NCA Member News and Notes
In the Media
Nick Brody, University of Puget Sound, provides commentary on cyberbullying by President Trump in an article in Statesman.
In Reading the Pictures, Cara Finnegan, University of Illinois, analyzes images depicting the Yellow Vest uprising in Paris, the Oval Office meeting between President Trump and Democratic leaders, and more.
Jennifer LeMesurier, Colgate University, examines the history of using textiles as a form of protest in an Academic Minute article.
Nicole Martins, Indiana University Bloomington, was quoted in a New York Times article about the return of the “Deal or No Deal” gameshow, which features female models and thus may be perceived as insensitive in the #MeToo era.
Craig Smith, Cal State University Long Beach, reminisces about his time as a speechwriter for President George H.W. Bush in an article by The Grunion.
On Citizens Critics, Mark Ward Sr., University of Houston-Victoria, explores the wedding cake as a symbol and as myth.
Jimmie Manning is now Chair and Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Andrew Spieldenner has been appointed North American delegate to the Program Coordinating Board of UNAIDS, Joint United Nations Program on HIV and AIDS.
Tiffany R. Wang has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure at the University of Montevallo.
Jennifer C. Dunn and Jimmie Manning, Transgressing Feminist Theory and Discourse: Advancing Conversations across Disciplines, Routledge, 2018, 0815381719.
Amanda Nell Edgar and Andre E. Johnson, The Struggle Over Black Lives Matter and All Lives Matter, Lexington Books, 2018, 978-1-4985-7205-7.
Sarah Bishop and Caryn Medved, both of the City University of New York-Baruch College, won the 2018 Stanley L. Saxton Applied Research Award for their work, “Competing Discourses, Relational Tensions, and Discursive Materiality: Parent-Child Communication in Mixed-Status Immigrant Families.” The award is sponsored by the Carl Couch Center for Social and Internet Research (www.cccsir.com).
Heidi Campbell, Texas A&M University, and Stephen Garner, Laidlaw College in Auckland, New Zealand, won the 2018 Clifford G. Christians Ethics Research Award for their book, Networked Theology: Negotiating Faith in Digital Culture. The award is sponsored by the Carl Couch Center for Social and Internet Research (www.cccsir.com).
Amber Johnson, St. Louis University, won the 2018 Ellis-Bochner Award for her work, “From Academe, to the Theatre, to the Streets: My Autocritography of Aesthetic Cleansing and Canonical Exception in the Wave of Ferguson.” The award is sponsored by the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction—NCA Affiliate.
Lynn Schofield Clark, University of Denver, and Regina Marchi, Rutgers University, won the 2018 James W. Carey Media Research Award for Young People and the Future of News. The award is sponsored by the Carl Couch Center for Social and Internet Research.
Michael Serazio, Boston College, won the 2018 Bruce E. Gronbeck Political Communication Research Award with his work, “Encoding the Paranoid Style in American politics: ‘Anti-establishment’ Discourse and Power in Contemporary Spin” (Critical Studies in Media Communication, Vol. 33, No. 2, pp. 181-194). The award is sponsored by the Carl Couch Center for Social and Internet Research (www.cccsir.com).
Mark Ward, Sr., University of Houston-Victoria, won the 2018 David R. Maines Narrative Research Award for his work, “The Dangers of Getting What You Wished For: What Do You Say to Evangelicals?” The award is sponsored by the Carl Couch Center for Social and Internet Research (www.cccsir.com).