2013 ECIG Call for Papers
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2013 CFP for Environmental Communication

The Environmental Communication Interest Group invites submissions that illuminate all aspects of communication related to nature and the natural world. The group aims to advance research on the interplay of the environment with any level of communication (such as interpersonal, group, intergroup, organizational, mass, or global) and in any setting (education/instruction, leisure/gaming, economic, legal, and so forth). Research on health, risk, and science communication issues related to the environment are especially germane. Topics might include environmental rhetoric and discourse, visual and textual representations  of the natural environment in popular culture or journalism, political communication about environmental issues, critical animal studies, public participation or interaction in ecological decision making, environmental campaigns and green marketing, scientific sense-making about nature, and the impact of communication technologies and communication about environmental technologies, among others. The group welcomes work from any perspective (including critical, cultural, ethnic/minority, feminist) employing any research method motivated by sound research questions on environmental communication—philosophical/theoretical, historical, and applied research and conceptual, performative, or empirical presentations.

The group will accept:
• Full papers (maximum 10,000 words plus tables, charts, and references in minimum 12-point type)
• Interactive paper presentations (posters)
• Panel proposals. Include panelists’ names and background, abstracts of papers (150 words each), and a justification (400 words) that explains the importance of the topic and its interest to ICA members. Also include a 75-word panel description for the conference program. Panels can contain up to four papers. The group will consider panel proposals that employ novel formats to expand participation, mentor junior scholars, promote graduate student research projects, and advance similar aims. To encourage an international perspective, panel proposals that include presenters from different countries receive priority.

Submit paper and panel proposals online at the conference submission website and follow the ICA 2013 CFP submission guidelines. Please indicate if your paper can be an interactive (display/poster) or virtual (distance/asynchronous) session. Read carefully the ICA rules for preparing your submission, especially for removing from papers any information identifying author(s).

Top faculty and student papers will receive recognition awards at the group’s business meeting.  Some student travel funding awards are available.To be eligible, student authors must indicate their status. Again, see the full 2013 CFP document at http://www.icahdq.org/conf/index.asp.