Visual Communication Division

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The Visual Communication Division is concerned with inquiry into the visual from a number of perspectives, including rhetoric, media studies, intercultural communication, political communication, cultural studies, gender, and nonverbal communication. The objective of the unit is to advance theory, pedagogy, and understanding of visual meaning and form in texts and the communication process. Our programs seek to provide an arena for intersected concerns with visual aspects of communication among diverse areas of scholarship. Submissions to the unit must engage with theoretical aspects of the visual in some manner. We sponsor annual awards for published research in addition to top conference paper and top student paper awards.


Chair: Julianna Kirschner
Vice Chair: Brent Saindon
Vice Chair-Elect: Meredith Pruden
Immediate Past Chair: John Katsion
Secretary: Chandra Maldonado

Legislative Assembly
  • Julianna Kirschner
  • John Katison

107th Annual Convention -- Seattle, Washington -- November 18-21, 2021

Convention Calls
  • VCD Call -- Deadline March 31, 11:59 p.m. PST.
Award Calls
Buisness Meeting Minutes