The 104th National Communication Association Annual Convention will take place in Salt Lake City over November 8-11. Members of the Communication Studies department will present their research. NCA is one of the main professional associations for communication studies in the United States.
Graduate student Tandace Crane will be part of a roundtable discussion for the Religious Communication Association discussing The Church of Latter Day Saints: Playing One’s Part: Following Scripts and Crafting Roles in LDS Religious Practice.
Our department faculty will also be busy presenting at the conference:
Dr. Sarah Blithe will present a paper co-authored with Criminal Justice assistant professor, Jennifer Lanterman entitled: Playing with Fire(arms): Fragmentation and Schizo-identification in Gun Culture. She will also present a paper related to her research on work-life balance titled: Fusing Work and Play: Career Sustainability through Space Flexibility and Work Friendly Play Spaces.
Dr. Robert Gutierrez-Perez will have a busy conference in chairing and responding to panels as well as leadership duties in the GLBTQ Communication Division business meeting. He will also present a paper titled: The Socialite and her Chola Sex Slave: An Auto/Ethnographic Journey of Poverty, Privilege, and Radical Performance Art for the Ethnography Division. He will also contribute to a roundtable discussion for the Black Caucus on Mapping Black Intersections: The Past, Present, and Future of Black Queer, Trans, and Non-Binary Scholarship. Gutierrez-Perez will also contribute to discussion on Vamos a Jugar: Mentorship and Social Bonding for the Latina/o/x Studies Division and La Raza Caucus and (Re)Playing with the Potentialities of Performance in International and Intercultural Communication.
Dr. Jenna Hanchey will be contributing to a roundtable discussion on “Shithole Countries”: U.S./African Relations in the Trump Era as well as another discussion sponsored by the Rhetorical and Communication Theory Division on Decolonizing Rhetorical and Communication Theory in the Classroom: Playing with Pedagogy to Challenge Modern/Western Bias. She is co-chairing a discussion for the Organizational Communication Division on Time’s Up on White, Western Heteronormativity: Teasing Out the Future of Organizational Communication, and is part of the leadership of the Rhetorical and Communication Theory division.
Dr. Amy Pason is presenting her paper titled, Communicating the “Value” of Communication Studies, on the top paper panel for the Economics, Communication, and Society Division.
Dr. Tennley Vik is presenting on a short-course for other scholars titled: The Play in Teaching Communication Privacy Management Theory: The Fun of Observations and Drama of Regulating Privacy. She is part of a roundtable discussion on Not Playing: Women’s Declining Participation in the Labor Force and another on #MeToo, #TimesUp and Playing with Intersectional Feminism(s). Vik is also co-author on a paper titled, “Fake smile. Everything is under control.”: Performing Motherhood on Facebook, which will be presented on the top paper panel for the Performance Studies Division.
Way to represent our Department’s research!