denis wu

H. Denis Wu

Professor, Communication

About H. Denis Wu

Denis Wu has conducted research in the areas of international communication, media effects, and political communication. He has won research prizes, grants, and published widely in respected journals, including Communication Research, Journal of Communication, and Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly. Additionally, he has co-authored three books on the interplay between media and politics: Media, Politics, and Asian Americans (Hampton Press, 2009), The Media Are Ill: The Symptoms and Solutions of Taiwanese News Environment (Chuliu Publisher, 2013), and Image and Emotion in Voter Decisions: The Affect Agenda (Lexington Books, 2015). He is active in service – for example, serving on BU’s diversity and inclusion task force (2015) and as head of the Mass Communication and Society division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). Currently, he sits on the editorial boards of Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly; Journalism and Communication Monographs; and Journal of Political Marketing. He has given talks in various countries, including France, the Netherlands, Taiwan, and the U.K. At Boston University, he has offered classes in communication theory, research methods, international communication, and public opinion. He enjoys tremendously working with students and is particularly proud of their achievements.

Twitter: @hdeniswu



  • PhD, Mass Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • MA, Communication, University of Pennsylvania
  • BA, Sociology, National Taiwan University