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The USF Department of Communication is honored to have been selected as the host for the 2019 NCA Doctoral Honors Seminar (DHS), July 21-24, 2019.
The theme of the 2019 DHS will be "Communication, Engagement, and Social Justice."
DHS brings together promising doctoral students and distinguished faculty members from across the discipline and around the nation to discuss current topics in Communication. Approximately 30 doctoral students are chosen to participate based on submitted papers and recommendations from their advisors. Selected students will receive a travel voucher to put toward their travel to the DHS; all accommodations and other expenses are also provided. The seminars are held annually at a selected host institution.
Erin Donovan, University of Texas
James Olufowote, University of Oklahoma
Heather Zoller, University of Cincinnati
Media and Society
Rachel Griffin, University of Utah
Jan Van den Bulck, University of Michigan
Matt McAllister, The Pennsylvania State University
Rhetoric and/or Performance Studies
Belinda Stillion Southard, University of Georgia
Tracy Stephenson Shaffer, Louisiana State University
Mark McPhail, Indiana University-Northeast
When: Thursday, March 7, 2019
Where: CIS 3064
Performance: 2:00 – 3:15 PM
Discussion: 3:30 – 4:30 PM
Dr. Fisher is an Associate Professor at the University of Florida, College of Journalism and Communications.
Using a life-span developmental lens, Dr. Carla Fisher examines the importance of
family communication to health in the family environment and clinical setting. She
conducts translational narrative-focused, mixed-method research with multi-method
qualitative designs and collaborates with diverse health practitioners and medical
institutions to translate her research to practice.
Fisher has received international and national awards for her research on mother-daughter communication, breast cancer risk, coping, and prevention, in which she has collaborated with global leaders like Mayo Clinic and Memorial Sloan-Kettering.
Dr. Fisher will also be available to talk with interested faculty and students from 3:30 to 4:30 PM in CIS 3057.
When: Friday, March 8, 2019
Where: CIS 3020
Performance: 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Discussion: 4:00 – 5:00 PM
Dr. Heidi Rose is Professor and Chair at Villanova University, and she works at the intersections of Performance Studies and Rhetoric. She has been the editor of the NCA journal, Text and Performance Quarterly, and the Chair of the Performance Studies Division at NCA.
Her work has appeared in Text and Performance Quarterly, Theatre Annual, Women Studies in Communication, Liminalities, Language in Society among others. Her edited book, Signing the Body Poetic: Essays in American Sign Language Literature (2006) was published with University of California Press.
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