37th Annual Communication Studies Conference at James Madison University

The 37th Annual Communication Studies Conference
Communication Studies in Action: Communication, Citizenship, and Civic Engagement
James Madison University
April 13-15, 2015
Sponsored by
The School of Communication Studies
The College of Arts & Letters

Keynote Address
Monday, April 13, 2015 at 7:00 pm     
Highlands Room, Festival Conference and Student Center

"Communication, Citizenship, and Civic Engagement: The Case of Contemporary Immigrant Rights Activism."  
Dr. J. David Cisneros, University of Illinois 
Cisneros writes that borders and citizenship go hand in hand, but that this relationship breeds perpetual anxiety over the purported sanctity of the border, the security of a nation, and the integrity of civic identity. His recent book, "The Border Cross Us:" Rhetorics of Borders, Citizenship and Latina/o Identity, (2014, University of Alabama Press) explores efforts to restrict and expand notions of U.S. citizenship as they relate specifically to the US-Mexico border and Latina/o identity.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015    Madison Union Ballroom

9:00am                            Welcome with Coffee, Juice, and Pastries

11:00 am - 12:15 pm        Session II: Communication and Identity

12:30 - 1:45 pm               Session III: Communication and Criticism

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm           Session IV: Communication, Identity, and Well-Being

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm           Session V: Communication and the College Classroom

Wednesday, April 15, 2015    Madison Union Ballroom

8:30 am                         Coffee, Juice, and Pastries

9:05 am - 9:55 am          Session VI: Communication and Relationships

10:10 am - 11:00 am      Session VII: Honors Theses Panel

11:15 am - 12:00 pm      Session VIII: Honors Theses Panel 

12:00pm                        Conference Closed
All conference events are free and open to the public. 
For questions about the conference, please contact conference director Dr. Carlos Aleman (alemancg@jmu.edu) School of Communication Studies


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