Communication - Research Opportunities

aca_st_in_lib1Graduate students in our program have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty and/or produce original research through the courses they take and vis-a-vis the Independent Study work they engage in. Such research can then be submitted for presentation at scholarly conferences and for publication in academic journals and books.


Communication Conferences

Recently, our graduate students have co-authored research presented in Boston, Milwaukee, Las Vegas, Washington, Dublin, and Barcelona. Here are some of the major recurring conferences in the field of communication:

National Communication Association (NCA)
Research Area: Communication
Submission Deadline: February
2014: Chicago, November 20 - 23
2015: Las Vegas, November 19 - 22
2016: Philadelphia, November 10 - 13
2017: Dallas, November 16 - 19

International Communication Association (ICA)
Research Area: Communication
Submission Deadline: November
2015: San Juan, Puerto Rico May 21 - 25
2016: Fukuoka, Japan June 9 - 13

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)
Research Area: Journalism and Mass Communication
Submission Deadline: April
2014: Montreal, Canada - Le Centre Sheraton, August 6 - 9
2015: San Francisco, CA - Marriott San Francisco Marquis, August 5 - 9
2016: Minneapolis, MN - Hilton Hotel August 4 - 7

Eastern Communication Association (ECA)
Research Area: Communication
Submission Deadline: October
2015: Philadelphia, PA

Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)
Research Area: Popular and American Culture
Conference Meeting: March or April

International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR)
Research Area: Communication
Submission Deadline: February
Conference Meeting: July

University of Kentucky Conference on Health Communication
Research Area: Health Communication
Submission Deadline (abstracts): December
Conference Meeting: April (even years - e.g., 2012, 2014, etc.)

George Mason University DC Health Communication Conference
Research Area: Health Communication
Submission Deadline (abstracts): December
Conference Meeting: April (odd years - e.g., 2011, 2013, etc.)

Western States Communication Association
Research Area: Organizational Communication Interest Group
Submission Deadline: September
Conference Meeting: February


E-mail List-serves/Communication Associations

E-mail list-serves and regional communication associations are also valuable ways to keep up with the field and to stay abreast of call-for-papers (CFP) opportunities. Here are a few useful links for those resources:

Communication, Research and Theory Network (CRTNET)
Affiliated Organization/Interest: National Communication Association

CULTSTUD-L
Affiliated Organization/Interest: Cultural Studies

H-PCAACA
Affiliated Organization/Interest: Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association

Southern States Communication Association (SSCA)

Central States Communication Association (CSCA)

Western States Communication Association (CSCA)