Disability Issues Caucus

Interest Group Awards

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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Top Paper Award

Year Award Winner
2020 Julie-Ann Scott-Pollock, "An Autoethnography of Disabled Athletic Identity: Communicating Inescapable Vulnerability and Contextuality Through our Mortal Bodies"
2019 Claudia Garcia Mendoza & Thomas J. Socha, "Romantic Relationships of Characters with Disabilities in Film: A Content Analysis"
2018 Adam Davidson, "Stasis-Maintenance- (Un)productive-Presence: Parenting a Disabled Child as Crip Time
2017 Julie-Ann Scott, "There's No Center without the Margins: My Disabled Bodies' Journey to HyperEmbodiment
2016 Sarah Parsloe and Avery Holton, "#Boycottautismspeaks: Communicating a Counternarrative through Cyberactivism" 
2015 Erin McAloon, “Privacy Boundaries and Visible Disabilites”

Top Student Paper Award

Year Award Winner
2020 Benjamin W. Mann, "Theorizing Intersectional Stigma Management Communication at the Crossroads: LGBTQIA+ and Autistic Subjectivities"
2019 Brooks Oglesby, "The Veiled Productions of Debility in Professional Wrestling"
2018 Jessica Rauchberg, "'I Promise I'm Not Stupid': An Autoethnographic Interrogation of Learning Disabilities and the Social Construction of Academic Identity"
2017 Hillary Ash, "Bound by Heredity: Disability and Reproductive Justice in "Buck v. Bell"
2016 Brandon Fletcher, "Parrhesia's Parrhesia: Tropological Labor of the Dys-/Disarticulate" 
2015 Isaac Remier and Patrick Seick, “The Intersection of Disability: A Co-constructed Autoethnography of Friendship”

Jim Ferris Award for Outstanding Achievement in Disability Communication

Year Award Winner
2020 Beth Haller
2019 James L. Cherney
2018 No Nominations
2017 Kurt Lindemann
2016 Simi Linton
2015 Dawn Braithwaite and Theresa Thompson