Chris Wells

Associate Professor, Emerging Media Studies

  • Office: 704 Comm Ave, 402A
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  • Phone: 617-353-3479

About Chris Wells

Chris Wells worked in environmental politics before attending graduate school at the University of Washington, where he focused on political communication and early social media. In his research, Chris uses a variety of methods, both conventional and computational, to study how news media coverage takes shape, how citizens learn about politics, and how they choose to participate. His most recent work is exploring how people can understand the many different media around us as making up an interactive media system.


  • PhD, Communication with Certificate in Political Communication, University of Washington
  • MA, Communication, University of Washington
  • BA, Linguistics, Cornell University