Communication Scholars On The Road
Our faculty and graduate students are busy delivering lectures, participating in symposia, and presenting at conferences in a wide variety of locations. Here's a sample of our department members' travels during 2013:
Prof. Donal Carbaugh traveled to St. Louis University to deliver the keynote address, "Interculturality Gone Haywire: Intercultural Misunderstandings in the News," for Perspectives on Interculturality, February 28.
Prof. Mari Castañeda traveled to New York City to participate in the NYU screening of Latinos beyond Reel, a new documentary from the Media Education Foundation, March 5.
Graduate student Xima Avalos presented her paper titled "Los Cuarons y Cocaine Tambien" at the UMass Graduate History Association Conference, "Completing Visions: Changing Landscapes in the Past, Present, and Future," March 9.
Prof. Anne Ciecko traveled to Chicago to present at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference, March 6-10.
Graduate Student Rachel Thibault also attended this year's Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference in Chicago, and presented her paper, "Women, Film Blogging, and the Cinephilia of Interruptions."
Graduate student Paige Mustain presented her paper, "Perpetuating Inequality: Youth and Digital Exclusion," at the "Voices of Resistance: Communication and Social Justice Communication Research and Discourse" conference at Penn State University, March 16.
Prof. Mari Castañeda traveled to San Antonio, Texas, to present at the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies annual Conference, March 20-24.
Prof. Mari Castañeda traveled to Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, to present at the inaugural Faculty Women of Color in the Academy (FWCA) National Conference, April 2-5.
Graduate Student Lily Herakova was featured on two teaching focused panels at the Central States Communication Association Convention: "Diverse (Im)Possibilities, Teaching Ideas, and Activities for Seemingly Homogenous Groups of Students: Applying Intercultural Communication Concepts in any Classroom" and "Disturbing the Self: Learning about Identity (Construction)," April 2-7, Kansas City, Missouri.
Profs. Anne Ciecko, Marty Norden, Leda Cooks, Mari Castañeda, Demetria Shabazz, and Martha Fuentes-Bautista, graduate students Emily Polk and Lily Herakova, and graduate program alum Eve Ng presented work at the "Mediating Public Spheres: Genealogies of Feminist Knowledge in the Digital Age" symposium at the Five College Women’s Studies Research Center, April 4-6.
Prof. Sut Jhally gave a talk at Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado, and then went on to the Media Reform Conference in Denver the week of April 8 to show the Media Education Foundation film, Race, Power, & American Sports, with Dave Zirin.
Graduate student Dijana Jelaca presented a paper titled "The Birth of /Queer/ Nations" at the Homonationalism and Pinkwashing Conference at CUNY, New York, April 10-11.
Prof. Sut Jhally spoke at a conference at Harvard Law School entitled "Deep Capture: Psychology, Public Relations, Democracy and Law" on April 13.
Prof. Mari Castañeda traveled to Minneapolis, MN, to present at the symposium, "Keeping our Faculty of Color: Transforming Our Institutions, Advancing Inclusive Excellence Among Faculty in Higher Education," April 14-17.
Prof. Lynn Phillips traveled to the University of San Francisco to screen her Media Education Foundation film, Flirting with Danger: Power and Choice in Heterosexual Relationships, at the Department of Media Studies and the Gender and Sexuality Center, April 15.
Prof. Sut Jhally spoke at Concordia University in Chicago on April 17.
Prof. Lisa Henderson delivered the Eric Schocket Memorial Lecture on Class and Culture at Hampshire College, April 18. Her lecture was titled "Queers and Class: Toward a Cultural Politics of Love and Solidarity."
Prof. Lisa Henderson gave a reading and book signing for Love and Money: Queers, Class and Cultural Production at Giovanni's Room, 12th and Spruce St., Philadelphia, on April 22.
Prof. Lisa Henderson was a guest author at the Feminist and Queer Book Salon at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, April 30.
Prof. Claudio Moreira was a participant in the 9th annual International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 15-18.
Prof. Lisa Henderson participated in meetings of the Canadian Communication Association, University of Victoria, British Columbia, June 5-7.
Prof. Emily West gave a conference presentation, "Going Public: Media Portrayals of the End of Life," at the Canadian Communication Association, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, June 6.
Prof. Donal Carbaugh delivered a presentation titled "Words and 'Wilderness'" at the Communication and the Environment conference, Uppsala, Sweden, June 8.
Prof. Lisa Henderson participated in meetings of the International Communication Association, London, UK, June 17-21.
Prof. Emily West delivered a pre-conference presentation, "The Crowdsourced Brand: The Blurring Between Consumer 'Empowerment' and Activism," at the Beyond the Brand Pre-Conference, International Communication Association annual conference, London, UK, June 17.
Prof. Lynn Phillips screened and discussed the documentary film Flirting with Danger: Power and Choice in Heterosexual Relationships at the International Communication Association conference, London, UK, June 18.
Prof. Emily West delivered a conference presentation, "'Sexy-Fit Femininity': The New Cheerleader as Post-Feminist Icon" (co-authored with Laura Grindstaff), at the International Communication Association conference, London, UK, June 18.
Prof. Lisa Henderson participated on a symposium panel, "Feminist Thought in Cold Neoliberal Times," Goldsmiths, University of London, UK, June 21.
Prof. Gonen Dori-Hacohen delivered presentations titled "The Israeli Term for Talk 'Tokbek' and Its Relevance to the Online Pubic Sphere" and "Overall structural Organization of Phone-Ins in Two Countries and Their Relations to Societal Norms" at the International Communication Association annual meeting, London, UK, June 19-21.
Prof. Lynn Phillips screened and discussed the documentary film, Flirting with Danger: Power and Choice in Heterosexual Relationships, at the Console-ing Passion Conference, Leicester, UK, June 22.
Prof. Lynn Phillips was interviewed by New England Public Radio about sexual violence on college campuses. To listen to the interview, please click here.
Prof. Lisa Henderson will present a seminar on Queer Theory and Methodologies at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark on September 26.
Prof. Lisa Henderson will be resident scholar and public lecturer from October 1-15 at the School of Journalism and Communication, Chinese University of Hong Kong, and at Hong Kong Baptist University.
Prof. Donal Carbaugh will keynote a special NCA pre-conference event on November 20 in Washington DC that will honor the 25th anniversary of the publication of his first book, Talking American, and to discuss his forthcoming book on the news as (inter) cultural communication, "That's Not Funny!": Reporting Cultures on 60 Minutes. The event is titled "Talking Technology: New Directions in the Ethnography of Communication and Technology."