Thomas Jay Harris Institute for Hispanic and International Communication (HIHIC)
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.
Kenton T. Wilkinson, Ph.D.
Director, Thomas Jay Harris Institute for Hispanic and International Communication; Editor, International Journal of Hispanic Media; Professor, Journalism & Creative Media Industries
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HIHIC Director Kent Wilkinson's Chile Fulbright Blog
Héctor Rendón, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, Thomas Jay Harris Institute for Hispanic and International Communication; Assistant Professor, Journalism & Creative Media Industries
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Distinguished Lecture Series
The Thomas Jay Harris Distinguished Lecture Series was established through the generosity of Thomas Jay Harris, an alumnus of Texas Tech University and former editor of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
HIHIC hosts conferences that bring together students, industry practitioners and academic researchers to explore Hispanic-oriented media topics. View upcoming events, past events and event photos.
5th Hispanic/Latinx Research & Creativity Symposium
March 26-27, 2020
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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International Film Series
Bringing International and Independent Cinema to the South Plains
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College of Media & Communication
AddressTexas Tech University, Box 43082, Lubbock, TX 79409