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Professor Lawrence Grossberg Wins Prestigious Diamond
Anniversary Book Award

from the National Communication Association


Lawrence Grossberg, Morris Davis Distinguished Professor in Communication and Cultural Studies at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, recently received the 2019 Diamond Anniversary Book Award from the National Communication Association (NCA).

Given annually, the award honors the most outstanding scholarly book(s) published during the previous two years. Dr. Grossberg’s book, Under the Cover of Chaos: Trump and the Battle for the American Right, is a prominent example of cultural studies-oriented communication scholarship that deals with the current political moment and its implications for research and public culture. Dr. Grossberg explores the rise of Donald Trump, the new right, and the media and places these phenomena in a broader and longer historical and conjunctural context. Dr. Grossberg’s rigorous and insightful analysis raises new questions and problems that lead to new strategies and new questions. Under the Cover of Chaos combines critical scholarship, trenchant conceptual and methodological insights, and a lucid and engaging presentation.

“NCA’s annual awards honor communication scholars’ teaching, scholarship, and service,” NCA Executive Director Trevor Parry-Giles said. “Dr. Grossberg’s contributions to the communication discipline are noteworthy, and NCA is proud to recognize them with this award.”

Dr. Grossberg’s award will be presented on November 16 at the NCA 105th Annual Convention Baltimore. For more information about NCA’s awards program, visit

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