Member News and Notes

NCA Member News
December 14, 2021

In the Media

Kurt Braddock, American University, weighed in on a Vice article about the group rituals that some Capitol rioters held in the D.C. Correctional Treatment Facility developed. 

In the Quad-City Times, Richard Cherwitz, University of Texas at Austin, examined Democratic messaging related to the infrastructure bill and the disagreements among leading Democrats.  

In Psychology Today, Elizabeth Dorrance Hall, Michigan State University, described strategies for coping with another isolated winter, including seeking social support.

Lanier Holt, The Ohio State University, commented to U.S. News and World Report on how former President Trump’s Facebook posts enflamed reports about possible violence in Minneapolis last year.

In The Conversation, Jaqueline McLeod Rogers, University of Winnipeg, argued that citizen interest in and support of large-scale geoengineering projects is necessary to combat climate change. 

On WKYT, Nicky Lewis, University of Kentucky, spoke about how TikTok trends spread. 

E. Michele Ramsey, Penn State Berks, discussed fears related to Halloween with

Kristina Scharp, University of Washington, explained family estrangement in The Conversation.

On CNN, Alcides Velasquez, University of Kansas, discussed how TikTok has provided a way for members of the Latinx community to connect online.

Benjamin Warner, University of Missouri, spoke with the Washington Post about how a person’s death can magnify familial tensions around getting vaccinated against COVID-19. 

On WITF, Dannagal Young, University of Delaware, weighed in on the spread of misinformation online. Young also commented to WBOI on how Fox News host Tucker Carlson has spread conspiracy theories about the January 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol. 

New Books 

Rona Tamiko Halualani, Intercultural Communication: A Critical Perspective, Second Edition (San Diego, CA: Cognella, 2022). ISBN: 978-1-7935-1946-7.