Complete Story


CSCA 2020 Convention - Call for Papers - Intercultural Communication Interest Group

Intercultural Communication Interest Group

Submission DEADLINE:  October 11, 2019 11:59 p.m. CST

Call for Papers and Panels

Central States Communication Association (CSCA)
Annual Convention at Chicago O'Hare, Loews Hotel (Rosemont, IL)
April 14-19, 2020

Borders & Breakthroughs

The Intercultural Communication Interest Group invites the submission of competitive papers, panels, roundtable discussions, and innovative programming for the 2020 CSCA convention in Chicago-O’Hare, Illinois. The purpose of the Intercultural Communication Interest Group is to promote the interests of faculty and students, as well as others, interested in examining intercultural communication research, theory, and pedagogy.

A range of topics encompassing the significance of borders and breakthroughs between and among diverse U.S. and international constituencies, communities, and scholars and students, as well as borders and breakthroughs in intercultural pedagogy, mentorship, social justice, conflict, peace, and globalization are welcome. We especially encourage members to address issues highlighting borders and breakthroughs in highly contested political climates locally and globally, as well as offer best teaching practices, and propose new directions in intercultural communication scholarship. We welcome a variety of research, including interpretive, critical, and social scientific approaches, as well as papers that apply, extend or develop theoretical approaches. Preference will be given to panels whose presenters represent multiple institutions rather than a single institution.

Awards: The Intercultural Communication Interest Group presents two awards with cash prizes: 1) top paper award and 2) top student paper award. The awards for top paper and top student paper will be recognized during the Intercultural Communication Interest Group Business Meeting.

Guidelines for Submission 

Papers: Only completed papers will be accepted. Papers must include a title and a brief 100-word abstract. The word “Student” should be marked on all papers written by student authors. Student authored papers do not include those co-authored with faculty members. Individuals who have never presented a paper at the CSCA convention should write “Debut” in the upper right-hand corner of the title page. Author names and any identifying information must be removed prior to submission. 

Panels: All Panel Proposals need a title, a brief abstract and rationale (150 words), name of person responsible for the panel, as well as name, institutional affiliation, address, phone number, and e-mail address of each panel participant.

Submissions for CSCA 2020 will begin August 1, 2019. You will find a link to the AI submission system at:

All submissions must be received by 11:59 p.m. CST, October 11, 2019.

Only completed papers and panel proposals will be considered. 

Requests for technology/media for the presentation must be made at the time of submission. Please only request media if it is absolutely essential to your presentation, as media requests will be closely examined before approval. Laptop computers will not be made available for presentations. 

If you have any questions, please contact:

Linsay M. Cramer, Ph.D.
Coastal Carolina University

Printer-Friendly Version