Matt Giles

Graduate Student

Office Location

SSMS 4419


Intergroup Communication and Conflict, Narrative Identity and Globalization, Communication Theory


Matthew Giles is a Ph.D Student in the Communication Department at UCSB. He received his B.S. in International Culture Studies: Communications   with a minor in Intercultural Peacebuilding and Mediation from BYU-Hawai`i. He earned his M.A. in Media, Culture, and Communication from New York University, having completed his thesis work on mediated identity in Ferguson, Missouri.

Matt's areas of interests include communication topics related to community identity such as community-police interactions, cultural identity of minority groups, public relations campaigns, and language-based identity constructs.