Communication Faculty and Graduate Students Receive Awards

Congratulations to the Department of Communication, as many of its faculty and graduate students receive prestigious awards!

Graduate Students as Award Recipients:
Afsoon Hansia receives UCSB's Graduate Opportunity Fellowship. This fellowship will release her from three quarters of teaching during the 2019-2020 academic year, so that she can focus on her research, which is focused on applying evolutionary psychology to communication and language. Specifically, she is interested in the role pathogen stress plays in language development, and how health status may affect communication.
Camille Endacott receives UCSB's Graduate Dissertation Fellowship. This fellowship will release her from one quarter of teaching during the 2019-2020 academic year, so that she can focus on her dissertation. Her research interests include organizational socialization and membership, the communication of expertise within and between organizations, and the cultivation of professional identity.
Monica Cornejo receives a Dean of Social Sciences Diversity Fellowship. This fellowship provides Monica with one quarter off from teaching during the 2019-2020 academic year, so that she can focus on research, which is conducted on undocumented students in higher education and how the pressure of systematic discrimination towards marginalized groups of people affect their interpersonal relationships.
Cassandra (Sandi) Moxley is awarded a Mellichamp Sustainability Fellowship from The Mellichamp Academic Initiative in Sustainability. Fellowship graduate students will work with at least two faculty members in the Mellichamp Sustainability cluster, during the summer quarter. Sandi will be working with Professor Ronald E. Rice (Communication) and Professor Susannah Scott (Chemical Engineering) on a review of Plastic Recycling Communication Campaigns.
Roselia Mendez Murillo receives a Humanities & Social Sciences Research Grant. Her research interests include communication topics of language brokering effects on Latino/a children, deportation, immigration, and separation from parents. The grant will be used to conduct her study on the separation and reunification of immigrant families. 
Doctoral students and faculty who received top paper awards at this year's International Communication Association (ICA) in Washington, D.C.:
Afifi, T. D., Harrison, K., & Zamanzadeh, N. (2019, May). Parents’ relationship maintenance as a ‘booster shot’ for families with type I diabetes. Top Paper Panel. Interpersonal Communication Division.
Hall, J. A., & Merolla, A. J. (2019, May). Connecting everyday talk and time alone to global well-being. Top Paper Panel. Interpersonal Communication Division.
Hopp, F. R., Fisher, J. T., & Weber, R. (2019, May). The dynamic relationship between news frames and real-world events: A hidden markov model approach. Top Paper Panel. Computational Methods Division.
McClelland-Cohen, A. (2019, May). Applying the Four Flows model to social movement organizing: Bridging organizational communication and social movement studies. Top Student Paper. Organizational Communication Division.
Prestin, A., & Nabi, R. (2019, May). Exploring the Therapeutic Effects of Entertainment Media: Toward a "prescription" of media-based positive psychology interventions."  Top Paper Panel. Health Communication Division. 
Sink, A., Figueroa-Caballero, A. & Mastro, D. (2019, May). Warmth, competence, and the affective mediators of intergroup contact. Top 5 Papers in the Mass Communication Division. 
Yang, Y. (2019, May). The actual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practices vs. public perspective of CSR: A factor analysis of CSR indices. Top Student Paper. Public Relations Division.



News Date: 

Friday, May 31, 2019