ECA 110th Convention - Voices of Diversity Interest Group Call for Papers
11oth Annual ECA Convention
2019 CALL FOR PAPERS
Creating Our Future
April 10-14, 2019
OCTOBER 15, 2018
The purpose of the Voices of Diversity Interest Group is to explore the various theories and practices that pertain to the research, teaching, and study of communication within, between, and among diverse communities, especially as these communities are affected and/or marginalized culturally, economically, institutionally, politically, psychologically, and socially because of age, class, disabilities, ethnicity, gender, language, race, religion or sexual orientation. The Voices of Diversity Interest Group seeks to facilitate dissemination and discussion of such theories and practices within the field of communication studies. With this mission and the questions above in mind, the Voices of Diversity Interest Group welcomes scholarship and conversations closely aligned with the conference theme and our interest group mission.
Furthermore, the Voices of Diversity Interest Group invites completed papers, panels, round table discussions, symposiums, and community programs across communication contexts that explore the pivotal role exchanging ideas plays in creating, maintaining, and changing what we communicate and how we communicate it. Submissions that provide an opportunity for “voices” of various scholars, community members, audience members and the public to engage one another are strongly encouraged. All submissions will be reviewed and evaluated through an anonymous, peer-review process. Correspondence regarding the status of submissions will be sent mid-January 2019. Please read the following directions for proper submission
ECA will now be using Attendee Interactive to manage submissions and reviews. This is the same system used by the National Communication Association so you may be familiar with it. The deadline for submissions remains the same, October 15, 2018 at 11:59 PM. You will be prompted to create a new User ID and Password to submit your work. An email will be sent to the membership in the next couple of months to announce when Attendee Interactive will be open for submission. Additional information, including a link to the submission page, will be sent to ECA members on the day the submission website opens.
The Interest Group invites the following types of submissions and the specific requirements for each type follows.
Submission Guidelines for Completed Papers
Papers should be written in accordance with the University of Chicago Manual of Style or APA 6th edition (whichever is appropriate). The following fields will be completed for individual submissions :
- Description (aka. Abstract) including the Professional Responsibility Statement.
- Student Paper
- Debut Submission
- Special requests
- Audio Visual Form
- Upload final paper or additional documents (file types accepted:Word or PDF).
Submission Guidelines for Panel/Program Proposals/Round Tables
Please submit panel/program proposals is one MS Word file (.doc or .docx). Proposals should be written according to the University of Chicago Manual of Style or APA 6th edition (whichever is appropriate). Include the following items in all panel/program submissions:
- Thematic Title
- Participants (Names & Affiliations) including chair and respondent.
- Estimated Attendance
- Special requests
- Audio Visual Form
- Upload supporting documents that include titles and abstract for each paper or presentation, program copy (no more than a 75-word description) as it should appear in the final program, and Statement of Professionalism (see below).
Include the following statement with submissions.
In submitting the attached paper/panel, I/We recognize that this submission is considered a professional responsibility. I/We agree to present this paper/panel if it is accepted and programmed. I/We further recognize that all who attend and present at ECA’s annual meeting must register and pay required fees.
I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at the conference. If you have any questions feel free to contact me and I will answer them to the best of my ability or find someone who can.
Christine Courtade Hirsch, Ph. D.
Department of Communication Studies
12 Lanigan Hall