Statement on Issues Related to Inclusion and Equity in Communication and Rhetoric

In the past week, a controversy has emerged in Communication Studies that highlights the problems that result when expressed commitments to equity do not lead to the changes necessary to embrace structurally marginalized people.


RSA Executive Director’s Statement on NCA Diversity Controversy

The last few days have witnessed controversy over a letter written by the Distinguished Scholars of the National Communication Association, of which I am one, in response to a change in the process for selecting its Distinguished Scholars, of which I was a signatory. Some of you may not be familiar with NCA’s DS designation, so permit me to provide a brief background.


2020 RSA 19th Biennial Conference—Call for Proposals Reminder

Please join us in Portland at the RSA 2020 biennial conference, focused on the theme of “Rhetoric / Hospitality.” Submit your proposals by the deadline of July 15, 2019 at 11:59 PM.


RSA 19th Biennial Conference - 2020 Pre-Convention Events

A variety of events are planned for May 21, the day before the opening of the conference, including:


RSA Members Urged to Apply for ACLS Fellowships

Last month, Jerry Hauser and I attended the annual meeting of the American Council of Learned Societies, where the winners of ACLS fellowships were announced. For the first time (to our knowledge), a member of RSA was a recipient: KJ Rawson, Associate Professor of English at the College of the Holy Cross. Not only that, but he was one of three fellows selected to present his work to the assembled delegates and executive officers.