Call for RCA 2017 Book, Article, and Dissertation Awards
RCA is accepting nominations for its annual outstanding Book, Article, and Dissertation Awards.
RCA Book Award is given for the outstanding scholarly book on religious communication published between May 2016 and May 2017. Those wishing to nominate a book for the award should send four copies of the book and a 1-page letter of nomination outlining the value of the book in its area of study. For consideration, please include a short synopsis of the book (3-5 double-spaced pages).
RCA Article Award is given for the outstanding article on religious communication published between May 2016 and May 2017. Nominators should send a copy of the article as a PDF file along with a 1-page letter of nomination (pdf attachment accepted) outlining the significance of the article.
RCA Dissertation Award is given for the outstanding dissertation on the topics of religious communication successfully defended during the prior academic year. To be eligible the author must have successfully defended the dissertation during the period between May 2016 and May 2017. Dissertation advisors or department chairs should submit a 1- or 2-page letter of nomination as a supporting document to accompany the nomination. The award committee requires that the nominee or the nominator make available an electronic version (pdf or MS Word format) of the completed dissertation (a URL address where there is open online access to the dissertation is preferred).
Deadline: June 30, 2017, is the deadline for the submission of nominations and materials for all awards. RCA encourages self-nominations for each category of awards.
Recognition: RCA will recognize the award recipients at the RCA Annual Conference held in conjunction with National Communication Association Annual Convention in Dallas, Texas, November 2017. Each category carries a cash award.
Inquiries: Adrienne Hacker Daniels, RCA 2nd Vice President, [email protected]
Send letters of nomination and materials to:
Adrienne Hacker Daniels, Professor
Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
1101 West College Ave.
Jacksonville, Illinois 62650
Email: [email protected]