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2016

 

Sean Swenson received a $1350 grant to help fund his and two of his graduate student colleagues’ travel to Georgetown University for the Kennedy Institute of Ethics' Intensive Bioethics Course. In addition, Sean also had three entries published in The Sage Encyclopedia of Economics and Society. Congrats!

Lindy Davidson had a piece published in the recent special issue of Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. Dr. Aisha Durham is a guest editor of this special issue. Congrats!

Dr. Art Bochner and Dr. Carolyn Ellis have published Evocative Autoethnography: Writing Lives and Telling Stories with Routledge Press. Congratulations!

Elizabeth Jeter has accepted a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Human Relations position in the Department of Human Relations, Sociology, Anthropology, and Non-Profit Studies at High Point University, a private liberal arts institution in High Point, North Carolina. Congratulations!

Dr. Rachel Dubrofsky is quoted in "Why are 'The Bachelor' and 'The Bachelorette' so white? Lifetime's 'UnREAL' explores the issue," an article in The Los Angeles Times. Congratulations!

Max Plumpton successfully defended his thesis, "Selling the American Body: The Construction of American Identity Through the Slave Trade." Congratulations Max!

Jaime Robb successfully defended his thesis, "In Search of Solidarity: Identification Participation in Virtual Fan Communities." Congratulations Jaime!

Dr. Arthur Bochner has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award in Qualitative Inquiry for his lifetime contributions to the methods, theory, practice, and dissemination of qualitative inquiry. Congratulations!

Alisha Menzies has accepted an Assistant Professor position starting Fall 2016 in the Communication Department at The University of Tampa. Congratulations!

Academic advisor Andrea Sereno has been promoted to SAII, a senior advisor position. Congratulations!

Nathan Hodges has accepted a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Communication Studies at Coe College, a private liberal arts college in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Congratulations!

Dr. Aisha Durham spoke with reporter Emerald Morrow of Tampa Bay's WTSP 10 News in an interview discussing the meaning and signifance of Beyonce's "Formation" video and halftime performance at Super Bowl 50. Congrats!

Dr. Marleah Dean Kruzel recently had her story, "Marleah: Inspired By My Mom," featured by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's "Bring Your Brave" campaign. The campaign, centered around the experiences of young women affected by breast cancer and with an elevated genetic risk for breast cancer, seeks to to raise awareness and provide important health information for young women. Congrats!

Alyse Keller performed her solo performance, Disabling Mother, with Adolfo Lagomasino at the 2016 Patti Pace Performance Festival at Georgia Southern University. Using her family as a source of inquiry, the performance sought to explore the construction and performance of disability within family units while challenging and critiquing current societal constructions of disibility and chronic illness. Congrats!
Lindy Davidson
led "Dealing With The Hard Conversations," a skill development session centered on health communication and patient-centered care at the 2016 AMSA Pre-Med Fest. Congrats to Lindy!

Dr. Keith Berry served as the guest editor for a special issue of Cultural Studies-Critical Methodologies: "Queering Family/Home/Love/Loss," 2015. Dr. Berry's special issue was recently selected to receive the 2016 Innovator Award by the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Caucus of the Central States Communication Association. Congrats!

Dr. Aisha Durham discusses Home With Hip Hop Feminism: Performances in Communication and Culture as the featured scholar in the latest interview with New Books in Pop Music. Congrats!

Dr. Rachel Dubrofsky was recently featured in an article in The Washington Post examining "hate-watching" as it relates to reality television. Congrats!