Critical and Cultural Studies Division

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The Critical and Cultural Studies Division views communication and culture as mutually constitutive, and we are dedicated to fostering critical and interdisciplinary approaches to a broad range of topics. The division regards critical and cultural work as both organic and emergent. As such, we embrace diverse methodologies and heterogeneous theoretical perspectives. Our members privilege studying languages of knowledge, power. and disciplinarity, questioning how these components shape cultural and social practices across historical contexts, in “everyday life,” and in the classroom. We champion work that scrutinizes how discourses and practices impact individuals and communities, embodies insightful interpretation, and generates productive theorizing. Moreover, we are committed to the premise that teaching and scholarship are powerful tools for fostering social justice and promoting social change, in the academy and beyond.

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2024 Interest Group Leadership

  • Chair: Robert Mejia, University of Southern California
  • Vice Chair: Marina Levina, The University of Memphis
  • Vice Chair-Elect: Manoucheka Celeste, University of Illinois Chicago
  • Immediate Past Chair: Bryan J. McCann, Louisiana State University
  • Secretary: Jess Rauchberg, Seton Hall University
  • Awards Committee Chair: Manoucheka Celeste, University of Illinois Chicago
  • Gradudate Student Representative: Dakota Sandras, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


2024 NCA Positions

  • Legislative Assembly
    • Robert Mejia, University of Southern California
    • Marina Levina, The University of Memphis
    • Manoucheka Celeste, University of Illinois Chicago
    • Dakota Sandras, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Nominating Committee
    • Bryan J. McCann, Louisiana State University

CCSD Membership (2013-2024) 

*Official count taken each January.


Call for Nominations
Business Meeting Minutes


Interest Group Election