Jake Harwood

AIAR Faculty Member
Professor, Communications

Jake Harwood (PhD, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara) is a Professor of Communication. His CV is here. His research focuses on intergroup communication with a particular focus on age groups, and on the role of music in intergroup relations. He authored "Communication and Music in Social Interaction" (Cognella, 2018) and “Understanding Communication and Aging” (2nd Edition, Cognella, 2018).  He co-edited "The Oxford Encyclopedia of Intergroup Communication" (Oxford, 2018), “The Dynamics of Intergroup Communication” (Peter Lang, 2010) and “Intergroup Communication: Multiple Perspectives” (Peter Lang, 2005) He has published over 150 articles and book chapters. His recent publications have appeared in Media Psychology, Psychology of Music, and Group Processes and Intergroup Relations. He received the 2022 Robert C. Gardner Award for Outstanding Research in Bilingualism from the International Association for Language and Social Psychology, and the 2003 Giles-Nussbaum Distinguished Scholar Award from the Communication and Aging Division of the National Communication Association. He is a past editor of Human Communication Research and past book review editor for the Journal of Language  and Social Psychology. He teaches courses in research methods/statistics, intergroup communication, communication and music, and intergenerational communication.