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Jennifer A. Samp, Chair

University of Georgia

Amanda Holmstrom, Vice Chair

Michigan State University


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College of New Jersey

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Jennifer A. Samp wrote on the Divisions: Interpersonal Communication wall: Dear Members of the ICA Interpersonal Communication Division: In preparation for the ICA Interpersonal Communication Business meeting, I wanted to let you know that I have moved to a paperless format for the meeting. The agenda for this year's meeting is here: The minutes from the 2018 business meeting are here: I look forward to seeing you in Washington! Jennifer Samp
Posted Sunday, April 28, 2019
Jennifer A. Samp wrote on the Divisions: Interpersonal Communication wall: Congratulations to Our Division Award Winners! We hope to see you all at the business meeting to celebrate these outstanding scholars! A. Top Papers Jimmie Manning, University of Nevada, Reno & Katherine Denker, Ball State University: “Justifications of ‘ghosting out’ of developing or ongoing relationships: Young adult anxieties regarding digitally-mediated interaction.” Wenjing Pan, Renmin University of China, Bo Feng, University of California, Davis, & Cuihua Shen, University of California, Davis: “Social capital, social support, and language use in an online depression forum.” Tamara D. Afifi, Kathryn Harrison, & Nicole zamanzadeh, University of California, Santa Barbara: “Parents’ relationship maintenance as a ‘booster shot’ for families with type I diabetes.” Jeffrey Hall, University of Kansas & Andrew Merolla, University of California, Santa Barbara: “Connecting everyday talk and time alone to global well-being.” Top Student Paper Hannah K. Delemeester & Dacheng Zhang, San Diego State University: “Is it simply a matter of saying ‘no’? An ethnographic investigation into the negotiation of unwanted sexual advances among women taking public transportation.” 2019 Outstanding Thesis Award Winner Heath A. Howard, University of Alabama: “Deception, trust, and credibility: A Gricean exploration.” 2019 Outstanding Dissertation Award Winner Kellie St.Cyr Brisini, The University of Pennsylvania: “Relational Turbulence and Marital Communication when Children with Autism Start School.”
Posted Thursday, April 18, 2019
Amanda J. Holmstrom wrote on the Divisions: Interpersonal Communication wall: INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION AND SOCIAL INTERACTION SECTION REGIONAL CONFERENCE (ECREA) October 14 - October 16, 2019 Tilburg, the Netherlands The ICSI Regional Conference is the 6th bi-annual meeting of the Interpersonal Communication and Social Interaction (ICSI) section of ECREA (European Communication Research and Education Association). This year’s conference is hosted by Tilburg University, Department of Communication and Cognition, and will be held in Tilburg, the Netherlands. The conference theme this year is "Re-Connecting". We want to connect scholars from the different sub-disciplines of interpersonal communication and social interaction, for example workplace interaction, communication in interpersonal relationship, impression management, interpersonal and health communication. Connecting our insights from different fields may inform our own research, provide creative ideas for future research, and help theory development. Moreover, the theme reflects the fact that our mediated and unmediated interactions are increasingly connected and integrated. As advanced communication technologies increasingly become part of our everyday experience, we are forced to revisit and connect theories of online and offline social interaction. The ICSI Regional Conference 2019 provides an opportunity to share our ideas, theories and research about interpersonal communication and social interaction across our different specializations. We call for paper and panel proposals from any communication or communication-related discipline and methodology that address the section's themes. Submission deadline: June 09 (midnight CET). More information and submission website:
Posted Monday, March 18, 2019
Jennifer A. Samp wrote on the Divisions: Interpersonal Communication wall: Special Issue Call for Papers Speaking Across Communication Subfields Guest Editors: Keren Tenenboim-Weinbaltt (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) & Chul-joo “CJ” Lee (Seoul National University) With the rapid growth and development of the field of Communication, it has also become increasingly fragmented, while its subfields – as represented by ICA’s various divisions and interest groups – have become increasingly self-contained. Researchers within the different subfields speak to each other in numerous forums and publications and in ever-growing levels of precision and sophistication, but are often oblivious to related developments in other subfields. Similarly, conceptual, analytical and empirical contributions are discussed in relation to the state-of-the-art within a specific subfield, but often fail to be developed into broader theoretical frameworks. The result is a multiplicity of theoretical, conceptual and empirical fragments, whose interrelationships and relevance for a range of communication processes remain to be established. In this special issue, we look for rigorous, original and creative contributions that speak across multiple subfields of communication. All theoretical approaches as well as methods of scholarly inquiry are welcome, and we are open to various formats and foci: The papers can be based on an empirical study, integrate a series of empirical pieces, thereby proposing a new theory or model, or be primarily theoretical. Their focus can be a specific theory, a specific concept or a set of related concepts, a communication phenomenon that can be better accounted for using a cross-disciplinary perspective, or any other focus that fits the purpose of the special issue. In all forms, the papers should make substantial, original contributions to theoretical consolidation and explicitly discuss the relevance and implications of their research to different subfields. Deadline for full paper submissions is July 15, 2019. The special issue is scheduled for Issue 3, 2020. Submissions should be made through the JOC submission site ( jcom). Please make sure you click “yes” to the question “is this work being submitted for special issue consideration?” and clearly state in the cover letter that the paper is submitted to the special issue. Manuscripts should strictly adhere to the new JOC submission guidelines. These guidelines will be available on the journal’s website in early January 2019. Before that, they are available upon request from Editor-in-Chief, Lance Holbert, Questions and comments about the special issue should be addressed to Keren Tenenboim-Weinblatt ( and Chul-joo “CJ” Lee ( View Online:
Posted Monday, March 4, 2019
Jennifer A. Samp wrote on the Divisions: Interpersonal Communication wall: ICA Interpersonal Communication Division Travel Awards If you are a member of the ICA Interpersonal Communication Division and are presenting at this year’s conference in Washington, D.C, you are eligible to apply for limited travel funds from the Division. We prioritize students and those currently working in transitional/developing countries for grant funding. To apply, please send a 1-page statement in .pdf to Jennifer A. Samp, Interpersonal Communication Division Chair ( by February 26th, 2019. In your statement, include the following: *Your name and e-mail address *Your status or rank *Your country of current schooling or employment *A description (no more than 2 sentences) of the papers, posters, or panels you are presenting in the Interpersonal Communication Division. The deadline to apply is February 26, 2019. Awardees will be notified on or around March 1st. As a reminder, those eligible should also apply to the overall ICA Travel Awards here:
Posted Thursday, January 31, 2019
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