Welcome to CRDM

The Ph.D. Program in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media prepares doctoral students to analyze the social, cultural, rhetorical, philosophical, and political dimensions of information technologies, new communication media, and digital texts and to actively engage digital media through research, criticism, production, and practice. Learn more »

Graduate Open House is Monday, November 13th

The NC State College of Humanities and Social Sciences’ Graduate Open House is scheduled for Monday, November 13th in the Caldwell Lounge.  Come get a closer look at the college’s 5 Ph.D. programs and 15 master’s degree programs.  An optional campus tour will precede the Open House.  Please RSVP at:  go.ncsu.edu/hss-grad-open-house (required).  Can’t make the Open House?  CRDM will be conducting live online information sessions in the near future!  Please email the program at crdm-inquiries@ncsu.edu if you would like more information regarding the live broadcast.

​CRDM faculty work in a variety of research areas, integrating humanities and social sciences.

Select a research area to see associated faculty members: 


​​​​​​​CRDM faculty are highly productive scholars and frequently work in collaboration with CRDM students to publish in a variety of scholarly venues. Below is a comprehensive list of most publications from CRDM core faculty during the 2016-2017 academic year. The publications co-authored with CRDM students are highlighted in bold.

Anson, C. M. (2016). A Guide to College Writing. New York: Pearson.

Bollmer, G. (2016) Inhuman Networks: Social Media and the Archaeology of Connection. New York: BloomsburyAcademic.    

de Souza e Silva, A. (2016) (Editor). Dialogues on Mobile Communication. New York: Routledge.

Miller, Carolyn R., & Ashley R. Kelly, eds. (2017). Emerging Genres in New Media Environments. London:Palgrave Macmillan.

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Learn about CRDM partnerships!

The CRDM program builds on existing relationships with industry, academic departments, and university units established at NC State to provide opportunities for student internships, summer employment, and applied research projects.

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Photo Gallery

Visit our Flickr page for more CRDM albums and pictures. View our albums here, including pictures of our Research Symposiums, graduate defenses, student awards, and facilities like CIRCUIT Studio. 

You can view student projects here.