National Communication Association

Annenberg at NCA 2018

USC Annenberg doctoral students will be in Salt Lake City this weekend for the National Communication Association conference. Over 20 current students (as well as faculty and alumni) will present their work at the annual gathering of communication scholars.

The Annenberg School of Communication will also be at the NCA Graduate School Open House on Thursday, November 8 in Exhibit Hall A of the Salt Palace Convention Center (booth 1310) from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.


Thursday, November 8

Ignacio Cruz (Fourth Year) and Grace Yuehan Wang (Fourth Year), How can I help you? Exploring framing effects on facial recognition in consumer contexts

Ignacio Cruz (Fourth Year), Jillian Kwong (Fourth Year), and Joo-Wha Hong (Second Year), Who’s to blame? Using attribution theory to explore reactions to human and autonomous agent interactions

Traci Gillig (ABD), Jared Macary (University of Oregon), and Professor Larry Gross, From Recognition to Reactance: The Communicative Experiences of American LGBTQ Families in a Shifting Environment

Joo-Wha Hong (Second Year), Yunwen (Kathy) Wang (Second Year), and Paulina Lanz Garcia (Second Year), A Quantitative Assessment of Attributional Biases Using Narratives and Attribution Theory: Faulting the Machine

Eric Wiemer (Purdue), Sam Wilson (University of Illinois), David Tewksbury (University of Illinois), and Joo-Wha Hong (Second Year), Agenda diversity and uniformity: News repertoires and their effects on the agenda setting process

Ruth Kelly (ABD), Counting Characters, Cast and Crew: Application of Computer Data Processing Techniques to Questions of Numeric Representation in Television and Film

Emily Sidnam (Fourth Year) and Leila Bighash (PhD 2018), Virtual Communities, Controversy, and Consumer Commitment: Investigating the Impact of Controversy Expressed in Predecisional Reactions to Products Online

Jingyi Sun (Third Year), The Application of Self-affirmation in Crisis Communication: A Stakeholder Perspective

Liyuan Wang (Third Year), Can Narratives increase compliance? An experiment of vicarious Foot-in-the-door


Friday, November 9

Sonia Jawaid Shaikh (ABD) and Ignacio Cruz (Fourth Year), “Alexa, Do You Know Anything?” The Effects of Intelligent Personal Assistants in Teams: Examining Dynamic Interactions, Decision Making and Creativity Over (and Under) Time

Tyler Hiebert (Fourth), The Settler-Colonial Cycle 

Hye Min Kim (Third Year), Social Comparison? Not Always the Case: Exploring the Effect of Comments on Ideal Body Image Perception

Yiqi Li (Third Year), Antecedents of Credibility Evaluation Efforts and Donation Intentions for Online Crowdfunding Posts

Christiana Robbins (ABD), Jugaad: How Computer Coders Handle Linguistic Challenges

Larry Zhiming Xu (ABD), A Plot Twist plus a Happy Ending: Effects of Emotional Flow in Crowdfunding Narrative Processing


Saturday, November 10

Sierra Bray (Second Year), Olivia Gonzalez (Second Year), and Natalie Jonckheere (Second Year), “Like a Boss” or Just Bossy? Evaluating Judgments of Agentic and Communal Female Television Characters

Stefanie Demetriades (ABD), Christina Hagen (ABD), Associate Professor Patricia Riley, Hyun Tae Kim (Fourth Year), and Grace Yuehan Wang (Fourth Year), The Invasion of the U.S. Media by Islamic State Narratives: A Data Analytics Approach to Narrative Analysis

Sonia Jawaid Shaikh (ABD), Stereotypes (panel chair)

Aveva Yusi Xu (ABD), Effectiveness of web-based interventions for smoking cessation: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials


Sunday, November 11

Tyler Hiebert (Fourth Year), A tale of two bodies – A tale of two cities

Tyler Quick (Second Year), Queer Reason, Ephemeral Publics, and the Promise of Solidarity in Call Me by Your Name

Christiana Robbins (ABD), Rhetoric Surrounding the Shadow Brokers, the NSA, and Cyberweapons