Faculty & Staff

Gamze Yilmaz, PhD

Assistant Professor


photo of Gamze Yilmaz

Areas of Expertise

Computer-mediated communication, online language use, instructional and developmental communication


PhD (Communication Studies), 2012, University of Texas at Austin
MA (Communication), 2007, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
BA (Translating and Interpreting Studies), 2004, Bogazici University

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Gamze Yilmaz (PhD, The University of Texas at Austin) is an assistant professor of communication at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Her research is rooted in the cognitive and behavioral foundations of computer-mediated communication (CMC), with a particular focus on language use. Using experimental research methods and automated linguistic analysis techniques, she explores how interpersonal, psychological and social factors influence cognitive (e.g., language use, message perceptions) and behavioral processes (e.g., subgrouping, performance) in CMC. Along with her research on computer-mediated communication, Yilmaz designs and teaches courses on information technology and human communication. She received her MA in communication from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a BA in translation and interpreting studies from Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey.