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Kyle Romano successfuly defended his Master's thesis, "(Dis)Abled Gaming: An Autoethnographic Analysis of Decreasing Accessibility For Disabled Gamers." You can check out Kyle's thesis by clicking here. Congratulations, Kyle!
Mariaelena Bartesaghi and Ellen Klein make notable appearances in the Italian news magazine, "l'Espresso" for their research and writings.
Mariaelena, who is a senior editor of "Journal of Medicine and The Person," is interviewed and discusses qualitative research in healthcare settings, especially her work as a discourse analyst.
Ellen (who is also on the editorial board of the journal) published an article in JMAP, about a dying child's wish to visit her grandmother. It is considered by researchers to be a model for the journal's focus on the patients' sensemaking and is referenced in the "l'Espresso" article.
You can read the "l'Espresso" article (in Italian) by clicking here.
Keith Berry delivered a guest lecture entitled, "The Bullying Narratives: Violence, Gender and the Negotiated Identities of Youth," at Vanderbilt University in October. The talk and other activities during the visit to Vanderbilt related to his ongoing book project, an auto/ethnographic investigation of bullying, youth, and identity.
Keith’s reputation as a noted ethnographer is also reflected in his receiving the "Goodall and Trujillo 'It's a Way of Life' Award" by the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry in May. The award is for Keith's chapter "Spinning Autoethnographic Reflexivity, Cultural Critique, and Negotiating Selves," which appears in "The Handbook of Autoethnography" (Left Coast Press).
Summer Cunningham successfully defended her dissertation, "Love and (M)other (Im)possibilities," on Nov. 4, 2014. Congratulations Summer!
Undergraduate Communication major Rachael Ann Soloway is earning recognition for the work she is doing while pursuing her degree, including a featured spot in a video produced by the The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars. Rachael interned with the U.S. Department of Justice during the summer as a participant in TWC’s Law and Criminal Justice Program.
For Rachael, who is working toward completing an undergraduate thesis in Public Advocacy, it was an occasion to put lessons she learned in class to work. “I understood the rarity of this opportunity, and although I did not sleep eight hours every night, I worked tirelessly to broaden my intellectual and moral perspectives,” she said.
You can learn more about Rachael’s experience by viewing The Washington Center’s video.
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 floridacom.org.
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."
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.
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.
Jennifer Whalen 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!
The end of the semester performance showcase, "Production," will take place in the performance lab (CIS 3020) on Friday, December 5th at 8pm. This event will showcase undergraduate student performance work from the various performance classes that have taken place this semester . Doors for this event are at 7:30. This event is free and all are welcome.
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