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Over 40 Faculty and Students Will Participate in National Communication Association Convention
NCA’s 107th Annual Convention Theme is “Renewal and Transformation”

SC&I faculty, students, and alumni will attend this year’s National Communication Association (NCA) convention in Seattle, Washington, from Thursday, Nov. 18, through Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, with pre-conference sessions scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 17. The theme for the 107th annual convention is “Renewal and Transformation.” This year, over 40 faculty and students representing SC&I will participate in almost 50 NCA presentations, panels, and meetings. To see the full list of presenters from SC&I, click here. 

We are thrilled to announce that Jiawei Sophia Fu is the winner of the Bill Eadie Distinguished Scholarly Article Award. Her paper, “Organizational and Individual Innovation Decisions in an interorganizational System: Social Influence and Decision-Making Authority” by Jiawei Sophia Fu, Michelle Shumate, and Noshir Contractor, was published in the Journal of Communication. 

The convention will take place in person, with sessions held at the Washington State Convention Center and the Sheraton Seattle. For those unable to travel, NCA will present many Livestream sessions, including the Opening Session focused on Indigenous Peoples; the Carroll C. Arnold Distinguished Lecture; the Presidential Address and Awards Presentation; the four sessions in the “Renewal and Transformation” series (DemocracyDisciplineDisruption, and Dissent); and two special sessions, one focusing on countering anti-Asian violence and one exploring alternative academic careers.

 Founded in 1914, NCA is a nonprofit membership-based scholarly society. According to the NCA website, its mission is to advance communication as the discipline that studies all forms, modes, media, and consequences of communication through humanistic social scientific, and aesthetic inquiry. NCA serves the scholars, teachers, and practitioners who are its members by enabling and supporting their professional interests in research and teaching.


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