Communication Matters: The NCA Podcast
NCA Book Award Winners: Highlight of Terrorizing Gender and Homeland Maternity

NCA Book Award Winners: Highlight of Terrorizing Gender and Homeland Maternity

June 3, 2021

This episode highlights two books that received awards at last year’s convention. Mia Fischer discusses Terrorizing Gender: Transgender Visibility and the Surveillance Practices of the U.S. Security State, winner of NCA’s 2020 Diamond Anniversary Book Award, and Natalie Fixmer-Oraiz addresses Homeland Maternity: U.S. Security Culture and the New Reproductive Regime, winner of NCA’s 2020 James A. Winans-Herbert A. Wichelns Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Rhetoric and Public Address.

Journal Reviewing as Mentorship

Journal Reviewing as Mentorship

May 20, 2021

This episode addresses journal reviewing as mentorship and some related issues in journal editing with Devika Chawla, the incoming Chair of NCA’s Publications Council; Mary Stuckey, a past editor of NCA’s Quarterly Journal of Speech, and two veteran reviewers: Denise M. Bostdorff and Rebecca de Souza.

Anti-Asian Hate Speech and Discrimination

Anti-Asian Hate Speech and Discrimination

May 6, 2021

Hear from Communication professors Zhuo Ban, Richie Hao, and Ali Na about anti-Asian hate speech and discrimination, including the rise in violence and xenophobia related to the COVID-19 pandemic and strategies to address these issues.

BONUS: NCA Public Program - The Future of Education: Identifying Challenges and Opportunities in Pandemic

BONUS: NCA Public Program - The Future of Education: Identifying Challenges and Opportunities in Pandemic

April 29, 2021

In this bonus episode as part of NCA’s 2021 public programming series, entitled “Communication & Resilience: COVID in Contexts,” this episode will focus on how COVID-19 has brought changes to education and how those changes create challenges but also present opportunities for digital learning moving forward. 

State of the Communication Ph.D.

State of the Communication Ph.D.

April 22, 2021

Hear from Communication professors Ellen Gorsevski, Robert Mejia, and Wei Sun about the state of the Communication Ph.D. How have our programs fared during the COVID-19 pandemic? What is the job outlook for Communication graduates? This episode’s guests will address these questions and many more.

Book Highlight - The New PhD: How to Build a Better Graduate Education

Book Highlight - The New PhD: How to Build a Better Graduate Education

April 8, 2021

Hear from the authors recently released book, The New PhD: How to Build a Better Graduate Education, Leonard Cassuto and Robert Weisbuch, about the state of graduate school today and the possibilities for reforming graduate education.

Regional Communication Associations

Regional Communication Associations

March 25, 2021

Hear from the four regional communication associations: the Central States Communication Association, Eastern Communication Association, Southern States Communication Association, and Western States Communication Association about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on their association and more.

Public Health Communication, Vaccine Rollouts and More

Public Health Communication, Vaccine Rollouts and More

March 18, 2021

Hear from three health communication scholars: Katharine J. Head, Christy J.W. Ledford, and Xiaoli Nan on how public health communication about the COVID-19 virus has changed from nearly a year ago and the insight that communication research can offer into public health communication strategies related to the vaccine. 

Communication Apprehension

Communication Apprehension

March 11, 2021

Hear from Professors Karen Kangas Dwyer, Pat Gehrke, Suzy Prentiss, and Joshua Westwick about issues related to communication apprehension, including speech anxiety, and how these issues affect both students and professionals.

BONUS: Valentine’s Day Episode – COVID and Interpersonal Relationships

BONUS: Valentine’s Day Episode – COVID and Interpersonal Relationships

February 14, 2021

Hear from Interpersonal Communication scholars Liesel Sharabi and Stephanie Tom Tong about the effects that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on our relationships, including the differences in our use of dating apps and the acceleration of romantic relationships.

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