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Celeste Wagner Honored with Three 2023 NCA Doctoral Dissertation Awards

Celeste Wagner, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism assistant professor, is the recipient of a 2023 National Communications Association (NCA) Gerald R. Miller Doctoral Dissertation Award, the NCA Political Communications Division Lynda Lee Kaid Outstanding Dissertation Award and the NCA International and Intercultural Communication Best Dissertation and/or Master’s Thesis Award.

Wagner defended her doctoral dissertation, “Responding to Media Coverage of Gender-Based Violence in Argentina and the United States: A Mixed Methods Study of the Intersecting Roles of Gender, Class, and Racialized Ethnicity Among General and Activist Publics,” at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania in July 2022. In it, she combines analyses of audience reception and media effects in a comparative account of how contemporary coverage of gender-based violence in Argentina and the U.S., and its reception, inhibit or promote social change.

The Gerald R. Miller Dissertation Awards program was created in 1970 to recognize new scholars who have recently completed their dissertation. Up to three awards may be given in any year. The Lynda Lee Kaid Award is named for the former UFCJC Telecommunication and UF Research Foundation professor and honors a dissertation successfully defended in the two years prior to the award.

The awards will be presented at the NCA 109th Annual Convention on Nov. 18 at National Harbor in Maryland.

Posted: November 17, 2023
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