Conference Activity

Recent Conference Presentations and Awards of Note

Jordin Clark at WSCA

2017 Western States Communication Association Convention

Dr. Katie Gibson: “Memetic Celebration and ‘The Notorious R.B.G.’: Reimagining Feminist Dissent and Mobilizing Feminist Practice.”
~Top Paper, Organization for Research on Women and Communication

Hailey Otis: “Fat, Queer, and Visible: Tess Holliday and the Queering of Fat Acceptance Rhetoric.”
~Top Paper Panel, Organization for Research on Women and Communication

Jordin Clark: “Protesting Power Structures: Bodies in Space during the Black Friday Protest.”
~Top Paper Panel, Freedom of Expression and Political Communication


2017 National Communication Association Convention

Dr. Tom Dunn: New Investigator Award from NCA’s Critical Cultural Studies Division

Dr. Allison Prasch: Golden Anniversary Monograph Award

~“Toward a Rhetorical Theory of Deixis,” Quarterly Journal of Speech 102, no. 2 (2016): 166-193.

Dr. Karrin Anderson: “Political Pornification Gone Global: Teresa Rodreguez as Fungible Object in the Spanish Regional Elections.”

~ Political Communication Division Top Paper Panel (coathored with Ignacio Moreno) 

Dr. Elizabeth Williams: Outstanding Edited Volume Award from the Organization Communication Division

Hailey Otis: “An Inflammatory Femme and a Queer Black Feminist Form: Ashleigh Shackelford’s Queering of Fat Activism Through the Polemic.”

~Top Paper Panel Award, Feminist and Women’s Studies Division 


2018 Western States Communication Association Convention

Dr. Elizabeth Williams, co-authored with Andrew Ishak: “Exploring the Mindsets of Resilience in High Reliability Organizations”

~Top Paper Award from the Communication Theory and Research Interest Group

Jed Chalupa: ““Scapegoating to Preserve Hegemonic Ideology: An Examination of Criminal Minds’ Representation of Sex Work as a Means of Hegemonic Maintenance.”

~Top Paper Panel in ORWAC Division

Hayley Blonsley: “Facing the Rise of Modern Fascism: Disrobing White Supremacy in the Alt-Right Movement”

~Top Paper Panel in the Freedom of Expression and Political Communication Division for WSCA

Upcoming Conferences/Calls for Submission

 2017 National Communication Association Convention (Dallas, TX)
2018 Western States Communication Association Convention (Santa Clara, CA)
2018 Rhetoric Society of America 18th Biennial Conference (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Calls for Submissions
  • Submission Deadline: July 15, 2017
  • Conference Date: May 31-June 3, 2018
  • Note: this conference accepts individual paper abstract submissions, in addition to panel submissions
2018 Rhetoric and the New Fascism Conference (Texas A&M University; College Station, TX)
2018 Society for Cinema and Media Studies
2018 International Communication Association Conference (Prague, Czech Republic) 
2018 Aspen Conference
2018 International Association for Relationship Research (Fort Collins, Colo.)
2018 Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender Annual Conference (South Lake Tahoe, NV)