Cynthia Stohl

Past Director
Faculty Research Affiliate
Steering Committee Member


Cynthia Stohl is Professor in the Department of Communication, a Fellow and Past President of the International Communication Association, and a Distinguished Scholar of the National Communication Association. A leading expert in globalization, networks, and organizational  processes, her most recent work addresses global organizing, collective action, and corporate social responsibility in the digital media environment. In  2012 she received the Outstanding Book award for Collective Action in Organizations: Interaction and Engagement in an Era of Technological Change (co-authored with UCSB Professors Flanagin and Bimber). 


Dr. Stohl received her B.S from the State University College of New York at Buffalo (1969) and her M.A. (1978) and Ph.D. (1982) degrees in Communication from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.