November 8, 2011
Faculty & Grad Students set to participate in 2011 NCA Convention
Several faculty members and graduate students from the Eastern Illinois University Department of Communication Studies are on the program for the discipline's major national convention.
The National Communication Association will hold its 97th annual convention November 17th through 20th in New Orleans, LA. This year's theme is "Voices".
Eastern Illinois University will be well represented on the convention program:
- Dr. Melanie Mills will appear on a panel entitled "Raising our Ethnographic Voices: Ethics, Justice, and Vulnerability". Dr. Mills will also make a presentation entitled "Refracted Research: God’s Fingers in Spiritual Occupational Studies" at a program sponsored by the Ethnography Division. And Dr. Mills will chair an Ethnography Division panel called "Lives and/as Texts."
- Dr. Elizabeth Gill will present her paper entitled "'I Didn’t Have a Choice: Adult Children’s Communication and Coping with a Parent’s Move to a Care Facility". It will be part of the Communication and Aging Division's Competitive Papers panel.
- Dr. Claudia Janssen will serve as respondent on a Public Relations Division panel called "Responsible Voices in Public Relations."
- Dr. T. M. Linda Scholz will serve as respondent on a panel entitled "Voices and Flavors of Latina/o Studies; Representación, Cultura y Negociación de Voces Entre Latinas." The panel is sponsored by the NCA's Latino/Latina Communication Studies Division.
- Dr. Richard Jones will present "Queering the Body Politic: Intersectional Reflexivity in the Body Narratives of Queer Men" on a panel called "Powerful Queer Voices" that's sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Communication Studies Division.
- Dr. Rodney Marshall will chair the Human Communication and Technology Division's top papers panel.
Also participating at the NCA Convention will be several Communication Studies graduate students from Eastern:
- Pauline Matthey will participate in a Basic Course Division roundtable discussion entitled "Wait, You Want Me to Teach? Confessions and Strategies from Graduate Teaching Assistants Negotiating Pedagogical Voice in the Basic Course."
- Saunnie Knotts and Daniel Douglas will present on a Basic Course Division program entitled "Horton Heard A Who, Can You? Voices from GTAs on Teaching Practices in the Basic Course."