Jenna Hanchey joins as new assistant professor

The Department of Communication Studies welcomes Assistant Professor Jenna N. Hanchey, who comes to us from finishing her Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Hanchey studies the politics of international aid and assistance, focusing primarily on organizations that work in and with Sub-Saharan African communities. Her work draws from postcolonial, decolonial, and poststructural theories, and aims to interrogate how the neocolonial foundations of aid interact with embodied intercultural relationships, in order to decolonize Western-African relations. Dr. Hanchey will be teaching courses such as Small Group Communication, Gender & Communication, and Difference & Communication.