International and Intercultural Communication Division

Interest Group Award

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Ralph Cooley Top Paper Award

Year Award Winner
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
2017 Srividya Ramasubramanian and Caitlin Miles, "Cross-National Comparative News Framing Analysis of the Syrian Refugee Crisis: Arabic versus English Newspapers"
2017 Shinsuke Eguchi, "'It's Gross!': Queer (Im)Possibilities of Sticky Rice in Yellow Fever"
2017 Robert J. Razzante and Mark P. Orbe, "Two Sides of the Same Coin: Conceptualizing Dominant Group Theory in the Context of Co-Cultural Theory"
2017 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"
2016 Benny LeMaster, "Performing Ambiguity: Intersectionality and Queer Failure" 
2016 Susana Martinez Guillem, "Precarious Privilege: The Civic Callings of Cultural Critique" 
2016 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”
2015 David C. Oh and Anna Wong Lowe, “Deconstruction, semiotic excess, and obtuse meaning in Lost in Translation”
2015 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”
2014 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”
2014 Jieyoung Kong, “Moving beyond the Anthropos and Reclaiming the Geo in Intercultural Communication”
2014 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”
2013 Chad Nelson, “Humanizing Rhetorics as a Response to Oppression: A Critical Reading of a Collection of Chican@ Literature”
2013 Laura Janusik and Shaughan Keaton, “Towards Developing a Cross-Cultural Metacognition Scale for Listening in the First Language (L1) Contexts: The Metacognitive Listening Scale”
2013 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”
2012 Sarah Upton, “Sustainable Volunteerism: A Model for Anticolonialist Approaches to Volunteering”
2012 Mary Grace Anthony, “Thank You for Calling: ‘Accents and Authenticity on NBC’s ‘Outsourced’”
2012 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
2018 Kelly Kehoe, "Every Second Counts": International Carnivalesque Humor as a Resistance Strategy Against President Trump's "America First" Rhetoric"
2018 Tracy Tinga, "Ghosts of Afro Pessimism Within Shifting Narratives of the African Continent"
2018 Mick Brewer, "On Transcultural Aesthetics: Sapeurs Playing the Postcolonial System through Playing with Fashion"
2018 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?"
2017 Jose R. Castro Sotomayor, "Reflecting Upon Inter-Field Conversations: Interculutral and Environmental Communication Crossroads"
2017 Stefanie Z. Demetriades, "The 'Boy in the Ambulance' and Cosmopolitan Dimensions of Virality: Understanding ISIS' Provincial Propaganda"
2017 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"
2016 Mark Beekman, "Decolonial Research Methodologies: A Needed Approach to Contemporary Acculturation Scholarship"
2016 Nathaniel Laywine, "Discourses of Power, Altruism and the Self within the Practice of International Volunteerism"
2016 Tracy Tinga, "Engaging with norms of international news reporting on Kenyan Twittersphere"
2016 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”
2015 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”
2015 Bobbi Van Gilder and Roni K. Jackson, “The Oklahoma Affirmative Action Ban Amendment: A Dialogic Analysis of Equal Opportunity Discourse in Oklahoma”
2015 Kareem El Damanhoury, “In-Film Product Placement: An Emergent Advertising Technique Comparative Analysis between Top Hollywood and Egyptian Films 2010-2013”
2015 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”
2014 Rebecca Friedberg, “Disrupting Dualities: Opening Opportunities for Multiplicity- What Intercultural Communication Scholars Can Do to Create Spaces of Resistance”
2014 Shui-yin Yam and Ling Yang, “Intercontextuality and Human Rights Discourse: Edward Snowden in Hong Kong and the Local Deployment of Human Right Tropes”
2014 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”
2013 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”
2013 Mia Kamal, “Reductionist Journalists? A Cross-National Analysis of Frames Used for Immigrants”
2013 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
2017 Kathryn Sorrells and Sachi Sekimoto, Globalizing Intercultural Communication: A Reader.
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
2017 Shinsuke Eguchi and Godfried Asante, "Disidentifications revisited: Queer(y)ing intercultural communication theory" Communication Theory, 26(2016), 171-189.
2017 S. Lily Mendoza and Etsuko Kinefuchi, "Two Stories, One Vision: A Plea for an Ecological Turn in Intercultural Communication"
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
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
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
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"
2018 Robert J. Razzante, Mark P. Orbe, and Robin Boylorn, "Embracing Intersectionailty in Co-Cultural and Dominant Group Theorizing: Implications for Theory, Research, and Pedagogy"                                                                                                                                                                          
2018 Mary Jiand Bresnahan, Yi Zhu, Xiaodi Yan, and Syed Hussain, "The Impact of Narratives on Attitudes toward Muslim Immigrants in the U.S."
2018 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"