The Lambda Pi Eta: Theta Kappa Chapter at UNC Chapel Hill is proud to sponsor COMM Research Week! This week will feature different talks with guest speakers and COMM faculty for COMM Undergraduate and Graduate students.
The “kick-off” event for COMM Research Week is a talk with Professor Larry Frey on Monday, March 27th from 3:30-5:30pm in the Hitchcock Multipurpose room at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center of South Road. Professor Frey, who is the founding chair of the Activism Division of the National Communication Association, has entitled his talk “Takin’ it to the Streets and the Seats: Communication Activism Research and Teaching for Social Justice.”
“Given the specter of social justice, with a long list of injustices affecting those who are oppressed and marginalized, the need for communication scholars to use their theories, research methods, and pedagogical practices in direct vigorous action in support of needed social change has never been more apparent and important. This presentation explains a new perspective-communication activism scholarship-for accomplishing this goal through research and teaching, offering examples of this scholarship and discussing lessons learned about being part of the social justice solution.”
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Lawrence (Larry) R. Frey is a professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Colorado Boulder, specializing in applied communication scholarship. Professor Frey is co-editor (with Dr. Patricia Parker) of the University of California Press Series on Communication and Social Justice Activism. He is the author/editor of 17 books and more than 110 other publications, and has received 20 distinguished awards, including the National Communication Association’s Gerald M Phillips Award for (lifetime) Distinguished Applied Communication Scholarship. He is a past president of the Central States Communication Association, a member of its Hall of Fame, and a recipient of that organization’s Outstanding Teacher Award. He is the found chair of the Activism Division of the National Communication Association.