International and Intercultural Communication Division

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The International and Intercultural Communication Division (IICD) promotes research and teaching in intercultural, international, and intergroup (including interracial/interethnic) communication. The scholarship featured by the division focuses on these forms of communication as they unfold in multiple settings and contexts, including organizational, political, interpersonal, or mediated. Essential questions investigated by scholars tend to focus on the dynamics of culture and communication and the impact on identity, contact, adaptation, representation, inequality and empowerment, transition, competence, and other factors. The division presents research representing many perspectives and conducted by qualitative, quantitative, and rhetorical methods. The IICD accepts for review individual papers and panels. Every year, the division recognizes outstanding scholarship in the form of article, book, and dissertation awards. The top division paper receives the Ralph Cooley award, and other top papers and top student papers are recognized at NCA’s Annual Convention.

2023 Interest Group Leadership

  • Chair: Fatima Zahrae Chrifi Alaoui
  • Vice Chair: Wei Sun
  • Vice Chair-Elect: Gloria Pindi
  • Immediate Past Chair: Lisa Hanasono
  • Secretary: Anjana Mudambi
  • Publications Office: Bobbi J. Van Gilder
  • Awards Committees
    • Gloria Pindi
    • Lisa Hanasono
    • Shinsuke Eguchi
  • Social Media Coordinator/Student Representative: Sheyla Finkelshteyn

2023 NCA Positions

  • Legislative Assembly
    • Fatima Zahrae Chrifi Alaoui
    • Wei Sun
    • Gloria Pindi
  • Nominating Committee
    • Fatima Zahrae Chrifi Alaoui

IICD Membership (2013-2023)

*Official count taken each January.

109th Annual Convention -- National Harbor, MD -- November 16 - 19, 2023.


Convention Resources

  • IICD Call -- Deadline: Thursday, March 29, 2023 at 11:59 PM Pacific.
Award Calls
Business Meeting Minutes
Interest Group Election