Annenberg at ICA

USC Annenberg doctoral students will head south to San Diego this weekend for the annual International Communication Association conference. Over two dozen current students (as well as faculty and alums) will present their work at the annual gathering of communication scholars:

Friday, May 26

8:00 a.m.

Anna Loup (First Year), Surveying the Terroir of Protocol Politics: Examining the Case of the ".Wine" and ".Vin" Top-Level Domains

Ruqin Ren (Third Year), Bei Yan (ABD), Professor Lian Jian, Member Self-Disclosure, Team Composition, and Team Performance in Crowdsourcing: The Case of Kaggle

Raffi Sarkissian (ABD), It Gets Popular: Legacies of LGBT Media Activism in the Digital Age

Sulafa Zidani (Second Year), Limore Shifman (Hebrew University), Lihi Yariv-Laor (Hebrew University), Represented Dreams: Subversive Expressions in the Chinese Blogosphere as Alternative Symbolic Maps

11:00 a.m.

Nathan Walter (ABD), Professor Sandra Ball-Rokeach, Yu Xu (Third Year), Garrett Broad (PhD 2013), Toward a New Measure of Media Exposure: An Examination of Applications and Opportunities of Communication Ecology

Kristen Guth (PhD 2017), Professor Daren Brabham, What the Consultative Layer Wants: Investigating Design Intentions and Hopes of Civic Tech Startup Founders

12:30 p.m.

Lik Sam Chan (Fourth Year), Yao Sun (ABD), Yusi Aveva Xu (Third Year), Professor Margaret McLaughlin, Acculturation to Both American and Chinese Cultures Predicts Condom Use Intent Among U.S.-Dwelling Chinese/Taiwanese MSM

Rogelio Lopez (Third Year), Larry Xhiming Xu (Third Year), Battling for the Net: Big Data and Net Neutrality Activism

2:00 p.m.

Larry Xhiming Xu (Third Year), Will A Digital Camera Cure Your Sick Puppy? The Persuasive Power of Communication Modality and Storytelling Narrative in Crowdfunding

Deborah Neffa Creech (Second Year), Cooking Up New Home Dynamics: Youths' Technology Brokering and Moms' Use of a Nutrition App

3:30 p.m.

Nathan Walter (ABD), Professor Sheila Murphy, Lauren Frank (PhD 2011), Professor Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati (Keck School), Latinas' Level of Acculturation as a Moderator of Narrative Persuasion and Compliance With HPV Vaccination Messages

Yiqi Li (First Year), Sophia Fu (Northwestern), A Multitheoretical Approach to Corporate Social Responsibility in China: Ownership Structures, Social Issues, and Interorganizational Partnerships


Saturday, May 27

8:00 a.m.

Larry Zhiming Xu (Third Year), Sonia Jawaid Shaikh (ABD), The Inevitable Decline: Explicating the (Non)Sharing Decisions on Facebook

Emily Sidnam (Second Year), Mobile Social Networking Site Usage, Load Theory, and Distracted Walking Consequences

9:30 a.m.

Professor Patricia Riley, Calvin Kim (Second Year), Stefanie Demetriades (Third Year), Christy Hagen (ABD), Grace Wang (Second Year), Kristen Guth (PhD 2017), Scenarios of the Future

11:00 a.m.

Ignacio Cruz (Second Year), Restructuring the Workplace: Understanding Undocumented Labor Employment Through Structuration Theory

Sarah Myers West (Fourth Year), Policing the Digital Semicommons: Researching Content Moderation Practices by Social Media Companies

Clare O'Connor (Second Year), Tanya Tagaq's Vocal Interventions: Notes on the Cultural Politics of Wish Sounds

12:30 p.m.

Leah Wang (First Year), David Jeong (PhD 2017), Traci Gillig (Third Year), Professor Lynn Miller, John Christensen (UConn), The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Create It

Azeb Madebo (Second Year), Difference, Bordered Identities, and (Dis)Identifications With Belonging

2:00 p.m.

David Jeong (PhD 2017), James Lee (Fourth Year), Snapchat and its Cognitive Affordances: The Role of Social Presence and Theory of Mind

Michelle Forelle (ABD), Technological Exceptions to the Legal Rule: Property Rights in the Fight Over Ownership of Vehicle Software


Sunday, May 28

8:00 a.m.

Yu Xu (Third Year), Examining the Relationship Between Collective Action Frames and Network Centrality on Twitter: A Big Data Analysis

Tyler Hiebert (Second Year), The Necropolitical Image

Ignacio Cruz (Second Year), Using Narrative Persuasion to Cybervet and Assess Person-Organization Fit Among Job Seekers

9:30 a.m.

Ignacio Cruz (Second Year), Creating the Best Job Ad: Using Signaling Theory to Identify Effective Recruitment Strategies on Social Media

11:00 a.m.

Yu Xu (Third Year), The Ecological Dynamics of Organizational Change: Density Dependence in the Rate of Weibo Adoption by Populations of News Organizations

Jillian Kwong (Second Year), Commodifying the Elite Athlete: Wearables, Data, and Winning

12:30 p.m.

Deborah Neffa Creech (Second Year), Communication Sources and Knowledge: Use of Health-Enhancing Resources Among Different Residents in a Gentrifying Neighborhood

2:00 p.m.

Briana Ellerbe (First Year), Let's Watch Together: A Closer Look at Content for Intergenerational Appeal

3:30 p.m.

Sonia Jawaid Shaikh (ABD), Does "Easy" Really Do It? Processing Fluency and its Effects on Liking: A Meta-Analysis

Kate Miltner (Third Year), Hatewatching vs. Harassment: Interrogating the Boundaries of Antagonistic Behaviors in Online Contexts

Ignacio Cruz (Second Year), Social Pan-Africanism: Expanding the #FeesMustFall Movement Across a Networked Africa

Renyi Hong (PhD 2017), Gamification and the Compassionate Imagination


Monday, May 29

8:00 a.m.

Lik Sam Chan (Fourth Year), Accumulating social capital and/or sexual networks? Relationships between motives and outcomes of using dating apps in a gay male sample

Yao Sun (ABD), Ann Majchrzak (Marshall School), Integrated They Innovate: Toward a Comprehensive View of Online Crowds, Knowledge Types, and Open Innovation

Nahoi Koo (ABD), Silicon Valley as the Startup Capital Leading the Early Development and Growth of the Internet and Mobile App Industry

Matt Bui (Second Year), In Pursuit of Digital Inclusion Interventions: Exploring the Utility of Mapping Intra- and Intercity Digital Divides

9:30 a.m.

Nathan Walter (ABD), Professor Michael Cody, Larry Zhiming Xu (Third Year), Professor Sheila Murphy, Meta-Analysis of Humor Effects on Persuasion

11:00 a.m.

Nathan Walter (ABD), Professor Sheila Murphy, Lauren Frank (PhD 2011), Professor Sandra Ball-Rokeach, The Strength of Bridging Social Capital: The Case Study of Normative Behavior, Latinas, and Cervical Cancer

Paromita Sengupta (Second Year), "We Do Not Forgive. We Do Not Forget": Anonymous, Precarity, and a New Digital Sovereignty

3:30 p.m.

Andrea Wenzel (ABD), Daniela Gerson (CSU Northridge), Evelyn Moreno, Minhee Son (PhD 2015), Breanna Morrison Hawkins (Price School), Engaging Stigmatized Communities Through Solutions Journalism

5:00 p.m.

Traci Gillig (Third Year), Professor Lynn Miller, Courtney Cox (Third Year), "She Finally Smiles...For Real": Reducing Depression and Bolstering Resilience Through Self-Affirmation in LGBTQ Youth

Rachel Moran (Second Year), Thomas Chivers (Goldsmiths), Don't EU Want Me Baby: Successes and Failures in Brexit Campaigning