Graduate Student Research Accomplishments

2013 Western States Communication Association Convention, Reno, NV

Graduate Student Name

Paper Title

Christian Angelich

Financial Speak: The Prestige Language of Wall Street Profiteers

Aishah Cope

Is That Your Hair? No, But That's Your Hair And It Looks Nappy

Stephanie Hartzell

Religious Freedom v. Women's Health: Framing the Birth Control Mandate

 

2012 National Communication Association Convention, Orlando, FL

Graduate Student Name

Paper Title

Clare Anzoleaga

The Rhetorical Power of Sacred Time in the Community of Filmmaking: A Close Textual Analysis of the Documentary, America Betrayed

Stephanie Hartzell

Everyday Whiteness and White Nationalism: Mapping Connections in the Discourse Surrounding the Trayvon Martin Case

Jennifer Zenovich

Sojourner Truth's Woman as Ideograph: A Third Wave Feminist Interpretation of the Politics of Woman

 

2012 Division of Graduate Studies Graduate Research and Creative Activities Symposium, Fresno, CA

Paper Presentations

Graduate Student Name

Paper Title

Clare Anzoleaga

The Rhetorical Power of Sacred Time

Stephanie Briones

CONNECT Cultura: Dialectics in Latina Deaf Identity Narrative

Aishah Cope

The 'Sista' and Social Perceptions of the Term, Kinky-Nappy

Neeley Hatridge

Teacher Philosophy: From Theory to Practice

David Horwitz

Oh Mighty Apple: Organizational Culture as Foucauldian Power

Jennifer Tipton

Communicating Stem Cell Science: A Rhetorical Analysis of President Obama's 2009 Address

Poster Presentations

Graduate Student Name

Poster Title

Neeley Hatridge

Addicted or Spoiled: A look at Rhetorical Situations Surrounding Oil Consumption

David Horwitz

A Necessary Evil: Examining Email Usage Within a Clinical Unit at Kaiser Hospital

 

2012 Central California Research Symposium, Fresno, CA

Graduate Student Name

Paper Title

Aishah Cope

Kenneth Burke’s Pentad Position(ed) to Evaluate the Black Women in Tyler Perry’s For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf

David Horwitz

To Whom it May Concern: Auditing and Recommending Uses of Email for an Organizational Unit at Kaiser Hospital

 

2012 Western States Communication Association Convention, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Graduate Student Name

Paper Title

Michaella Guadiana

Imagery as constructing positionality: A comparative analysis of Dolores Huerta and César Chávez photographed alongside Robert Kennedy

Stephanie Hartzell

Mixed Perceptions: Romantic Relationships, Sexuality, and In-Laws

David Horwitz

Student Elaboration Likelihood Model: Using the ELM to Explain Factors of Student Learning

Jennifer Tipton

The Tragedy of Hannity: Monoglossia and the Strategic Strangulation of Public Discourse

Leticia Williams

Beyond Real Beauty: A Foucauldian Analysis of the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty

Jennifer Zenovich (& Dr. Shane Moreman)

Feminist oral history as an interruption of the patriarchal symbolic order: A feminist artist’s last performance

 

2011 National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans, LA

Graduate Student Name

Paper Title

Clare Anzoleaga

Immortal Resilience: A Call for Further Study of Advocacy Groups Working for Female Ordination in the Catholic Church

Stephanie Briones

Studying Collective Task Groups of Difference: A Proposal to Study Deaf and Hard of Hearing Work Groups

Michaella Guadiana

A Dime for Your Thoughts: A Call for Research of Elderly Women’s Social Groups

David Horwitz

Jewish Youth Groups in America: A Promising Voice of Community, Identification, and Leadership

Woody Laughnan, III

Preconditions and Presuppositions in Hammerback and Jensen’s Operationalizing of First, Second, and Third Personae: An Application of Elements from Basic Communication Fidelity to Reconstitutive Discourse in Order to Attempt Initial Modality

Marcie Lierly

Listening to and Conversing with the Voice of the Military

Gabriela Rodriguez

Queriendo Bailar: A Theoretical Review of Agency and the Undocumented Subject Identity

Stacia Swan

Pay Attention, Sit Still, and Be Quiet: The Silencing Effects of the Discursive Construction of AD/HD

Jennifer Tipton

Blogging Underdogs - Do They Have a Voice?: The Political Strangulation of Stem Cell Rhetoric and the Resulting Silencing of Sufferers

Leticia Williams

What can we Learn About Black Sororities: An Application of Black Feminist Thought and the Social Identity Perspective to Small Groups

 

2012 Division of Graduate Studies Graduate Research and Creative Activities Symposium, Fresno, CA

Graduate Student Name

Paper Title

Clare Anzoleaga

Advocacy Groups Working for Female Ordination in the Catholic Church

Neeley Hatridge, David Horwitz, & Stacia Swan

AD/HD in the College Classroom; Instructors Efficacy, Knowledge, and Behavioral Practices

Stacia Swan

Pay Attention, Sit Still, and Be Quiet: The Silencing effects of the Discursive Construction of AD/HD

 

2011 Western States Communication Association Convention, Monterey, California

Graduate Student Name

Paper Title

Julissa González

First Generation Latina Identity: Communicative and Performative Issues of Assimilation

*Recipient of Top Debut Paper Award in Performance Studies Division

Jonathan Hernandez

Machismo: The role of Chicano rap in the construction of the Latino identity.

 

2010 Western States Communication Association Convention, Anchorage, Alaska

Graduate Student Name

Paper Title

Leticia Williams

A Seat for Multiracial Students in the Classroom: Developing an Understanding of Multiracial Students for Educators.