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The Graduate Communication Association (GCA) is an organization of media and communication scholars in the School of Media and Communication at Bowling Green State University, whose interdisciplinary set-up studies the varying natures and impacts of communication between humans.  Our theme this year is Transgressions: Expanding Peripheries through Inclusive Perspectives. Often throughout history, the only way marginalized voices could make themselves heard was by violating existing norms, disobeying oppressive laws, and shattering the status quo. These transgressions have been central to making our world more inclusive. This conference invites you to recognize how the field of communication responds to and reflects upon these transgressions in its scholarship. We invite you to submit your work (papers, posters, extended abstracts, and/or creative submissions) on this transgressive nature of communication. The GCA conference welcomes research from undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines. 

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Work centering marginalized and subaltern voices  

  • Digital activism and online dissent 

  • Queer representations in media 

  • Political discourse and resistance strategies 

  • Inclusive storytelling in popular culture 

  • Transgressive communication in educational settings 

  • Environmental activism and communication 

  • Cultural transgressions and identity exploration 

  • Media literacy and empowerment 

  • Community building through transgressive communication 

Conference Details: 

This conference will be held in a hybrid format (in-person and on Zoom). Zoom links will be provided in the second week of March. All conference presentations will be judged, and awards will be given to the overall top two (2) presentations.  

The registration fee for the conference is compulsory. The amount is $10. 

Dates: March 22nd & 23rd, 2024 

Organizers: Jeevani SAmmeta, President GCA; Syeda Zainab Akbar Lnu, Treasurer GCA

Supported by: Dr Cheryl Bracken, Director, School of media and communication; Dr Radhika Gajjala, Grad coordinator, School of media and communication

Learn more at http://bgsu.presence.io/event/11th-annual-graduate-communication-association-gca-conference

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