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The Hugh Downs School faculty and graduate students will receive top paper and research awards at the National Communication Association's national convention in New Orleans, LA on November 17-20, 2011.
Kory Floyd, professor and associate director, will receive the 2011 Charles H. Woolbert Research Award. This prestigious award recognizes a journal article or book chapter that has stood the test of time and has become a stimulus for new concepualizations of speech communication phenomena. Drs. Floyd and his colleague, Mac Parks, are being honored for their article, "Making Friends in Cyberspace."
American Studies, Top Student Paper:
Chema Salinas, "Performing guilt and redemption: The art of Chris Burden, Ron Athey, and Steven Leyba"
Chinese Communication Studies, Top Student Paper:
Jie Gong, "Re-anchoring an ancient, emergent superpower: 2010 Shanghai World Expo, public memory, and national identity
Ethnography Division, Top Student Paper:
Jieyoung Kong, "Zeno's paradox: voices of martial art bodies"
Spiritual Communication, Top Student Paper:
Tim Huffman, "Resolving spirited debates: recasting communication inquiry as a spiritual practice
2011 Charles H. Woolbert Research Award:
Kory Floyd, associate professor and assistant director, and colleague, Mac Parks, "Making friends in cyberspace" published in the Journal of Communication 1996.
Outstanding Masters Thesis Award:
Elizabeth Rush, master's student alum, "The conceptual construction of innovation: performance labor to manufacture mood, chase goals, and assemble success in incubator organizations"
Top Four Paper Award:
Kendra Rivera, doctoral alum, "Feeling America's dirty work: voicing emotional labor taint at the U.S. Border Patrol"