Awards

Communication as Social Construction Division

Interest Group Award

Listed here are awards given by the Interest Group to its members. Interests Groups are smaller communities within NCA's large membership that provide a range of resources including networking opportunities, Annual Convention programming, leadership opportunities, awards, and specialized information dissemination channels, among others.

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Article of the Year Award

Year Award Winner
2015 Heather J. Carmack and Gloria J. Galanes “More than Just Good Grades Dialectical Tensions in Students’ Construction of a ‘Good Student’ Identity,” Qualitative Communication Research 2 (2013): 81-108

Dissertation of the Year Award

Year Award Winner
2015 Katie Striley “A multiple method longitudinal study of gifted adolescents’ communication of and about ostracism and social exclusion”

Top Paper Award

Year Award Winner
2017 Alex Rister and Sally O. Hastings, "Claiming Their Seat at the Head of the Table: Executive Women's Front and Backstage Behaviors"
2016 Shirley Serini, "Changing Church Culture: Constructing Reality in Community"
2015 Joshua Atkinson, “Narrative, Location, and the Construction of Space: The Role of Stadtpunke in the Mannheimer Cityscape”
2014 Rebecca Piekkari, Minna Logemann, and Mirja-Liisa Charles, “Identification as a Communicative Construct: Textual Agency of the Strategic Concept ‘Must-win Battle’”
2013 Nathan Swords, Mark P. Orbe, Angela F. Cooke-Jackson, and Amber Johnson, “Exploring the Coordinated Management of Meaning of Sex: The Social Construction of Male College Student Logical Forces”
2013 Suchitra Shenoy-Packer, “Former Substance Abusers and a Communicative Construction of Resilience in Recovery”
2013 Vince Meserko, “Louie, You’re Gonna Die: Authenticity and the Fictionalized Self in FX’s Louie”
2013 Kelly Tenzek, Emily Cramer, and Mike Allen, “Spirituality and Coordinated Management of Meaning: Examining the Chaplain’s Role in Social Constructions of a ‘Good Death’”
2012 Emily Baird, “'That’s Just How It Goes, Right?’ Representations of Bullying from the It Gets Better Project”
2012 Pamela Schultz, “Monsters, Scapegoats, and Sex Offenders: Metaphor and Moral Panic”
2012 Katie Striley & Kimberly Field-Springer, “The Bad Mother Police: Theorizing Risk Orders in the Discourses of Infant Feeding Practices”
2009 Laura Russell, “Risk in the Making: Narrative, Problematic Integration and the Social Construction of ‘Risk’”

Top Student Paper Award

Year Award Winner
2017 Richelle Hurley, "An Inappropriate Football 'Formation': Beyonce's 2016 Super Bowl Performance, Mystery, and the Narratives of Football and Race in America"
2016 Sonia Rains Ivancic
2015 Nathan Bedsole, “Putin Will Teach You How To Love: Structure and Agency at the 2014 Sochi Olympics”
2014 Nathan Bedsole, “Let’s Start a Pussy Riot: Subverting Discursive Constructions”
2013 Vince Meserko, “Louie, You’re Gonna Die: Authenticity and the Fictionalized Self in FX’s Louie”
2012 Katie Striley & Kimberly Field-Springer, “The Bad Mother Police: Theorizing Risk Orders in the Discourses of Infant Feeding Practices”