NCA GLBTQ Communication Studies Division Awards Call

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Overview of GLBTQ Division and Caucus Awards

The NCA Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Communication Studies Division and Caucus on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Concerns are pleased to announce annual awards for scholarship pertaining to the study of GLBTQ communication. We are interested in recognizing scholarship that: 1) advances our field’s understanding of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer communication studies; 2) makes a significant contribution to contemporary scholarship on GLBTQ populations and/or identities ; and 3) demonstrates intellectual rigor and mastery of the work’s chosen literature field and methodology. Each award will be evaluated by a panel of three GLBTQ scholars, comprised of the current chairs of the Division and the Caucus and one former winner of the award, appointed by the executive committee of the GLBTQ Division. Guidelines for nomination and submission for each award are outlined below.

Book of the Year Award

The Book of the Year Award recognizes one outstanding scholarly book advancing GLBTQ communication studies. To qualify for the award, the book must have been published in the last two calendar years (2013 or 2014). Nominations by NCA members as well as self-nominations will be accepted.

To apply for this award, please send a packet with the following items to the awards committee chair:
1) A letter of nomination detailing the merit of the book to be considered for the award. This should also provide publication information including the date of release and publishing press.
2) Three copies of the book for consideration.
3) Additional letters of support (no more than 5) from scholars in the field of communication speaking on the intellectual and academic merit of the book as it relates to GLBTQ communication scholarship.

Monograph of the Year Award

The Monograph of the Year Award recognizes up to three outstanding monographs/scholarly articles advancing GLBTQ communication scholarship. To qualify for the award, the essay must have been published in the last two calendar years (2013 or 2014). Nominations by NCA members as well as self-nominations will be accepted.

To apply for this award, please send a packet with the following items to the awards committee chair. Electronic copies/submissions in PDF format will be accepted and are encouraged:

1) A letter of nomination detailing the merit of the essay to be considered for the award. This should also provide publication information including the date of release and publishing press.
2) Three copies of the published essay for consideration (or a single electronic PDF copy if the nomination is an electronic submission).
3) Additional letters of support (no more than 5) from scholars in the field of communication speaking on the intellectual and academic merit of the essay as it relates to GLBTQ communication scholarship.

Dissertation of the Year Award

The Dissertation of the Year Award recognizes one outstanding dissertation advancing GLBTQ communication scholarship. To qualify for the award, the dissertation must have been approved and filed within the last two calendar years (2013 or 2014). Only self-nominations will be accepted.

To apply for this award, please send a packet with the following items to the awards committee chair. Electronic copies/submissions in PDF format will be accepted and are encouraged:
1) A letter of nomination detailing the merit of the dissertation to be considered for the award. This should also provide publication information including the defense and filing dates.
2) One full copy of the dissertation, as well as three copies of the chapter most representative of the claims outlined in the letter of nomination (a single electronic PDF copy of both items will be accepted).
3) Additional letters of support (no more than 3) from scholars in the field of communication speaking on the intellectual and academic merit of the dissertation as it relates to GLBTQ communication scholarship.

Application materials for all awards are due by FRIDAY, July 3rd. Submissions should be directed to Bernadette Marie Calafell, Ph.D., Communication Studies, University of Denver, 2000 E. Asbury Ave., Sturm 200, Denver, CO 80208. Electronic submission can be emailed to Bernadette.Calafell@du.edu and please indicate the name of the award in the subject line of the email.

NCA GLBTQ Communication Studies Division CFP

General Call for GLBTQ Communication Studies Division

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Communication Studies Division invites submissions for NCA’s 100th Annual Convention. The theme for the convention is “the Presence of our Past(s)” which we can be read as a call to be reflexive about the past, present, and future of the GLBTQ Studies Division and its role within the National Communication Association. Although many of our submissions are centered in the communicative practices and/or representations of sexual and gender minorities, we are particularly interested in papers, performances, sessions, and panels that take an intersectional approach to GLBTQ studies, including those addressing the experiences of queer people of color, queerness and disability studies, and transgender identities.

As part of the 100th anniversary we are also interested in panels that take stock of our history and scholarship that has advanced the discipline. Some question or themes these panels might explore are: What role have people of color and qpoc scholarship played in the GLBTQ Communication Studies Division?  What scholarship produced by members of our Division greatly advanced academic research and conversations? How has scholarship produced by and about queer, bisexual, transgender, and lesbian women helped to transform the face of the GLBTQ Communication Studies Division? Submissions that take stock of our history or scholarship may take the form of panels dedicated to specific research articles or issues. Additionally, the division welcomes all methodological and theoretical perspectives as well as papers, performances, and panels conversant across the other units of our organization. Please note: Applicants can submit one and only one paper or performance in which they are the primary author of the work.

The deadline for submissions is March 26th 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time at the NCA Submission Central Website.

Competitive Submissions Guidelines

Individual paper submissions should:

  • include a title and a description of no more than 300 words;
  • identify all authors(s);
  • list three keywords;
  • upload a copy of the paper, not to exceed 30 pages (12 point font), including notes, references, figures, and/or tables;
  • not identify the author(s) anywhere in the description or the uploaded essay (student papers should be designated as “student authored” in the electronic submission process); and,
  • indicate whether or not the author(s) would be willing to present in the Scholar to Scholar (S2S) sessions by checking the appropriate agreement box.

Paper session proposals should:

  • provide a title for the session;
  • craft a session description for the convention program (less than 75 words);
  • enter a session chair (required) and respondent (optional);
  • include the title, description (less than 500 words), and author(s) for each paper presentation;
  • list three keywords; and,
  • provide a rationale for the session (less than 1000 words).

Panel discussion proposals or performance centered panels should:

  • provide a title for the panel discussion;
  • craft a session description for the convention program (less than 75 words);
  • enter a list of discussants and a session chair (required); and,
  • provide a rationale for the panel or performance, including each discussant’s qualifications to address the proposed topics (less than 1000 words).

Performance session proposals should:

  • provide a title for the session;
  • craft a session description for the convention program (less than 75 words);
  • enter a session chair (required) and respondent (optional);
  • include the title, description (less than 500 words), and performer(s) for each performance; and,
  • provide a rationale for the session (less than 1000 words).

ALL AV (audio/visual) requests must be made at the time of submission.

All submitters are encouraged to review the Professional Standards for Convention Participants prior to submission. Helpful resources, including live and recorded step-by-step instructions on how to submit, are available in the Convention Library

Each submission should be made to one unit only.

If you have any questions about the submission process, please contact the unit planner, Bernadette Marie Calafell at bcalafel@du.edu.