Student Travel Award 2020
Students can apply for funds from the CAT Division to support their travel to the annual conference. Students must be CAT members to be eligible for CAT funding. Students living in Tier B and C countries and those presenting at CAT will be given preference in the application process. The application process for the 2020 Gold Coast Conference is now open. Please go to this link to apply: https://tinyurl.com/CATTravelGrants20. Applications are due by midnight GMT on 15 February 2020. Contact CAT Chair, Nicole Ellison (firstname.lastname@example.org), if you have any questions.
2020 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 email@example.com.
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 2019-2020 award period, nominations should be submitted to Homero Gil de Zúñiga (University of Vienna), Chair of the ICA CAT Awards Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 12:00 am GMT on March 1, 2020.
Please note self-nominations are also accepted. Nominations materials should include:
• The nominee's full contact information, including name, affiliation, 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 recent copy of the nominee's CV including publications, distinctions, accomplishments and/or other evidence that demonstrates 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
2019: Nancy Baym, Microsoft Research
2018: Jan van Djik, University of Twente
2017: Ron Rice, University of California, Santa Barbara
2016: Janet Fulk, University of Southern California
2015: Sara Kiesler, Carnegie Mellon University
2014: (no award given)
2013: William H. Dutton
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, 2020. Any doctoral dissertation in the area of communication and technology, completed and defended between 1 January and 31 December of 2019, 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, affiliation, 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).
Please submit the nominations and address any questions to Homero Gil de Zúñiga (University of Vienna), Chair of the ICA CAT Awards Committee, email@example.com
Recipients of the Herbert S. Dordick Dissertation Award
2019: Xiaoqian Li, University of Texas
2018: Ana Levordashka, Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien (IWM) Tübingen
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
2013: Robert 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 and Keith Hampton, University of Toronto