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2019 Call for CAT Award Nominations 

The ICA Communication and Technology Division is seeking nominations for the Frederick Williams Prize for Contribution to the Study of Communication and Technology and the Herbert S. Dordick Dissertation Award.

Please submit the nominations and address any questions to Homero Gil de Zúñiga (University of Vienna, Austria), Chair of the ICA CAT Awards Committee, at homero.gil.de.zuniga@univie.ac.at.

Frederick Williams Prize for Contributions to the Study of Communication Technology

 Dr. Frederick Williams (1933-2010), former ICA President and founding Dean of the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California, was a visionary who made significant and lasting impacts on new communication technology research. To honor his memory and outstanding contribution to our field, the Williams Prize is awarded on a year-by-year basis by the Communication and Technology (CAT) Division of the International Communication Association. It recognizes the major contributions and cumulative achievements of senior scholars who have advanced the study and the field of communication and technology.

For full consideration of the 2018-2019 award period, nominations should be submitted to Homero Gil de Zúñiga (University of Vienna), Chair of the ICA CAT Awards Committee, homero.gil.dezuniga@univie.ac.atno later than 12:00 am GMT on March 1, 2019. 

Please note self-nominations are also accepted. Nominations materials should include:

•   The nominee's full contact information, including name, surface mail address, email address, and phone number;

•   A one (1) page discussion of the nominee's major contributions to the study of communication and technology, and suitability for recognition as a recipient of the Prize; and

•   A list of the nominee's selected works, publications, distinctions, accomplishments or other evidence that demonstrate the significance of the nominee's work and its influence on the field of communication and technology.

 

Recipients of the Frederick Williams Prize for Contributions to the Study of Communication Technology

 

2018: Jan van Djik, University of Twente
2017: Ron Rice, University of California, Santa Barbara
2016: Janet Falk, University of Southern California
2015: Sara Kiesler, Carnegie Mellon University
2014: (no award given)
2013: William H. Dutton, Oxford Internet Institute

 

Herbert S. Dordick Dissertation Award 

The ICA Communication and Technology Division is seeking nominations for the Herbert S. Dordick Dissertation Award. The submission deadline award nomination is 12:00 am GMT, March 1, 2019. Any doctoral dissertation in the area of communication and technology, completed and defended between 1 January and 31 December of 2018, is eligible for consideration. 

This Dordick Dissertation Award honors the memory of Prof. Herbert S. Dordick (1925-1998), a distinguished telecommunications engineer, public/urban policy researcher and intellectual, teacher and mentor. The Dordick Dissertation Award recognizes the most outstanding doctoral dissertation in the area of communication and technology completed and defended in the preceding year, and is presented annually at the business meeting of the Communication and Technology (CAT) Division of the International Communication Association.

Dissertation authors need not be members of ICA or the CAT Division for their work to be considered, but Award recipients must be ICA members at the time the Award is given (i.e., the ICA annual conference in the year after completing the dissertation). Self-nominations are welcome.

Nomination materials should include:

Full contact information of the dissertation author, including name, surface mail address, email address, and phone number;

A cover letter or statement (1-2 pages) by the nominator describing the significance of the work and its merit/suitability for the Award;

A one-page abstract of the dissertation;

A representative chapter or selected sections of the dissertation, OR a paper summarizing the dissertation study, problem/hypothesis and rationale, methods, and findings, of up to 30 pages in length (double-spaced, excluding references and figures; approximately 7,500 words).

 

Recipients of the Herbert S. Dordick Dissertation Award


2018: Ana Levordashka, University of Bath
2017: Erin Klawitter, Northwestern University and German Neubaum, University of Duisburg-Essen 
2016: Elizabeth Dubois, Oxford Internet Institute 
2015: Sanne Kruikemeier, University of Amsterdam
2014: Benjamin Mako Hill, MIT
2013Robert Shota Tokunaga, University of Arizona
2012: Younei Soe, Indiana University
2011: Alexander van Deursen, University of Twente
2009: David Huffaker, Northwestern University
2008: Nick Yee, Stanford U
2007: James D. Ivory, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
2005: Dmitri Williams, University of Michigan
2003: Pablo Boczkowski, Cornell University 


Student Travel Award

More information about Student Travel Awards for the annual conference in 2019 will be announced soon.

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