UWGB COMM Grad Elizabeth Hintz (B.A.. 2015) won the Donald P. Cushman Memorial Award from the National Communication Association (NCA).
“This is a wonderful recognition honoring Elizabeth’s research about how people talk about concerns related to family and health,” said Patrice Buzzanell, Chair of the Department of Communication at the University of South Florida. “This award aligns with Elizabeth’s research interests and our department is delighted to see her receive the recognition she so well deserves.”
The award annually honors the top-ranked student-authored paper from all NCA units that rank papers for programming at the NCA Annual Convention. Hintz co-authored the essay, “Childfree and ‘Bingoed’: Competing Discourses of Reproductive Normativity and Autonomy Animated in Online Narratives of Conversations about Voluntary Childlessness” with Clinton Brown.
“NCA’s annual awards honor communication scholars’ teaching, scholarship and service,” said NCA Executive Director Trevor Parry-Giles. “Elizabeth’s contributions to the communication discipline are noteworthy, and NCA is proud to recognize her with this award.”
The award will be presented at the 105th Annual Convention: http://www.natcom.org/awards/.
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