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Serap Erincin received the National Communication Association, Best Debut Paper, First Place, in the "Theatre, Film and New Multi-media Division." Congratulations Serap.
Blake Paxton received a top paper award in NCA's Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Division. His article was titled "We Don't Talk Talk About Her: Students Interrogate Connections with Deceased Family Members" and was based on a project he completed with students in a section of his interpersonal communication course.
The study explored how participating in rituals that continue a relationship with the deceased in the classroom aids students in storytelling and creating memorializing rituals for the deceased within their families.
Michael LeVan was awarded the National Communication Association Performance Studies Division Distinguished Service Award in Washington, D.C. at this year's just concluded NCA! Congratulations Michael.
Ambar Basu has been appointed senior editor of Health Communication starting January 2014. Congrats Ambar!
Heather Curry's paper titled "Precarity, Community and Panhandling in Tampa Bay: Seeking a Theoretical Framework at the Local Scale," received top paper in the Philosophy of Communication Division at NCA. Congratulations Heather.
USF sweeps the NCA Ethnography Division Awards
Robin Boylorn was awarded “Best Monograph of 2013” for her book, Sweetwater: Black Women andNarratives of Resistance
Kristen Blinne was awarded “Best Article of 2013” for her article “Auto(erotic)ethnography,” published in Sexualities.
Laura L. Ellingson won Best Book Chapter for “Interview as Embodied Communication,” published in the Handbook of Interview Research.
Lisa M. Tillmann’s, documentary on LGBT civil rights, Remembering a Cool September, has won Best Audio/Visual Ethnograph.
Heather Curry has been recognized with the John T. Warren Award for Top Student Paper for “An Architecture of Erasure: Exploring Absences, Ruptures, Negotiations and Self-making in Families Organizing around Mental Illness.”
Tony Adams and Stacy Holman Jones have won the 2013 NCA Ethnography Division Award for Best Special Issue for their issue of Liminalities: "On Studying Ourselves and Others." Congratulations Tony and Stacy, and also to Michael LeVan, the editor of Liminalities. Along with Tony and Stacy, Keith Berry and Robin Boylorn both had articles in this issue.
Carolyn Ellis was awarded the Legacy Lifetime Award by the National Communication Association, Ethnography Division (Nominated by five members and honors a person whose work has exemplified living "the ethnographic life" and whose "ways of performing have consistently and passionately personified the spirit of the division.")
Stacy Holman Jones, Tony Adams, and Carolyn Ellis were awarded "Best Edited Collection of 2013" for the Handbook of Autoethnography by the National Communication Association, Ethnography Division. They will receive this award at the NCA National Convention in November 2013.
These awards were given by the National Communication Association, Ethnography Division. Recipients will receive their awards at the NCA National Convention in November 2013.
Shelly Dulman, an undergraduate Communication major has been accepted to an internship with the Cannes Film Festival! She had to create an admissions application video to apply and you can check out the submission that won her a spot here.
If you’d like to help with defraying some of the cost of her internship (ie the flight to France), please go to this page. We are very proud of Shelly.
More than one hundred people gathered at LiLLies Restaurant and Bar at our annual NCA party, this year in Washington DC.
The food, drinks, and conversations were plentiful, stimulating, and flowing freely. It was a wonderful gathering of current USF students and faculty, alumni, friends, and future colleagues and students.
You are all invited! Undergraduate and graduate students will perform for the public as part of their work in Serap Erincin’s and Chris McRae’s classes.
The first event, "Outcomes," is on Thursday, December 5th at 8pm. This event showcases undergraduate and graduate student performance work from the performance classes and workshops that have taken place this semester.
The second event will take place at 8pm on Friday, December 6th and features final performances from our postdoc, Serap Erincin's, undergraduate class Performing Stories of Self.
Both events are free and take place at 8 p.m. in CIS 3020 on the Tampa campus of the University of South Florida. Doors open for both events at 7:30.
Jay Zalinger has launched a new class to help propel students to professional and personal success. Career Development for Life (COM 4958) features speakers from the local community who share their experiences and passions. The goal is for students to discover what they are passionate about and to use that insight in engaging and meaningful ways.
You can read more about Jay and his class by clicking here.
Lisa M. Tillmann will give the fourth annual Communication Alumni lecture on February 5th from 5-6:15 (place to be announced). Lisa graduated from our program with her Ph. D. in 1998. She currently is Professor of Critical Media and Cultural Studies at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. She teaches courses in introductory and advanced research methods; media and cultural studies; gender and sexualities; and body and food.
She is author of the book Between Gay and Straight: Understanding Friendship across Sexual Orientation and co-creator of two documentary films, Off the Menu: Challenging the Politics and Economics of Body and Food and Remembering a Cool September.