Faculty at the Department of Communication Studies are engaged in a variety of sub-fields of study, including the impact of new technologies, media representation, digital divides, the epistemic of communications, memory studies, surveillance studies and more.
Research projects in recent years dealt, among others, with issues such as:
* How people with disabilities use the media
* How toddlers learn through media
* The media needs of marginalized communities such as refugees, the Bedouin and the Ultra-Orthodox
* Knowledge and the media – how journalists craft facts
* The media behavior of stigmatized people, such as childless women and those suffering from anorexia nervosa
* The “right to be forgotten" and it implications on memory studies
* The use of robotics in the life of the elderly
* The social impact of the Israeli biometric project
The department is the only department of communication studies in Israel granted membership in an ICORE (Israel Center for Research Excellence). Its researchers take part in the LINKS (Learning in a Networked Society) Center (www.links.org.il). Department researchers are members of the "Ageing + Communication + Technologies" (ACT, http://actproject.ca) the "Social Cognitive Robotic Agents in The European Society (SOCRATES, www.socrates-project.eu) projects, the Worlds of Journalism international study (www.worldsofjournalism.org) and the DEMO (Developing Modernized Curricula on Immigrants' and Refugees' Lives), Erasmus + program.