SC&I faculty and students will present research presentations at the virtual 71st Annual International Communication Association (ICA) Conference in late May. Mostly asynchronous, the conference will also include pre-recorded sessions released on a schedule and live video chat events. Please see the ICA program schedule for complete details and links.
The conference’s theme is “Engaging the Essential Work of Care: Communication, Connectedness, and Social Justice.” SC&I Assistant Professor of Journalism and Media Studies Chenjerai Kumanyika was a conference theme committee co-chair. According to the ICA Conference website, the theme “calls for our examination of how care forms the fabric of our social and interconnected lives.”
On Friday, May 28, SC&I Dean and Distinguished Professor of Communication Jonathan Potter will participate in the book launch for “Discursive Psychology and Embodiment: Beyond Subject-Object Binaries,” edited by Sally Wiggins and Cromdal Osavaldsson. The book includes a chapter by SC&I Research Professor of Communication Alexa Hepburn: “Managing Embodied Misconduct: Burping and Spitting in Family Mealtime Interactions.”
On Sunday, May 30, at 3:45 p.m. EDT, Dean Potter will participate in a live ICA Fellows Panel Discussion: “Interpersonal Communication, Health, and Well-Being Across Contexts.” The eight-member panel will discuss what they see, based on their research perspective and experience, as the most significant challenges facing the field of communication.
The ICA aims to advance the scholarly study of human communication by encouraging and facilitating excellence in academic research worldwide.
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