Spring Conferences to Feature UM Research

Faculty members and graduate students from the Department of Communication will present research, participate in meetings, and receive awards at regional, national, and international conferences during the Spring 2014 semester.


At the Western States Communication Association meeting in Anaheim, California, February 14-18:

Assistant professor Michelle Murray Yang participated in a day-long pre-conference and workshop on "The Dilemmas and Opportunities of U.S.-China Communication in an Age of Globalization."

Ph.D. student Melissa Lucas presented a research paper entitled "'Just Roll with the Punches': Examining Communicative Forms of Silencing in Military Sexual Trauma Narratives."


At the International Public Relations Research Conference in Miami, Florida, March 5-9:

Ph.D. students Melissa Janoske, Amanda Kennedy, Liang Ma, and Mengqi (Monica) Zhan will present research papers. The essay co-authored by Ma and Zhan will receive the IPRRC's Red Raider Public Relations Research Award.


At the Central States Communication Association meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 1-6:

Professor Trevor Parry-Giles will participate in two roundtable discussions: "Elevating Your Research: Senior Scholars on Publishing Books in Communication and Politics," and "Political Communication and the 2014 U.S. Midterm Elections.


At the Southern States Communication Association meeting in New Orleans, April 1-6:

Ph.D. student Jaclyn (Bissell) Bruner will present a research paper entitled "Public Memory & Commitment to Culture: The Elissa as Synecdoche."

Ph.D. student Thomas McCloskey will present a research paper entitled "Casuistic Khrushchev: How the Secret Speech Stretched Soviet Principles." He will also present a "Great Ideas for Teaching Speech" session entitled "Great Ideas for Teaching Students Proposal: Celebrities!" and another research paper entitled "Theory and Practice: Revisiting Brummett, Gross, and Scott on Epistemology Two Decades Later."

Ph.D. student Michael Steudeman will present a research paper entitled "Bureaucratization and the Imaginative as Mutually Indebted: A Rereading of Dewey's Educational Legacy" (Top Papers in the Kenneth Burke Society) and "Subsuming 'The Shallow of Self': John McCain's Republican National Convention Acceptance Speech, September 4, 2008" (Top Student Papers in Rhetoric and Public Address).

Ph.D. student Yvonne Slosarski will present a research paper entitled "Fighting for Home: Legitimating Resistance in Chicago's Anti-Eviction Campaign through Affect and Public Emotion."

Professor Robert Gaines will present a research paper entitled "The Communication Discipline and Ancient Greek Rhetoric."

Ph.D. student Jessica Lu will present a research paper entitled "Separate but Equal: Lyndon B. Johnson's Nested Nations in the1965 Howard University Commencement Address" (Top Student Papers in Political Communication).


At the Kentucky Conference on Health Communication in Lexington, Kentucky, April 10-12:

Ph.D. student Josie Moore will present a poster session entitled "Seasons of Love, Lust, and Life: Examining Health Messages, Parasocial Relationships, and Social Interaction in Response to Broadway's Rent."


At the Eastern Communication Association meeting in Providence, Rhode Island, April 23-27:

Lecturer Deepa Anagondahilli and Ph.D. student Jarim Kim will present a research paper entitled "Examining the Crisis Cluster Classification and Its Implications: An Exploratory Study."

Ph.D. student Thomas McCloskey will present a co-authored research paper entitled "Redefining Nature in the Fatherland: Kurt Hiller's 1923 Call for Compassion Towards Gays and Lesbians." McCloskey will also participate in a public debate on "Standardized Testing in Teacher Education" and he will also present a "Great Ideas for Teaching Speech" session entitled "The Ummmpossible Speech."

Ph.D. student Julia Daisy Fraustino and associate professor Brooke Fisher Liu are co-authors on a research paper entitled "Social Media Use During Disasters: A Research Synthesis and Roadmap."

Professor Trevor Parry-Giles will participate in a roundtable discussion entitled "Translational Research: Sharing Our Research with People Beyond Academia."

Ph.D. student Annie Laurie Nichols will present a research paper entitled "Narrative and Power Relationships" (Top Papers, Kenneth Burke Society).

Ph.D. student Jade Olson will participate in a roundtable discussion entitled "Viewing, Reading and Critiquing the Major Ads of 2013-2014." Olson will also present a research paper entitled "Constructing Platonic Environmentalism: Preservation and Conservation in the Phaedrus." She will also participate in a roundtable discussion entitled "Lyndon B. Johnson's War on Poverty: Where We Stand 50 Years Later."

Ph.D. student Michael Steudeman will present a research paper entitled "The Guardian Genius of Democracy: The Myth of the Heroic Teacher in Lyndon B. Johnson's Education Policy Rhetoric, 1964-1966." Steudeman will also participate in a public debate on "Standardized Testing in Teacher Education."

Ph.D. student Kimberley Hannah will present a research paper entitled "Genre Theory and Satire: A Rhetorical Analysis of Political Satire on Television."

Research professor Kathy Kendall will present a research paper entitled "The Rhetoric of the Obama Cabinet: Carrying the Water for the President."

Ph.D. student Lauren Harris will present a research paper entitled "Contemporary Female Politicians' Rhetorical Appeals to Motherhood: Breaking the Double Bind?"

Ph.D. student Sean Luechtefeld will participate in a roundtable discussion entitled "Lyndon B. Johnson's War on Poverty: Where We Stand 50 Years Later."


At the Rhetoric Society of America bi-annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas, May 22-26:

Professor Shawn J. Parry-Giles will present a research paper entitled "The Linguistic Consequences of Defying Political Borders: Framing Hillary Clinton in the News with a Rhetoric of Violence."

Ph.D. student Michael Steudeman and Jade Olson will present a research paper entitled "'It Just Depends What You Want to Consider': Reflexive Phronesis as Epideictic Rhetoric in David Foster Wallace's Kenyon College Commencement Address."

Professor Robert Gaines will participate in a roundtable discussion entitled "Rhetoric in the Middle Ages at 40: A Roundtable Discussion."

Ph.D. student Megan Fitzmaurice will present a research paper entitled "Commemorating the Postracial Citizen: The Visual Silence of Racial Difference in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial."

Ph.D. student Elizabeth Gardner will present a research paper entitled "Bridging Class Differences with a Rhetoric of Expertise: The Night Messenger Service Reforms of the Progressive Era."

Ph.D. student Jaclyn (Bissell) Bruner will present a research paper entitled "Vlogging Woodstock: An Examination of Online Vernacular Border Rhetorics."

Associate professor Kristy Maddux will participate in a roundtable discussion entitled "Feminist Rhetorical Scholarship: Theory, Criticism, and the Shape of our Discipline(s)."


At the International Communication Association annual convention in Seattle, Washington, May 22-26:

Ph.D. student Amanda Kennedy will present a poster entitled "Landscapes of Care: Feminist Approaches to Global Public Relations."

Ph.D. student Julia Daisy Fraustino will present a co-authored paper entitled "Writing's on the Wall: Public Response to Corporate Facebook Ability and Responsibility Posts" (Best Student Papers in Public Relations).

Ph.D. student Julio Bermejo will present a paper entitled "Activism Research, 1993-2012" (Best Student Papers in Public Relations).

Ph.D. student Xinyan Zhao and associate professor Xiaoli Nan will present a research paper entitled "Influence of Absolute and Comparative Risk Perceptions on Cancer Screening Behaviors and the Mediating Role of Cancer Worry."

Ph.D. student Jarim Kim and associate professor Xiaoli Nan will present a research paper entitled "The Effects of Temporal Framing and Consideration of Future Consequences in the Context of HPV Vaccination."

Associate professor Dale Hample will present a paper entitled "A Theory of Interpersonal Goals and Situations."

Assistant professor Erich Sommerfeldt will present a paper entitled "Disasters and Information Source Repertoires: Information Seeking and Information Sufficiency in Postearthquake Haiti."

 

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