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Mass Communication and Society Publication

The following article was recently accepted for publication in Mass Communication and Society: “The influence of religiosity and ethnic identification on media use among Muslims and non-Muslims in France and Britain.” The article was part of a research group headed by School of Media and Communication (SMC) Assistant Professor Stephen M. Croucher. Co-authors on the piece include current SMC graduate students Deepa Oommen, and Samara Anarbaeva, and recent SMC graduates Ian Borton and Jacob Turner.

Croucher Research Group Publication

The following article was just accepted for publication by Communication Studies: “The effects of self-construal and religiousness on argumentativeness: A cross-cultural analysis.” The article was written as part of a research group led by School of Media and Communication (SMC) Assistant Professor Stephen M. Croucher. Collaborating on the article include SMC graduate students Deepa Oommen, Manda Hicks, Kyle Holody, Samara Anarbaeva, Ki sung Yoon and Abdul Aljahli. Anthony Spencer from West Texas A & M University and Chrishawn Marsh from American Cultural Studies also contributed.

Dr. Oliver Boyd-Barrett, Department of Journalism, is invited to give the opening keynote at the Conference and Workshop on Theories of Intercultural and International Communication, University of Mannheim, Oct. 29-31, 2009

The Network Intercultural und International Communication, has cordially invited Dr. Oliver Boyd-Barrett to the bilingual conference addressing one of the most innovative research areas in the field of media and communication studies. It deals with theoretical questions concerning mediated communication crossing national borders or cultural boundaries. A closer look reveals that the theoretical basis of this research area is still unclear, heterogeneous, and fragmented. The conference aims at critically discussing different theoretical approaches and traditions and at fostering theoretical integration.

Key topics will be:
   Disciplinary intersections in the study of international and intercultural communication
   Spatial patterns and temporal structures in international and intercultural communication
   Building theory from comparison

The following speakers and respondents have confirmed participation:

•   Prof. Dr. Oliver BoydBarrett, Bowling Green State University, USA
•   Prof. Dr. Eytan Gilboa, BarIlan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel
   Prof. Dr. Monroe E. Price, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, USA
   Prof. Dr. Daya K. Thussu, University of Westminster, London, UK
•   Prof. Dr. Leo Van Audenhove, Free University Brussels, Belgium



Congratulations to Dr. Faulkner on her recent publications

The following articles just got accepted at Qualitative Health Research and her book is being promoted and is available October.

Faulkner, S. L. & Lannutti, P. J. (in press). Examining the Content and Outcomes of Young Adults’ Satisfying and Unsatisfying Conversations about Sex. Qualitative Health Research.

 Faulkner, S. L. (forthcoming October 2009). Poetry as Method: Reporting Research through Verse. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.

Also this book just came out with a chapter.

Faulkner, S. L., Calafell, B. M., & Grimes, D. S. (2009). Hello Kitty Goes to College: Poems about Harassment in the Academy. In M. Prendergast, C. Leggo, & P. Sameshima (Eds.), Poetic Inquiry: Vibrant Voices in the Social Sciences (pp. 187-208). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.


Congratulations to Dr. Atkinson for his recent publications

Atkinson, J. (2009) Networked activists in search of resistance: Exploring an alternative media pilgrimage across the boundaries and borderlands of globalization. Communication, Culture, and Critique, 2, 137-159.

Atkinson, J. & Calafell, B. (2009) Darth Vader made me do it!: Anakin Skywalker’s
avoidance of responsibility and the gray areas of hegemonic masculinity in the Star Wars universe. Communication, Culture and Critique, 2, 1-20.

Paper cowritten by Dr. Ellen Gorsevski, Canchu Lin and Ray Schuck wins Top Paper Ranking

The paper submitted to the Association for Chinese Communication Studies (ACCS) for the NCA 2009 Convention by Ellen Gorsevski, Canchu Lin and Ray Schuck has been ranked as a top paper.  


Title of Paper:

Invasion of the Body Snatchers: How The Rhetoric of Globalization Elides Human Rights in ‘The Bodies’ Museum Exhibits


The following is the time and place scheduled for this top paper panel:

Sat, Nov 14 – 2:00pm – 3:15pm

Place: Palmer House Hilton, Salon 3, Chicago, IL






Dr. Oliver Boyd Barrett invited to appear on panel for AEJMC

Dr. Oliver Boyd-Barrett will be appearing on the following panel (representing international communication research) at AEJMC:
Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly is organizing a panel: “Does Journalism and Mass Communication Research Matter?”  with leading scholars in the several different fields (international communication, health communication, political communication, and new media) for the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Convention in Boston on August 6 Thursday from 5:00p.m.-6:30 p.m.  

At its Business Meeting on May 21, the ICA’s Division of Global Communication and Social Change presented Dr. Boyd-Barrett with a plaque in honor of his leadership during the transition to full Divisional Status within ICA.  The inscription read: The International Communication Association Division of Global Communication and Social Change Honors Oliver Boyd-Barrett for His Years of Service, Dedication and Leadership during a Time of Organizational Transition.

Chicago, Il, May 22, 2009