillary Clinton's emotional moment

Bauer, Deborah (2009)


A semiotic phenomenology of authenticity in the "born again" experience

Engstrom, Cynthia S (2009)


Interpreting the member code ethics: how public relations professionals interpret the PRSA Code

Sancrant, Lindsey K (2008)


Puppets, poachers, power, and putdowns: the discursive production of "fandom" and its constraints on audience agency

Stanfill, Melissa (2008)


Exploring reader's attitudes about news blogs by manipulating advertising congruency

Disney, Shannon L (2008)


Old values in new media: narrative as rhetoric of trust in online-based organizations

Schaefer, Brian (2007)


KRUMP: the new spiritual in afrocentric rhetoric

Love, Bridget H (2007)

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Perceived effects of prescription drug advertising on self and others

Carroll, Kristine M (2007)


I approve this message: television advertising in the 2004 presidential campaign

Maceira, Tila M (2007)


A communication campaign for the masters program in the Department of Communication

Deliramich, Judy L (2007)


Program Alumni

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Alumni Association

"The Cal State East Bay Alumni Association facilitates a lifelong connection between the university and alumni. We engage students, our alumni of tomorrow, by building relationships and passing on the culture of service and philanthropy. Together with our campus partners, we keep community stakeholders informed, involved and inspired about the university and our alumni successes."

Did you know?

There are more than 130,000 Cal State East Bay alumni in the East Bay and Northern California Area. 



We believe that getting the most out of your university education includes experiences in the campus community alongside other students, as well as in the seminar room. We encourage students to take full advantage of the opportunities and resources available to you.


Cal State East Bay is home to over 150 student clubs and organizations, addressing student needs and concerns ranging from academics to recreation, culture to politics, and much more. Visit the Student Life and Leadership site for more information about joining or starting a student club.


The Graduate Student Society (GSS) is the program's student organization, open to all Department of Communication graduate students. The GSS elects its own officers and meets regularly to socialize and to discuss research and concerns, and organize events. The GSS charter is renewed annually with the campus Student Life and Leadership office.


The Dept. of Communication is also home to the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). Membership in this national organization is almost a right of passage for students seeking careers in PR, Advertising, Marketing, Public Communcation, and other related areas.


The campus student government, Associated Students Incorporated (ASI), provides funding and other resources for all approved student organizations on campus.


Diego Perez Canelo


Brady Formoso
Brandon Leon
Jazmin Marquez
Roy Tillery
Ta Ta Neshe Woodruff


Andrea Cervantes
Armand Johnson
Chance Moses
Reina Robinson
Melanie Sharp
Judy Tan
Jun Wu


Samuel Ewing
Sumayyah Gettani
Priya Purushottam Gole
Crystal Jacobs
Simran Klair
Im Hong Lao
Zhuoying Liao
Vanessa Quiroz Carter
Inderjeet Singh
Jonathan Sorci
Marina Swanson
Ryan Wallace
Tianshi Wang


Sarah Aubert
Alaric Foreman
Sai Kattepogu
Danielle LaFors
Kyra McCain
Omar Miakhail
LeePorscha Moore
Mohammed Moten
Xuxin Qin
Gini Scott
Swati Vishwanathan
Xiaoyang Wang


Amalia Alexandru
Rod De La Rosa
Crystal Johnson
Megan O'Connor
Vanessa Rodriguez
Clelia Whyte
Ashley Winston
Alexandra Zaniewski


Rayna Fields
Christopher Metoyer
Beatriz Orozco
Kenneth Robinson
Eric Kwezi Wilson
Feruz Ahmed
Ying Chen
Nizar Gulamhussein
Huong Le
Christopher Nguyen
Chitra Vijay Padmanabhan
Dee (Daniel) Shull


Kenya Broadnax
Maha A Jacobs
Kalemba Kizito
Jaymie Massey


Matthew A Benesh
Sanjna Devi Chand
Valerie Lia Poettgen
Chaoya Sun
Brittney M Williams


David Benfell
Suzy Fisher


Erica Bridgeman
Erik J Brundage
Hans Craycraft
Ishita (Maheshwari) Mendonsa
Kelly A Paris
Megumi Tembata
Sri Lanka White


Marie J Arcidiacono
Amelia Ming-Li Chong
Erica Renee Madison-Youman
Ryan Mariategue
Lucy Marie Perez
Pina,Kevin Eugene Pina,Kevin Eugene


Deborah Bauer
Cynthia Engstrom
Heather Gardley


Shannon Lisa Disney
Lindsey Sancrant
Melissa Stanfill


Kristine M Carroll
Judy L Deliramich
Bridget H Love
Tila M Maceira
Brian Schaefer

Pre 2007 electronic data is incomplete, will be updated as records are converted


Mary Blake Avery
Diane Lvnn Brauner
Christina Lvnn Davis
Elizabeth Louise Jensen
Miao Lin
William Francis Pinney
Kaori Yoko Tamada


Burton Lee Artz Burton Lee Artz
Dennis Wayne Gleason
Lori Ann Jeung
Istley Melody Stouffer


Royce McNaughton Cano
Michelene Ottery
Karen Elena Strother


Leroy G. Biff Dorsey
Sandra Lentine Ruliffson


Karen L. Fritts

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