Communication as Social Construction Division

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Members of the Communication as Social Construction (CASC) Division are committed to promoting conversation and community among scholars whose work advances the idea that communication creates and recreates social worlds through interaction. CASC scholars acknowledge communication processes as central to academic inquiry and practice with recognition of the transformative potential of communication teaching and research. The division is interested in topics related to social constructions of identity and relationships, discord and transformative conflict, and social constructions of the contexts we live in today. Examples of socially constructed contexts to examine may include relationships, media, technology, health, and organizations, the classroom, and culture. We welcome a variety of methodological approaches and submission types such as individual papers or panel discussions. We also acknowledge achievements in excellence by awarding top paper awards in our division. For more information please visit our Facebook page at Communication as Social Construction (NCA).

2023 Interest Group Leadership

  • Chair: Sally Hastings, University of Central Florida
  • Vice Chair: Jake Watson, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Vice Chair-Elect: Katya Lukianova, Kettering Foundation
  • Immediate Past Chair: Natasha Rascon, Indiana State University
  • Secretary: Kara Laskowski, Shippensburg University
  • Treasurer: Jacob Valov, University of Wisconsin-Madison

2023 NCA Positions

  • Legislative Assembly
    • Sally Hastings
    • Natasha Rascon
  • Nominating Committee
    • Sally Hastings
  • Convention Paper Reviewers
    • Jake Watson
    • Natasha Rascon
    • Stacy Smulowitz
    • Kara Laskowski
    • Kelly Tenzek
    • Elizabeth Minel

CSCD Membership 

*Official count taken each January.

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


Convention Resources

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


Interest Group Election