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photo of Gamze Yilmaz

Gamze Yilmaz, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Communication, College of Liberal Arts
  • Telephone: 617.287.3143
  • Office Location: Wheatley Hall,06,00082

Degrees

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

Additional Information

Gamze Yilmaz (PhD, The University of Texas at Austin) is an assistant professor of communication at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She examines the cognitive and behavioral foundations of computer-mediated communication, particularly in organizational contexts. Her most recent work looks at how interpersonal demeanor and in-group/out-group membership affect language use in virtual team collaborations. Yilmaz’s second line of research focuses on the strategic functions of communication technologies. She studies how organizational members use workplace technologies (i.e., email, IM) to manage their self-presentation, and how organizations use social media (i.e., Twitter) as an impression management tool. Along with her research on computer-mediated communication and online impression management, Yilmaz designs and teaches courses on organizational communication and technology. 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.