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Ariane Anderson has a paper called "We are all angels: acting, reclaiming and moving beyond
Survivorship” published in the Journal of Medicine and the Person. Congrats!
Jennifer Whalen was voted into and accepted the position of Vice President for the Florida Communication Association (FCA) 2014-2015 term. More information can be found at the FCA website: http://floridacom.org.
Jennifer also received a National Communication Association Caucus Travel Grant Award for this year’s convention in Chicago. The award recognizes Jennifer’s contributions as a student leader and presenter within the communication field. She and other recipients will be recognized at NCA’s Affirmative Action and Intercaucus Committee reception held at Hilton Chicago's Marquette Room on November 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Congratulations, Jennifer!
Meredith Clements had an article accepted for publication in the Florida Communication Journal called “The Mentoring Frame: Student-Preceptor Relationships in Medical Education." She also received a research grant from The Beryl Institute to continue her ethnographic study of the hair salon at Moffitt Cancer Center: “Expanding Conceptions of Patient-Centered Dialogue.” Congrats, Meredith!
Nathan Hodges had his article, "The American Dental Dream," published in the September 2014 issue of Health Communication.
Jennifer Whalen had an article published in Journal of Medicine and the Person called “Communicating to escape: A look at involuntary hospitalization."
Jennifer has also been appointed as a Student Representative to serve on the College of Arts and Sciences Diversity Committee for a one-year term, Fall 2014 – Spring 2015. Congratulations, Jennifer!
Serap Erincin received the prestigious Dwight Conquergood Award from Performance Studies international. The award was presented during PSi 20 for her work on human rights performance in the Middle East and diaspora.
The Dwight Conquergood Award is PSi's way of recognizing artists, activists and emerging academics conducting research or working on projects with disenfranchised communities.
Serap is the Provost’s Postdoctoral Scholar of Performance Studies in the Department of Communication.
Double congratulations to Art Bochner, who is the recipient of the NCA Ethnography Division Legacy award for 2014, honoring his long career as an innovative communication scholar. As well, his book Coming to Narrative, published by Left Coast in April 2014, was given the 2014 NCA Ethnography book award.
Coming to Narrative is Art's personal history of the move to narrative and interpretivism in communication and the human sciences.
Tony E. Adams, Stacy Holman Jones, and Carolyn Ellis have published a new book, entitled Autoethnography, in the Oxford University Press series on Understanding Qualitative Research.
Learning life lessons outside the classroom is the focus of PhD Candidate Tasha Rennel's Communication, Culture and Community class. You can read about Tasha, her students and the community organizations they work with by clicking on this link to an article published by USF Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships.
Members of USF Department of Communication earned accolades from Creative Loafing's 2014 Best of the Bay survey.
PhD candidate David Jenkins is the producing artistic director of Jobsite Theater, which received recognition in a variety of categories, including Best Musical (Return to the Forbidden Planet) and Best Reason to Take Theater Seriously. David also was recognized as Best Stage Director for his work on Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Macbeth, Return to the Forbidden Planet. Here is a link to a full list of awards David and Jobsite Theater received.
Post Dinner Conversation, Inc. which has been home to many of our performing students, including Nicholas Riggs, Hannah Prince and Waren Bucholz, was named Best Improv Group.
Nancie Hudson’s autoethnography about the stigmatization of poverty, “The Trauma of Poverty as Social Identity,” has been accepted for publication by the Journal of Loss and Trauma. Nancie is a third-year doctoral student in USF’s Department of Communication, and this will be her second published journal article. Congratulations, Nancie!
Aisha Durham makes another contribution to the interdisciplinary field called hip hop feminism with her new book, Home with Hip Hop Feminism: Performances in Communication and Culture. This book extends earlier discussions about hip hop culture, media representations, and the body inher co-edited volumes, Home Girls Make Some!: Hip Hop Feminism Anthology and Globalizing Cultural Studies: Ethnographic Interventions in Theory, Method & Policy.
Ellen Klein successfully defended her dissertation Changing Landscapes: End-of-Life Care and Communication at a Zen Hospice. Congratulations, Ellen!
Carolyn Ellis and Art Bochner will be receiving this
year's Charles H. Woolbert Award from NCA for their 2000 chapter, "Autoethnography, Personal Narrative, Reflexivity: Researcher as Subject,” In The Handbook of Qualitative Research, edited by Denzin and Lincoln. The Woolbert award recognizes articles and book chapters that have "stood the test of time and have become a stimulus for new conceptualizations of communication phenomena." Their article has been cited more than 2500 times and has become a foundational monograph for those doing autoethnographic and narrative ethnographic studies.
The USF St. Petersburg Honors Program is presenting a special screening of "Behind the Wall," a documentary film about Jerry Rawicki's experiences as a youth in Poland during the Holocaust.
Jerry shared his memories with Carolyn Ellis during a visit to Poland; his first since leaving after World War II.
The event is Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m. in Room 130 of the Davis Building on the USF St. Petersburg campus. Parking is available in the USFSP parking garage. The campus is located at 140 Seventh Ave. South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. For more information call (727) 873-4872.
Narratives of cultural preservation was the topic of Janna Jones' presentation of this year's Distinguished Alumni Lecture on Oct. 8.
Janna's lecture and the following conversation with faculty and students surveyed how cinematic preservationists and archivists draw upon and influence culture.
She received her PhD in 1998 and her dissertation was titled The downtown picture palace: The significance of place, memory and cinema. Janna is now a professor at Northern Arizona State Unversity's School of Communication.
Doing Autoethnography 2015 - Call for Papers
In order to provide autoethnographers of all levels the opportunity to present their autoethnographic endeavors and encourage dialogue among scholars across a variety of disciplines, the Department of Communication
and Mass Media at Angelo State University invites the submission of panel proposals, performances, completed papers, and extended abstracts to be considered for presentation at the fourth annual “Doing Autoethnography”
conference. The conference will be held February 26 through March 1, 2015 on
the campus of Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas.
Art Bochner and Tony Adams (Northeastern Illinois University will deliver this year’s keynote addresses.The conference will also feature autoethnography workshops facilitated by
Dr. Keith Berry (University of South Florida), Dr. Robin Boylorn
(University of Alabama), Dr. Stacy Holman Jones (California State University, Northridge), and Dr.Sandy Pensoneau-Conway (University of Southern Illinois Carbondale).Potential performances, papers, and extended abstracts might engage autoethnographic approaches on a variety of topics (e.g., gender, sexuality, race, education), address autoethnography on theoretical or methodological levels, work to further aspects of autoethnography (or autoethnography in general), and/or interrogate practices in autoethnographic methods. Creative and innovative approaches to autoethnography are encouraged. All performances, papers, and extended abstracts engaging or discussing autoethnography are invited. Additionally, proposals for performance, paper, or discussion panels are welcomed.
The deadline for submission is November 15, 2014. See the conference website for more information on lodging and conference programming at doingautoethnography.org. Please direct all inquiries and submissions to Derek Bolen, email@example.com.