Death and Dying Division

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The Death and Dying Division of the National Communication Association (NCA) supports the communication-oriented study of death, dying, and bereavement.

We believe death is truly an interdisciplinary research focus and welcome scholars from all adjacent disciplines. Our mission is to promote research, teaching, and community engagement related to the intersection of communication, death, dying, end-of-life, bereavement, and life/death, inclusive of all methodologies and epistemologies.


2024 Interest Group Leadership

  • Chair: Laura Bruns
  • Vice Chair: Colleen Campbell Pendleton
  • Vice Chair-Elect: Cheyenne Zaremba
  • Secretary: Emily Scheinfeld
  • Lead Archivist: Stephonson Brooks Whitestone
  • Pedagogy and Andragogy Chair: Mike Alvarez
  • Graduate Student Representative
    • J.J. Jones
    • Jillian Rosa


2024 NCA Positions

  • Legislative Assembly

    • Laura Bruns
    • Colleen Campbell Pendleton
  • NCA Nominating Committee

    • Cheyenne Zaremba


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