2021 NCA-KACA Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions

Korean American Communication Association (KACA)

The National Communication Association (NCA) will hold its 107th Annual Conference in Seattle, Washington, on November 18-21, 2021.

The Korean American Communication Association (KACA) division embraces all theoretical and methodological approaches to research. The submission of papers/proposals pursuing NCA’s 2021 convention theme, “Renewal & Transformation” is highly encouraged.

The Korean American Communication Association (KACA) division accepts TWO types of submissions; 1) Full research papers, and 2) Panel discussion proposals. We do NOT accept extended abstract.

1. “Full” research paper 

We invite submissions of full research papers broadly related to any areas of Korean and/or Korean-American communication, including but not limited to:

– Intercultural/International communication

– Cultural studies

– Public Relations, Advertising, and Strategic Communication

– Health communication

– Organizational communication

– Political Communication

– New communication technologies and social media

– Journalism and media industry  

– Contemporary communication issues in science, environment, sports, or entertainment.

Paper should be no more than 25 double-spaced pages, excluding references, tables, and figures. All papers must include a title and a 250-word abstract. Submitters should select “individual paper” as their submission type in the electronic submission form. Work already presented, published or accepted for presentation or publication should NOT be submitted.

2. Panel discussion proposal 

We invite submissions of panel discussion proposals broadly related to all areas of Korean and/or Korean-American communication themes. Considering NCA’s 2021 convention theme, however, we prefer proposal which focuses on one of themes listed in below:

– Korean American community during and after COVID-19 pandemic

– Korean American community in the post-Trump era

– VR/AR technologies and Korean American community in the time of crisis

– (Re)constructing social identity of Korean Americans/Koreans in the time of crisis  

– Communicating race, ethnicity, nationality, and citizenship within/beyond Korea

We also welcome proposal that discusses some big questions such as:

– What is the relevance and value of KACA scholarship and teaching as we recover from this time of crisis?

– How can KACA research and scholarship contribute to rebuilding and restoring our communities?
– What should be done to replenish and advance our discipline?

Panel discussion proposals should include all in below:

1) Title

2) Panel description for the conference online program (75 words)

3) Rationale (400-500 words)

4) List of names, e-mails, and institutions of all panelists

5) Abstract/summary of each presentation (150 words for each presentation).

* Note. Panels should avoid single institution representation.

All papers and panel discussion proposals will be blind reviewed by 2-3 reviewers with expertise in the area. Submitters MUST DELETE ALL IDENTIFYING INFORMATION from the uploaded document before submitting a paper or proposal.

All submissions must be made by March 31 (Wed), 2021 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time).

Please submit your work online using the NCA Convention Central (https://www.natcom.org/nca-107th-annual-convention-renewal-and-transformation). AV requests must be made at the time of submission to be considered.

Helpful resources, including live and recorded step-by-step instructions on how to submit, are available in the Convention Resource Library (https://www.natcom.org/convention-events/convention-resources/convention-resource-library). All submitters are encouraged to review the General Convention Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)  and the Professional Standards for Convention Participants prior to submission.

You do NOT need to be a member of the NCA or the KACA to submit a paper/panel discussion proposal. However, if accepted, at least one author will need to (1) register for the NCA convention and (2) attend the convention to present the work (otherwise, the presentation will be removed from the program).

Questions about the call should be directed to:

Dr. Eun-Jeong Han (exhan@salisbury.edu)

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