2018 CGSA Conference: Finding Our Voice

This year’s conference theme is “Finding Our Voice.” As young scholars, we are challenged with finding our voice in a thriving academic community. Furthermore, evidence of social and cultural groups vying for a place at the table surrounds us. We encourage all applicants to consider how they may make themselves heard through their submissions this year at the conference. While we look forward to featuring academic work of all kinds, special consideration will be given to projects that exemplify this theme.


Submissions to the 9th Annual CGSA Conference: Finding Our Voice are due January 20th by 11:59pm to cgsaresources@gmail.com. See the submissions page for more detailed requirements. (Note: Submissions to the CGSA conference may be submitted to future conferences).

Keynote Address

This year’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Theon Hill, Assistant Professor of Communications at Wheaton College in Illinois. Dr. Hill is a 2013 graduate of Purdue University (PhD) and an expert in rhetoric in civic engagement. See his faculty profile here. More information to come!

Professional Development Panel

This year’s professional development panel will feature a number of the excellent faculty from the Brian Lamb School of Communication. The panelists will be presenting and answering questions on the topics of marginalization and polarization and how scholars and members of the public find their voices in the midst of these realities. See more here!

Logistic Details:

Friday, February 16th, 2018 from 7:30a – 6:30p @ the Purdue Graduate Student Center.

(Formal Schedule to come)