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Scholarship & Conference Activity

Graduate Student Scholarship

View recently published articles, award-winning conference papers, and notable public scholarship from Department of Communication Studies graduate students.



Mitch Combs

Article: “Consuming a settler colonial history: Frontier authenticity and the collective memory of the Fort”
Publication: Western Journal of Communication
Link: Coming Soon

Mitch Combs


Andrew Gilmore

Article: “Hong Kong’s Vehicles of Democracy: The Vernacular Monumentality of Buses During the Umbrella Revolution”
Publication: Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, 13, no. 3: 328-36
Link: Doi: 10.1080/17513057.2019.1646789

Chapter: “Urban Planning as Protest and Public Engagement: Reimagining Mong Kok as an Ecocity”
Book: Green Communication and China: On Crisis, Care, and Global Futures
Edited By: Jingfang Liu and Phaedra C. Pezzullo
Publisher: Michigan State University Press

Kristina M. Lee
Hailey Nicole Otis
Jade Young

Award-winning Conference Papers

2020 Western States Communication Association Convention
  • Andrew Gilmore: “United by (Manchester) United: Re-theorizing Intercultural and Interpersonal Communication for Sojourner Survival”
    Award: Top Paper Award in Communication Theory and Research 
  • Taylor Weigel: “Shifting Expectations: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Creation of an Enclaved Public Screen Through Instagram Stories”
    Award: Top Debut Paper in Rhetoric, Culture, and Advocacy
2019 National Communication Association Convention
2019 Western States Communication Association Convention

Upcoming Conferences & Call for Submissions

2021 RSA Summer Institute (Syracuse, NY – VIRTUAL)
  • Submission Deadline: Past
  • Conference Date: May 24 – June 4, 2021
2021 International Communication Association Conference (VIRTUAL)
2021 Aspen Conference (VIRTUAL)
2021 International Association for Relationship Research Main Conference (Imperial College – London, UK)
2021 8th European Communication Conference (Braga, Portugal [postponed from 2020])
2021 Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender Annual Conference (Norfolk, VA)
2021 National Communication Association Convention (Seattle, WA)
2022 Western States Communication Association Convention (Portland, OR)
2022 Society for Cinema and Media Studies (TBA)
2022 Rhetoric Society of America 20th Biennial Conference (Baltimore, MD)