Published: Oct. 3, 2016

News about Communication faculty, student and staff doings

John Ackerman, Associate Professor, Leah Sprain, Assistant Professor, and two additional coauthors, published “The skunkwork of ecological engagement” in Reflections: A Journal of Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing, and Service Learning, 16.1, 75-95. This article is part of a special issue on Sustainable Communities and Environmental Communication, that is currently featured on the journal web site

Joanne Esch, PhD student, presented her M.A. thesis research to the Colorado Implementation Collaborative in a series of two invited workshops titled "Understanding Organizational Culture" and "Communication Matters: Connecting Organizational Culture and Implementation Science." She also  presented a paper titled “On Being Together Without Truth or Justice: An Autoethnography of Victim-Offender Dialogue “at the 5th Annual Doing Autoethnography Conference in San Angelo, Texas and, with two coauthors, a case study titled “Moving restorative justice from margin to center: Exploring post-plea, pre-sentence conferencing” at the Howard Zehr Restorative Justice in Motion Conference in Charlotte, VA in June.  Finally, with colleagues in the Boulder County District Attorney's office and probation department, she co-facilitated a high risk victim–offender dialogue for a felony case involving bias-motivated assault.

Danielle Hodge, PhD student, reviewed the book, Home with hip hop feminism: Performances in communication and culture by Alisha S. Durham. Southern Communication Journal, 81,350–353. doi:10.1080/1041794X.2016.1209238.

Rebecca Rice, PhD student, had her essay, "Beyond Interactivity: Critical/Cultural Surveillance Scholarship, Ten Years after Andrejevic" accepted for publication in the  January 2017 issue of Review of Communication.

Andi Savage, MA student, wrote a review of the book Democracy, deliberation, and education by Robert Asen. This review appeared in Southern Communication Journal, 81,347–350. doi:10.1080/1041794X.2016.1167237.

Leah Sprain, Assistant Professor, gave an invited talk "Democratic dilemmas of energy system transformation" in September as part of the Global Change and Sustainability Center Series at the University of Utah.

Amanda, Szabo, PhD Student, spoke at TEDxBoulder in September. She boiled down 6 years of her research about how relationships and communication create economic groups. The talk focused on a community experiencing homelessness in North Carolina who, without money, leveraged relationships as a currency. Amanda was selected to give this talk from among 600 applicants.

Karen Tracy, Professor, published an article, “Discourse Analysis: Bridging Frameworks or Cultivating Practices” in The Journal of Multicultural Discourse,  in Online First, doi: 10.1080/17447143.2016.1226317.