Two scholars at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have won awards from the National Communication Association (NCA), the largest national organization that promotes communication scholarship and education.
Dennis Mumby, professor of communication studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, received a Distinguished Scholar Award for a lifetime of scholarly achievement in communication.
Michael Waltman, associate professor of communication studies, received the Franklyn S. Haiman Award for Distinguished Scholarship. Waltman and John Haas of the University of Tennessee were honored for outstanding research on freedom of expression for their book, “The Communication of Hate” (Peter Lang Publishing, 2010).
They will receive their awards at the association’s annual convention in New Orleans in November.
Mumby’s research focuses on the relationship among discourse, power and organizing, with a particular interest in the processes of control and resistance. He joined the Carolina faculty in 2002.
Waltman’s research focuses on the social and political uses of hate speech and the essential features of anti-hate discourse. He came to UNC in 1992.
NCA’s membership includes more than 8,000 educators, practitioners and students who work and reside in every state and more than 20 countries.
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