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Thomas Jay Harris Institute for Hispanic and International Communication (HIHIC)

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The Thomas Jay Harris Institute for Hispanic and International Communication (HIHIC) in the College of Media & Communication at Texas Tech University promotes better understanding of Hispanic-related and international media communication through research, teaching and community outreach. Our goal is to create knowledge and encourage greater intercultural awareness through informed interaction among students, teachers, researchers, media industry representatives and community organizations. The Institute supports on-campus initiatives as well as external activities and collaborations related to its mission.

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Advisory Board

Check out the Spring 2018 Newsletter Here!



HIHIC-affiliated faculty, students, and alumni understand that academic endeavors should benefit individuals and communities, and that there is much to learn from others.

Kent Wilkinson Ph.D.Kenton T. Wilkinson, Ph.D. Director, Thomas Jay Harris Institute for Hispanic and International Communication; Editor, International Journal of Hispanic Media.
View Dr. Wilkinson's research profile.

HIHIC Director Kent Wilkinson's Chile Fulbright Blog



HIHIC hosts conferences that bring together students, industry practitioners and academic researchers to explore Hispanic-oriented media topics. In February 2019, the Institute will co-host the 7th Hispanic/Latino Media & Marketing International Conference. 

Call for Papers: 7th Hispanic/Latino Media & Marketing International Conference

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Publications & Projects

Prior to the 2016 U.S. election, HIHIC published the report, “Political Engagement and Preferences Among Texas Hispanics.” Affiliated researchers have also conducted an extensive bilingual content analysis of 2016 election coverage by English- and Spanish-language television networks.

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