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SC&I Faculty Heads to the Nation’s Capital for the 69th Annual International Communication Association Conference

Conference being held from May 24-28 in Washington, D.C.

Faculty, students and alumni of the School of Communication and Information (SC&I) will be in attendance at this year’s International Communication Association (ICA) Conference being held at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C. Hosting an abundance of sessions on critical industry topics, the conference is focusing this year’s theme on “Communication Beyond Boundaries.”

Over 40 faculty members and doctoral students will partake in presentations at the conference this year, including Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Communication Mark Aakhus, Associate Professor of Journalism and Media Studies (JMS) Melissa Aronczyk, doctoral student Allyson Bontempo, Associate Professor of JMS Jack Bratich, doctoral student Robyn Caplan, Professor of Communication Marya Doerfel, Associate Professor of JMS Lauren Feldman, Assistant Professor of Communication Sofia Fu, doctoral student Nicole Gesualdo, Director of Leadership Development and Research at Rutgers’ Center for Organizational Leadership Ralph Gigliotti,  Professor of Communication Kathryn Greene, doctoral student  Katie Gressitt-Diaz, doctoral student Thiam Huat Kam, Master of Communication and Media student Yena Kang, Associate Professor of Communication Vikki Katz, doctoral student Minkyung Kim, Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair in Media, Culture and Feminist Studies Naomi Klein, Professor of JMS Amy Jordan, Assistant Professor of Communication Jeffrey Lane, Associate Dean for Programs and Professor of JMS Dafna Lemish, doctoral student Weixu Lu, Assistant Professor of Communication Katherine Ognyanova, Assistant Professor of JMS Caitlin Petre, doctoral student Kate Prendella, doctoral student Xizi Ru, Department Chair and Professor of Communication Craig Scott, doctoral student Inyoung Shin, Ph.D. Program Director and Professor of Communication Jennifer Theiss, doctoral student Qun Wang, doctoral student Nicole Weber, Assistant Professor of JMS Khadijah White, doctoral student Taylor White Welchen, Associate Professor of JMS and Co-Director of the MIC Center Todd Wolfson, Associate Professor of Communication Itzhak Yanovitzky, and doctoral student Deborah Yoon.

For a full list of presenters, click here to view the online ICA Conference Program (enter Rutgers in the search tool to view only the names of SC&I faculty and students).

For a downloadable list, please click here. 

On Saturday, May 25 at 5:00 p.m., SC&I is presenting a conversation on “The Corporate Self” with Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair in Media, Culture and Feminist Studies Naomi Klein and Professor of JMS Amy Jordan in the International Ballroom on the Concourse Level. This event is followed by a SC&I Reception at Across the Pond Pub from 7:00-9:00 p.m.

According to the ICA website, “ICA is an academic association for scholars interested in the study, teaching, and application of all aspects of human and mediated communication. ICA began more than 50 years ago as a small association of U.S. researchers and is now a truly international association with more than 4,500 members in 80 countries. Since 2003, ICA has been officially associated with the United Nations as a non-governmental association (NGO).”

For more information on SC&I’s Communication program, click here

For more information on SC&I’s Journalism and Media Studies program, click here

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