Congratulations to the following University of Utah scholars who produced Top Papers at the 2013 meeting of the Western States Communication Association held in Reno, NV.
Mark Bergstrom – "Abortion as Taboo Topic: A Network Text Analysis of Abortion Disclosure Decisions and Boundary Coordination"
Elizabeth Brunner – "Reflections of the Hegemony of Productivism: The Art of Xu Xioayan"
Brian Cozen - Stuck in Automobile Flows: Labor Mobility and the Persistent Promise of the American Road
Jennifer A. Cummings – "Conflict at Home: A Qualitative Case Comparison of Conflict Interaction in Mother-Adolescent Daughter Relationships" (Top Paper)
Matthew Richards – "Rhetorical Countervisuality: Confrontations of the Sensible"
Natasha Seegert – "Images as Animals, Animals as Images"
Maurianna Shelbourn – "Haunted by the Specter of 'Mary Alice': Performance as (Re)membering Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
Amanda Friz Siska – "The TVU Debate and the Medical Gaze: Thrusting Technology into the Pregnant Body"
Carlos Tarin - "'Our Art Has Absolutely No Purpose': Problematizing Nature Representations in the Work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude"