Participants in Serap Erincin's graduate seminar "Performing Human Rights" presented the artistic and scholarly works they created throughout the semester on December 4th in the Performance Lab. They shared their lecture performances; "Dinner Farce" by Jacob Abraham, "What Brings You Here" by Jo Ann Averill-Snell, "Eleven Times" by Adolfo Lagomasino, "A Eulogy for Innocence" by Ashley Martinez, "They Stand Here Naked" by Samira Obeid, and "Advocating for Human Rights Through Cooking" by Lisa Spinazola.
There will be encore presentations of their works at another public event in the spring semester that will also include a Q&A session.
Communication undergraduate Rachael Soloway recently attended a series of seminars hosted by the Foreign Policy Institute in Washington, D.C. During her visit she had an opportunity to discuss important issues and a little USF Bulls football with U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross (R-Fla.). He represents Florida's 15th Congressional District which includes USF's Tampa campus.
"We focused on many issues that specifically have an impact on the lives of USF students such as education reform and economic development," said Rachael, who is at the far left in the accompanying picture. Next to her are USF students Sammy Hamed, Evan Brown, Rep. Ross, and USF students Daniel Shapiro and Alexis Sacasas.
Meredith Clements' work was recently published in the Florida Communication Journal. The article is titled "The mentoring frame: Student-Preceptor relationships in medial education."
David Jenkins has a forthcoming article: "On His Terms, In My Words: A Narrative Exploration of Family, Loss, and Grief" to be published in the Winter edition of Departures in Critical Qualitative Research.
Lori Roscoe was one of three scholars whose teaching excellence was recognized by the Teachers on Teaching panel at the 100th National Communication Association convention. Her graduate and undergraduate courses focus on family and health communication issues. Congratulations Lori!
Carolyn Ellis and Art Bochner received this year's Charles H. Woolbert Award from NCA for their 2000 chapter, "Autoethnography, Personal Narrative, Reflexivity: Researcher as Subject,” In "The Handbook of Qualitative Research," edited by Denzin and Lincoln.
The Woolbert award recognizes articles and book chapters that have "stood the test of time and have become a stimulus for new conceptualizations of communication phenomena." Their article has been cited more than 2500 times and has become a foundational monograph for those doing autoethnographic and narrative ethnographic studies.
Art was also recognized as the recipient of the NCA Ethnography Division Legacy award for 2014, honoring his long career as an innovative communication scholar. As well, his book "Coming to Narrative," published by Left Coast in April 2014, was given the 2014 NCA Ethnography book award.
"Coming to Narrative" is Art's personal history of the move to narrative and interpretivism in communication and the human sciences. He is pictured with Chris Poulos who is the Past Chair of the Ethnography Division of National Communication Association.
Heather Curry was recognized by the Top Paper panel for NCA's 100th Convention in Chicago, Philosophy of Communication division for her paper, "The Gap and the Seam: A Meditation on Politics and Intimacy," which theorizes the connections between touch, intimacy, community and politics.
Jennifer Whalen received a National Communication Association Caucus Travel Grant Award for this year’s convention in Chicago. The award recognizes Jennifer’s contributions as a student leader and presenter within the communication field. She and other recipients were recognized at NCA’s Affirmative Action and Intercaucus Committee reception. Congratulations, Jennifer!
Heather also was awarded NCA's Caucus Travel Grant for the Women's Caucus. Congratulations Heather!
Kyle Romano successfuly defended his Master's thesis, "(Dis)Abled Gaming: An Autoethnographic Analysis of Decreasing Accessibility For Disabled Gamers." You can check out Kyle's thesis by clicking here. Congratulations, Kyle!
Mariaelena Bartesaghi and Ellen Klein make notable appearances in the Italian news magazine, "l'Espresso" for their research and writings.
Mariaelena, who is a senior editor of "Journal of Medicine and The Person," is interviewed and discusses qualitative research in healthcare settings, especially her work as a discourse analyst.
Ellen (who is also on the editorial board of the journal) published an essay in JMAP that is referenced in the "l'Espresso" article. In this essay, the author, Ellen Klein, offers new possibilities for end of life care through sense making with patients that employs both ritual and improvisation in lieu of traditional medical ethical decision-making.
You can read the "l'Espresso" article (in Italian) by clicking here.