UNC Hussman at the virtual International Communication Association 2021 conference
Twelve graduate students, six faculty members and various alumni will represent the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media May 27- 31, 2021, at the 71st Annual International Communication Association Conference, held in a virtual format. These scholars will participate in panel sessions and present authored or co-authored papers.
UNC Hussman faculty and student activities at ICA include:
Awards and Honors
• Incoming Ph.D. student Raegan Burden and colleagues won a top student paper award for their paper, “'I Am Speaking:' 2020 VP Nominee Kamala Harris’s Impact of Black Feminism as Social Influencers on Twitter."
Friday, May 28
• Shannon McGregor will serve on the panel "Caregiving and COVID: Reimaging Parenting and Academia for a Post-Pandemic World."
• Deb Aikat will present "Confronting Misogyny on India’s Streets and Screens: Theorizing Digitally Empowered Protests Ignite New Feminist Activism in the World’s Largest Democracy."
• Incoming Ph.D. student Raegan Burden and colleagues will present “'I Am Speaking:' 2020 VP Nominee Kamala Harris’s Impact of Black Feminism as Social Influencers on Twitter."
• Ph.D. student Meredith Collins, Allison Lazard and Jennifer Elston Lafata will present "Current and Potential Future Uses of Text Messaging in Health Care Among Diverse Populations."
• Ph.D. candidates Jasmine Gray and Jacob Thompson will present "GIFTS: Infusing Real-World Social Issues into Research Methods Instruction."
• Ph.D. student Heesoo Jang will present "TikTok: Motivations and Privacy Concerns."
• Ph.D. student Sophia Kiser and Barbara Friedman will present "Virtual and Virtuous: Mommy Blogs as the Digital-Era Cult of Domesticity."
• Allison Lazard, Ph.D. alumnus J. Scott Brennen ’18 (Duke) and M.A. student Stephanie Belina will present "App Design Expectations and Impact on mHealth Appeal and Acceptance.”
• Ph.D. candidate Pablo Miño will present "Globalization, Authenticity, and Nation Branding: A Focus on Latin America."
• Ph.D. student Sydney Nicolla will present "Has Feminism ‘Gone Too Far’? Addressing the Male Perspective on Feminism and Digital Feminism Activism."
• Ph.D. candidate Yan Qu, Adam Saffer, and Lucinda Austin will present “What Drives People Away from COVID-19 Information? Uncovering the Influences of Personal Networks on Information Avoidance."
• Ph.D. candidate Yan Qu and colleagues will present "Coming Together in Tough Times: The Co-Evolution of NGOs’ COVID-19 Issue Discourse and Organizational Community Networks."
• Ph.D. candidate Yan Qu and colleagues will present "Communicating Stakeholders’ National Crisis Responses: The Co-Evolution of the COVID-19 Tri-Sector Issue Networks."
• Ph.D. student Teresa Tackett will present "Corporate Social Advocacy: The Interplay Between Symmetrical Internal Communication, Leadership Authenticity, Employee-Organization Relationships and Work Engagement."
• Ph.D. candidate Jacob Thompson will present "Campus Diversity and Thinking About Identity: Social Identity Complexity and Personal Network Composition."
• Ph.D. candidate Jacob Thompson will present "Measures of Social Identity Complexity: Different Scale for Communication Research."
• Xinyan (Eva) Zhao will present "Examining Social Media Influentials’ Frame Building Across Crisis Clusters: A Multilevel Perspective.”
• Xinyan (Eva) Zhao and colleague will present "Dynamics of Networked Framing: Automated Frame Analysis of Elite Media and the Public on Weibo with Pandemic Big Data.”
• Xinyan (Eva) Zhao and colleagues will present "Motivated Responsibility Attribution to Pandemic: An Integrated Framework of Antecedents, Processes, and Outcomes.”
More details about this conference can be found on ICA’s website.