Dr. Eve Ng, an Assistant Professor in the School of Media Arts & Studies, was recently elected co-chair of the International Communication Association’s GLBT Studies Interest Group (soon be renamed the LGBTQ Studies Interest Group to more closely match terminology in the field).
The International Communication Association (ICA) is an academic association for scholars interested in the study, teaching, and application of all aspects of human and mediated communication with more than 4,500 members in 80 countries.
The interest group is specifically concerned with the analysis and critique of sexual systems, discourses, and representations, particularly those that animate, inform, and impinge upon the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. Such systems and discourses occur in institutional, community, domestic, and intimate contexts; are closely connected to other social, cultural, and political practices (such as nationalism, education, or popular entertainment); and play a critical role in the formation and communication of individual and group identity.
Dr. Ng's term begins May 2015, and she will serve for four years with another co-chair. She looks forward to helping the group better serve the interests of graduate students, increasing ICA’s attention to social justice and equity around sexuality and gender expression, and further internationalizing the interest group and ICA overall.