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Statement by the NCA Woman's Caucus: The Women's Caucus mission is “to advocate for women's improved status, voice, and opportunities in the discipline. In doing so, we are committed to exploring the diversity and complexities of women's lives in terms of their academic and professional experiences. ” We feel Navita's life work is an exemplar of this kind of a difference.
The Women’s Caucus offers the Francine Merritt Award to someone who has made a difference in the field of communication through her/his mentoring, service, advocacy, teaching, and scholarship.
"Identity through Affective Solidarity: Understanding the Communicative Construction of Identity in Online Men’s Rights Spaces" - Organizational Communication Division
"Strutting Toward the Grave: Narrating the Heteropatriarchal Lifespan" - Ethnography Division
"Authenticity as a Strategy of Whiteness" - Performance Studies Division
"Conversations with My Son: A Poetic Autoethnography of Black Mothering Experiences" - Ethnography Division
Steven Wilson, Jonathan Baker, Eric Viera, Ryan Richter, Josh Scacco
"Analyzing News Media Framing of The Military-Civilian Divide" - Communication and Military Division
The Donald P. Cushman Memorial Award honors the top-ranked student-authored paper from all NCA units that competitively rank papers for programming at the NCA Annual Convention.
The John Warren Top Student Paper Award 2021 honors Anjuliet Woodruffe's "Conversations with My Son: A Poetic Autoethnography of Black Mothering Experiences"
The award honors Dr. Marsha Houston, noted African American feminist communication scholar, who was instrumental in helping raise and duly ensure recognition of the collective academic voices of African American women and other women of color in conventional feminist communication. This award will be given to a junior to mid-level career woman scholar whose scholarship and research, teaching, service and advocacy to academe and their local communities (especially as it pertains to activism) embodies critically examining social justice issues, diversity/inclusion, equity. Diversity would include any focus on marginalized or un(der)represented populations and initiative to problem solved improve local, regional, national, or global community.
The award is presented to the person judged to have made the greatest contribution to the association and to the profession during their career and is generally, but not necessarily, given to a person who has made a number of contributions during their career. The contributions may be in research, teaching, or service. In most cases, the individual selected will have made outstanding contributions in all three areas.
The Mark L. Knapp Award in Interpersonal Communication recognizes career contributions to the study of interpersonal communication. The award recognizes individuals who have made significant scholarly contributions to the study of interaction and/or relational processes. This recipient will also have contributed to the quality of interpersonal communication through active involvement in the discipline, significant mentoring of students, and/or public service focused on interpersonal communication.