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CSCA 2022 - Call for Papers & Panels ... Communication Theory Interest Group (CTIG)

Communication Theory Interest Group
 Call for Papers and Panels

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The Madison Concourse Hotel

Madison, Wisconsin   |   March 30-April 3, 2022

The Communication Theory Interest Group (CTIG) invites submissions for the 2022 CSCA convention which will be held on March 30-April 3 in Madison, Wisconsin. CTIG understands communication theory in a very broad sense. Therefore, our interest group welcomes a range of topics and contexts. CTIG focuses on the development, comparison, extension, criticism, teaching, learning, empirical support for theory, and application of theory in communication research. We welcome a variety of formats including competitive papers and panels (e.g., paper panels, discussion panels, roundtable discussions/debates).

We especially encourage members to address issues related to the convention theme of Reconnect and invite submissions that relate across interest groups. Our annual conference provides us an opportunity to re-connect with each other; with where we have been in our work, our discipline, and our lives overall; and with how we create our futures. It also provides us with new opportunities: How can we forge new, more inclusive paths to expansive horizons in thought, creativity, expression, and scholarship? In terms of panels, preference will be given to those with presenters representing multiple institutions rather than a single institution. Graduate and undergraduate student submissions are greatly encouraged. 

The top paper and top student paper will receive our Em Griffin Top Paper Award. 

Guidelines for Submission: 

PapersOnly completed papers will be accepted. Papers must conform to the most current APA standards and include a title and brief abstract. Graduate and undergraduate students should type “STUDENT” on the upper right-hand corner of the title page. Student authored papers do not include those co-authored with faculty members. If the paper will be a student debut, please type “DEBUT STUDENT” on the upper-right hand corner of the title page. To be considered a student debut paper, (1) the author must be a graduate or undergraduate student, (2) the paper must have single authorship, and (3) the paper must be the author’s first paper to be presented at CSCA. Indicate if author(s) are CSCA members. Author names and any identifying information must be removed prior to submission. 

Panels: Discussion and paper panel submissions must include the following: (a) title, (b) description (75 words or less), (c) rationale (75 words or less), and (d) a complete list of participants along with their institutional affiliations, contact information (address, e-mail, and telephone), and if they are CSCA members. Paper panels should also include titles and brief abstracts (100 words or less) for each paper. We are encouraging interactive panels that foster dialogue between presenters and audience. 

All technology requests must be made at the time of submission. Submissions must be received by 11:59 PM, CDT, October 8, 2021. You will find a link to the AI submission system at:

If you have any questions please contact Interest Group program planner, Dr. Shweta Arpit Srivastava at  

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