International and Intercultural Communication Division

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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Distinguished Scholar Award

Year Award Winner
2023 David Oh
  Ahmet Atay
2022 Stephen Croucher
2021 Bernadette M. Calafell
  Gust A. Yep

Ralph Cooley Top Paper Award

Year Award Winner
2023 Laura Puentes, "Colombia is Women That Resist: Collaging the Colombian Map Through Black Feminist Cartography"
2022 Tomide Oloruntobi, Anh Alan Tuan Nguyen, and Shinsuke Eguchi, "Interrogating Transnationalities: Collaborative Autoethnography of Becoming and Being 'International' in the Academic-Industrial Complex
2021 Tomide Oloruntobi, "Revisiting Cross-Cultural Adaptation: An Embodied Approach"
2020 Haneen Ghabra, "Don’t Say His Name: The Terror Attacks in New Zealand and White Allyship as Strategic, Invisible and Imaginary"
2017 Shinsuke Eguchi, "'It's Gross!': Queer (Im)Possibilities of Sticky Rice in Yellow Fever"
2016 Elisabeth Gareis and Ardalan Jalayer
2015 Anis Rahman, “State Broadcasting in Transition: The Challenges of Public Media in Bangladesh”
2014 Jolene Fisher, “Playing with Empowerment: International Development and Mobile Phone Games”
2013 Kelly McKay-Semmler, Shane Semmler, and Young Yun Kim, “Local Media Cultivation of Host Community Attitudes in Plainstown, USA”
2012 Katie Striley and Shannon Lawson, “Communication Orientations of Privilege: How White Discourses of Unity and Disunity (De)Construct the Aboriginal ‘Other’”

Top Competitive Scholar Paper Award

Year Award Winner
2023 Chelsea Velez and Jennifer Sandoval, "Communication accommodation in the Puerto Rican Diaspora in Central Florida"
  Santhosh Chandrashekar, "Critical Intercultural Communication and Indigeneity in the Position of the Unthought"
  Kareem R. El Damanhour, "Framing the Nile Dam Crisis: Exploring Proximity's Influence on CGTN, AJE, and BBC's Coverage"
  Hunter Fine, "Intercultural Communication and Austronesian Seafaring: Settler Colonialism and Decolonization in Micronesia and Oceania"
2017 Srividya Ramasubramanian and Caitlin Miles, "Cross-National Comparative News Framing Analysis of the Syrian Refugee Crisis: Arabic versus English Newspapers"
  Shinsuke Eguchi, "'It's Gross!': Queer (Im)Possibilities of Sticky Rice in Yellow Fever"
  Robert J. Razzante and Mark P. Orbe, "Two Sides of the Same Coin: Conceptualizing Dominant Group Theory in the Context of Co-Cultural Theory"
  China C. Billotte Verhoff, Steven R. Wilson, Cen Yue, Elizabeth Dorrance Hall and Jenna McNallie, "The Effect of Seeking Advice and Advice Quality on College Adjustment for U.S. and Chinese First-Year Students: An Intergroup and Acculturative Approach"
2016 Kenon Brown and Andrew Billings, "Assessing National Identification: Toward a More Cohesive and Robust Measurement"
  Lore/tta LeMaster, "Performing Ambiguity: Intersectionality and Queer Failure" 
  Susana Martinez Guillem, "Precarious Privilege: The Civic Callings of Cultural Critique" 
  Elisabeth Gareis and Ardalan Jalayer, "U.S. and East-Asian Student Interaction: Effect on Stereotypes and Other Variables Influencing Friendship Formation"
2015 Fatima Zahrae Chrifi Alaoui, “Gendered Uprising, Communicating Embodied Resistance through the Arab eBody Politic”
  David C. Oh and Anna Wong Lowe, “Deconstruction, semiotic excess, and obtuse meaning in Lost in Translation”
  Patrick Shaou-Whea Dodge and Lisa Keranen, “Tradition and Modernity on the Rooftop of the World: Sixty Years of ‘Peaceful Liberation’ at the Tibet Museum in Lhasa”
2014 Susan Novak, “Counter Cultural Myths of Soldier Heroes and the Great Patriotic War: Anna Politkovskaya’s Chechen War Reporting”
  Sun Kyong Lee, “Advancing a Theory of Cross-Cultural Adaption: A Proposal of a New Construct for Specification of Levels and Measurements in the Model”
  Jieyoung Kong, “Moving beyond the Anthropos and Reclaiming the Geo in Intercultural Communication”
  Melissa L. Curtin, “Language & Identity in the U.S. and Taiwan: Negotiating Language, Power, and Differential Belonging”
2013 Kelly McKay-Semmler, Shane Semmler, and Young Yun Kim, “Local Media Cultivation of Host Community Attitudes in Plainstown, USA”
  Chad Nelson, “Humanizing Rhetorics as a Response to Oppression: A Critical Reading of a Collection of Chican@ Literature”
  Laura Janusik and Shaughan Keaton, “Towards Developing a Cross-Cultural Metacognition Scale for Listening in the First Language (L1) Contexts: The Metacognitive Listening Scale”
  Anjana Mudambi, “Constituting the Collective Subject: A Critical Discourse Analysis of South Asian American Bloggers’ Engagement with Immigration Discourse”
2012 Khadidiatou Ndiaye, Elvira Elek, Masaki Matsunaga, Michael Hecht, “Acculturation, Ethnic Identification, Language Use, and Risk Behaviors among Mexican-heritage Preadolescents”
  Sarah Upton, “Sustainable Volunteerism: A Model for Anticolonialist Approaches to Volunteering”
  Mary Grace Anthony, “Thank You for Calling: ‘Accents and Authenticity on NBC’s ‘Outsourced’”
  Yea-Wen Chen and Mary Jane Collier, “Neoliberalism and (Im)possibilities of Social Justice Philanthropy in Two Identity-Based Nonprofit Organizations

Top Competitive Student Paper Award

Year Award Winner
2023 Laura Puentes, "Colombia is Women That Resist: Collaging the Colombian Map Through Black Feminist Cartography"
  Soham Sen, "Interpreting Mauka Mauka as a Call for Freedom in Modi’s India"
  Tomide Oloruntobi and Sandra Freda Wood, "Teaching while Black/African: A Collaborative Interrogation of Race and Pedagogy"
  Sarah Dweik, "في النهاية أنا حر Reflecting Upon Language as a Gateway to New Worlds"
2021 Tomide Oloruntobi,"Revisiting Cross-Cultural Adaptation: An Embodied Approach"
  Marco Dehnert,"Emotional Investments: Making Sense of International Students’ Experiences with U.S. Customs and Border Protection"
  Carsyn Jane Endres,"'Since I did it you can too': Comprehending the Impact of Racially Dissimilar Mentoring"
  Sarah Dweik,"It is Scary Because It is Real: Experiencing Like Twenty Impossibles as a Horror Film"
2020 Kholofelo Theledi, "WhatsApping the Rainbow Nation: Messenger Applications and the Construction of National Identity in Post-1994 South Africa"
  Austin Williams Miller, "The Unmaking of Queer Life: Understanding Social Conversion Therapy through the Changed Movement"
  Seonah Kim, "Heterogeneous Whiteness: Globalized Examination of White Ethnic Representations in Korean Media"
  Doris Acheme and Kyle A. Hammonds, "A Voice for the Voiceless: Hip-Hop as a Strategy for Open Political Communication"
2019 Valentina Aduen, "Communicating about Refugees: A Counter-Discourse as Participatory Communication in an International Public Sphere"
  Angela San Luis Labador, "Pain, Borders, and Migration: The Other (Embodied) Side of Immigration Ma"
  Nathaniel Curran, "Neoliberalism from Above and Cosmopolitanism from Below: An Intercultural Meetup Group in the United States"
  Randall Fowler, "Reagan on Palestine: Hero’s Foil"
2018 Kelly Kehoe, "Every Second Counts": International Carnivalesque Humor as a Resistance Strategy Against President Trump's "America First" Rhetoric"
  Tracy Tinga, "Ghosts of Afro Pessimism Within Shifting Narratives of the African Continent"
  Mick Brewer, "On Transcultural Aesthetics: Sapeurs Playing the Postcolonial System through Playing with Fashion"
  Noor Ghazal Aswad, Redemptive narratives of rejection in Nikki Haley's discourse on Syrian refugees"
2017 Emi Kanemoto, "Exploring Subject Position of Miss Universe Japan: Is She Japanese Enough?"
  Jose R. Castro Sotomayor, "Reflecting Upon Inter-Field Conversations: Interculutral and Environmental Communication Crossroads"
  Stefanie Z. Demetriades, "The 'Boy in the Ambulance' and Cosmopolitan Dimensions of Virality: Understanding ISIS' Provincial Propaganda"
  Kareem El Damanhoury, "A Visual Framing Analysis of Wilayat Sinai's Imagery in 2016"
2016 Dhiman Chattopadhyay, "Beautiful Forever: Positionality, motives, identity and otherization in cultural narratives – emerging discourses in online intercultural communication platforms"
  Mark Beekman, "Decolonial Research Methodologies: A Needed Approach to Contemporary Acculturation Scholarship"
  Nathaniel Laywine, "Discourses of Power, Altruism and the Self within the Practice of International Volunteerism"
  Tracy Tinga, "Engaging with norms of international news reporting on Kenyan Twittersphere"
  Shermineh Davari Zanjani, "People's perception about each other based on mediated messages-Iran and U.S."
2015 Anis Rahman, “State Broadcasting in Transition: The Challenges of Public Media in Bangladesh”
  Dhiman Chattopadhyay, “’No good girl walks home alone at night’: Can comic book narratives create social awareness and influence attitudes about rape victims in India? Case study of India’s first augments reality comic book Priya’s Shakti”
  Bobbi Van Gilder and Roni K. Jackson, “The Oklahoma Affirmative Action Ban Amendment: A Dialogic Analysis of Equal Opportunity Discourse in Oklahoma”
  Kareem El Damanhoury, “In-Film Product Placement: An Emergent Advertising Technique Comparative Analysis between Top Hollywood and Egyptian Films 2010-2013”
  Wan-Lin Chang and Ashley Thomas, “Cultural Factors in Taiwan that Influence Mother-Daughter Breast Cancer Communication and Mother Self-Disclosure”
2014 Jolene Fisher, “Playing with Empowerment: International Development and Mobile Phone Games”
  Rebecca Friedberg, “Disrupting Dualities: Opening Opportunities for Multiplicity- What Intercultural Communication Scholars Can Do to Create Spaces of Resistance”
  Shui-yin Yam and Ling Yang, “Intercontextuality and Human Rights Discourse: Edward Snowden in Hong Kong and the Local Deployment of Human Right Tropes”
  Katie Day Good, “Pen Pals and Messenger Dolls: Intercultural Media Exchange in a Historical and Materialist Perspective”
2013 Brett Labbe, “Global Flows and Cultural ‘Waves’: Burma’s Local in the Context of Globalization”
  Sara Lee, Jonathan Birkel, and John Oirya, “Cultural Transformer on Sexual Behavior, Body Image, Violence, and Language: A Study of the Effects of American Movies on International Individuals”
  Mia Kamal, “Reductionist Journalists? A Cross-National Analysis of Frames Used for Immigrants”
  Claire Lee, and Ji-Hyun Ahn, “Your National Identity Will Be Televised: Television Viewing and New Media Use among South Korean International Students in the United States”
2012 Katie Striley and Shannon Lawson, “Communication Orientations of Privilege: How White Discourses of Unity and Disunity (De)Construct the Aboriginal ‘Other’”

Best Co-Authored Book Award

Year Award Winner
2015 Devika Chawla, Home, Uprooted: Oral Histories of India’s Partition (Fordham Press, 2014)
2014 Miriam Sobré- Denton and Nilanjana Bardhan, Cultivating Cosmopolitanism for Intercultural Communication (Routledge Press, 2013)
2013 Daniel Leonard Bernardi, Pauline Hope Cheong, Chris Lundry, and Scott W. Ruston, Narrative Landmines: Rumors, Islamist Extremism, and the Struggle for Strategic Influence (Rutgers University Press, 2012)
2012 Mark Orbe, Communication Realities in a “Post Racial” Society: What the U.S. Public Really Thinks About Barack Obama (Lexington Books, 2012)

Best Co-Edited Book Award

Year Award Winner
2020 Dawn Marie D. McIntosh, Dreama G. Moon, and Thomas K. Nakayama, Interrogating the Communicative Power of Whiteness (Routledge, 2018)
2017 Kathryn Sorrells and Sachi Sekimoto, Globalizing Intercultural Communication: A Reader (SAGE Publications Inc, 2015)
2015 Cui Litang and Michael Prosser, Social Media in Asia (Dignity Press, 2014)
2014 Renee Heath, Courtney Vail Fletcher, and Ricardo V. Munoz, Understanding Occupy from Wall Street to Portland: Applied Studies in Communication Theory (Lexington, 2013)
2013 Nilanjana Bardhan and Mark P. Orbe, Identity Research and Communication (Lexington Books)

Best Article or Chapter Award

Year Award Winner
2023 Tomide Oloruntobi, "Revisiting Cross-Cultural Adaptation: An Embodied Approach"
  Terrie Siang-Ting Wong, "Crazy, rich, when Asian: Yellow face ambivalence and mockery in Crazy Rich Asians" 
2022 Dr. Mia Fischer & Dr. K. Mohrman, "Multicultural Integration in Germany: Race, Religion, and the Mesut Özil Controversy," published in the Journal of International and Intercultural Communication in 2021. 
  Dr. Lamiyah Bahrainwala, "Shithole Rhetorics," published in the Journal of International and Intercultural Communication in 2021. 
2021 Nthemba C. Mutua-Mambo,"Living in a Liminal Space: Feminist and LGBT Alliances in Kenya"
2020 Benjamin J. Broome, Ian Derk, Robert J. Razzante, Elena Steiner, Jameien Taylor, and Erin Zamora, "Building an Inclusive Climate for Intercultural Dialogue: A Participant-Generated Framework" Negotiation and Conflict Management Research (2019)
2017 Shinsuke Eguchi and Godfried Asante, "Disidentifications revisited: Queer(y)ing intercultural communication theory" Communication Theory, 26(2016), 171-189.
  S. Lily Mendoza and Etsuko Kinefuchi, "Two Stories, One Vision: A Plea for an Ecological Turn in Intercultural Communication," Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, 9:4, 275-294.
2016 Antonio Tomas De La Garza and Kent Ono, "Retheorizing Adaption: Differential Adaption and Critical Intercultural Communication," Journal of International and Intercultural Communication 8 (2015): 269-289
2015 Sachi Sekimoto, “Transnational Asia: Dis/orienting Identity in the Globalized World,” Communication Quarterly 64 (2014): 381-398
2014 Susana Martínez Guillem, “The Dialectics of Multiculturalism: Constructing ‘New Citizens’ in Spanish Public Broadcasting,” European Journal of Cultural Studies 16 (2013): 620-639
2013 Benjamin J. Broome and Mary Jane Collier, “Culture, Communication, and Peacebuilding: A Reflexive Multi-Dimensional Contextual Framework,” Journal of International and Intercultural Communication 5 (2012): 245-269
2012 Kevin Coe and Rico Neumann, “International Identity in Theory and Practice: The Case of the Modern American Presidency,” Communication Monographs 78 (2011): 139-161

Best Dissertation and/or Master’s Thesis Award

Year Award Winner
2023 Maria Celeste Wagner, "Responding to Media Coverage of Gender-Based Violence in Argentina and the United States: A Mixed Methods Study of the Intersecting Roles of Gender, Class, and Racialized Ethnicity Among General and Activist Publics"
2020 Zhao Ding, "Resisting the Victimization: Examining Ideological Tensions of Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Transnationality among First-Generation Chinese Migrant Women in U.S. Academia"
2018 Dissertation- Shadee Abdi, "Navigating the (Im)Perfect Performance of Queer Iranian-American Identity"
2018 Thesis- Alice Fernari, "Homesick or Sick-of-Home?: Examining the Effect of Reentry Shock on Student' Self-Disclosure"
2017 Shuzen Huang, "Post-Oppositional Queer Politics and the Non-Confrontational Negotiation of Queer Desires in Contemporary China"
2016 Laura V. Martinez
2016 Eun Young Lee
2015 Vanessa Marr, “Growing ‘Homeplace’ in Critical Service-Learning: An Urban Womanist Pedagogy”
2014 Harsh Taneja, “Media Consumption on the World Wide Web: Integrating Theories of Media Choice and Global Media Flows to Explain Global Cultural Consumption”
2014 Yi Zhu, “Face, its Correlates, ‘Reticence,’ and Alienation: The Communication of Chinese International Students in the U.S. Classroom”
2013 Joshua Hoops, “the Spatialization of Whiteness in Migrant Farm Communities in Washington State”
2013 Jenna N. Hanchey, “A Postcolonial Analysis of Peace Corps Volunteer Narratives: The Political Construction of the Volunteer, Her Work, and Her Relationship to the ‘Host Country National’”
2012 Fahed Al-Sumait, “Contested Discourses on Arab Democratization in the United States and Kuwait”

Best Book Award

Year Award Winner
2022 Dr. Raquel de Souza Moreira Portilho, Bitches Unleashed: Performance and Embodied Politics in Favela Funk published by Peter Lang in 2021.
2021 No award given
2020 Sarah Bishop, Undocumented Storytellers: Narrating the Immigrant Rights Movement
2018 Hsin-I Sydney Yeuh, Identify Politics and Popular Culture in Taiwan: A Sajao Generation
2017 Sarah Bishop, U.S. Media and Migration: Refugee Oral Histories
2016 Todd L. Sandel                                                                                                                                                                                     

Top Faculty Paper 

Year Award Winner
2021 Eddah Mbula Mutua & Dongjing Kang,"Making Transcultural Identities in Global Racial Justice Events"
  David C. Oh & Min Wha Han,"Globalization from Above and Below: Rejecting Superficial Multiculturalism and Igniting Anti-Korean Sentiment in Japan"
  Elizabeth S. Parks & Jesús Calderón,"Bimodal Multilingual Education: Recognizing the Linguistic Resources of a Diverse Deaf World"
  Mackensie C. Minniear & Annabelle Atkin,"Exploring Multiracial Identity, Demographics, and the First Period Identity Crisis: The Role of the 2020 United States Census in Promoting Monocentric Norms"
2020 Haneen Ghabra, "Don’t Say His Name: The Terror Attacks in New Zealand and White Allyship as Strategic, Invisible and Imaginary"
  Mark P. Orbe, "The Normative Nature of Racial Microaggressions in the Legal Field: Exploring the Communicative Experiences of Attorneys of Color" 
  David C. Oh, "White survival in Southeast Asia: No Escape and The Impossible"
  Greg J. Niedt, "Urban Polyglossia: Towards a Semiotics of Intercultural Communication in the City"
2019 Mary Bresnahan, Xiaodi Yan, Yi Zhu, and Syed Ali Hussain, "Nostalgia Narratives: Can They Improve Attitudes toward Muslim Immigrants?"
  Susana Martinez Guillem, "Surviving Politics in/through Institutional Spaces: Podemos’ Parliamentary Performances"
  Victoria Newsom, Michelle Yeung, and Lara Lengel, "The Digital Reflexivity of Post 9-11 Public Diplomacy: Survivor Stories, Strategic Narratives, and Islamophobic Politics"
  Ning Liu and Yan Bing Zhang, "U.S. Students’ Perceptions of a Target Chinese International Student on Facebook: Testing the Effects of Warranting Theory"
2018 Benjamin J. Broome, Ian Kenna Derk, Robert J. Razzante, Elena Steiner, Jay R. Taylor, and Aaron Gabriel Zamora, "Building an Inclusive Climate for Intercultural Dialogue: A PArticipant- Generated Framework"
  Robert J. Razzante, Mark P. Orbe, and Robin Boylorn, "Embracing Intersectionailty in Co-Cultural and Dominant Group Theorizing: Implications for Theory, Research, and Pedagogy"                                                                                                                                                                          
  Mary Jiand Bresnahan, Yi Zhu, Xiaodi Yan, and Syed Hussain, "The Impact of Narratives on Attitudes toward Muslim Immigrants in the U.S."
  Audra Nuru, Marucs Jerome Coleman, and Loren Saxton Coleman, "You just can't trust them" Exploring the memorable messages Costsa Rican natives recall about race"

Early Career Award

Year Award Winner
2022 Godfried Asante