Two Cognella Authors Named International Communication Association (ICA) Fellows

Two Cognella Authors Named International Communication Association (ICA) Fellows

Notable communication scholars honored for their contributions to the discipline 

San Diego, CA – August 16, 2023 – Recently, Cognella authors Jake Harwood and Srividya Ramasubramanian were inducted into the International Communication Association (ICA) Fellows Class of 2023. The fellow program recognizes individuals’ scholarly contributions to the broad field of communication.

Jake Harwood is the author of Thinking Like a Researcher: An Engaged Introduction to Communication Research Methods, Communication and Music in Social Interaction, and the second edition of Understanding Communication and Aging: Developing Knowledge and Awareness. He’s a professor of communication at the University of Arizona, where he teaches courses in research methods and statistics, intergroup communication, communication and music, and intergenerational communication.

An excerpt from Dr. Harwood’s profile in the ICA newsletter:

“He is an internationally recognized expert on intergroup communication and communication and aging, having authored or edited eight books and over 175 refereed journal articles and book chapters. The research has generated over 12,000 citations with an h-index of 62, along with numerous awards including the Giles-Nussbaum Distinguished Scholar Award, awarded by the Communication and Aging Division of the National Communication Association, the Earl Carroll award from the U of Arizona, the Australian Psychological Society’s ‘Psychologists for Peace’ Project Award, the Robert C. Gardner award for outstanding research in bilingualism, awarded by the International Association for Language and Social Psychology, and 14 top paper awards from the International Communication Association and the National Communication Association.”

“I have always appreciated ICA’s efforts (and success!) in internationalizing the field of communication, so it’s a great honor to receive this award,” Harwood said. “It’s especially gratifying to receive it in a year with a large and diverse group of new ICA Fellows, including colleagues and friends of mine.”

Srividya Ramasubramanian is the author of the forthcoming text Media, Gender, and Race: Intersectional Perspectives, which is scheduled for release in Spring 2025. She is a diversity educator, facilitator, and speaker whose work focuses on pressing contemporary global issues related to media, inclusion, and social justice. She is the Newhouse Professor and Endowed Chair at the Newhouse School at Syracuse University.

“She is the Founding Director of CODE^SHIFT (Collaboratory for Data Equity, Social Healing, Inclusive Futures, and Transformation), the Difficult Dialogues Project, and Media Rise (nonprofit for meaningful media). […] She is widely recognized for her pioneering work on critical media effects, race and media, media literacy, and bias reduction. She has over 125 presentations, 100 invited talks & workshops, and 100 publications to her credit, including in top tier journals (such as the Journal of Communication, Media Psychology, Communication Research, and the Journal of Social Issues) and chapters in leading books and encyclopedias. […] Her research has been recognized with the prestigious Presidential Impact Fellowship for “rising to meet the challenges of their field and demonstrating impact towards creating a better world,” the ICA Applied/Public Policy Research Award, the NCA Gerald M. Phillips Distinguished Award for Applied Communication, and NAMLE Outstanding Media Literacy Researcher Award.”

Read the full profile on page 19:

“Being recognized as ICA Fellow in Toronto this year was a dream come true,” Ramasubramanian said. “As the only woman of color of this cohort, I was delighted to receive my award in my golden yellow saree. I am grateful to my village of well-wishers, mentors, students, family, coauthors, and colleagues who helped me get where I am today. We need to keep working together to make our discipline more welcoming to all types of scholars from around the world. Thank you to the wonderful Cognella team for their constant support for my scholarship on media, diversity, and social justice. ”


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About the International Communication Association 

ICA aims to advance the scholarly study of communication by encouraging and facilitating excellence in academic research worldwide. ICA began more than 50 years ago as a small association of U.S. researchers and is now a truly international association with more than 5,000 members in over 80 countries. Since 2003, ICA has been officially associated with the United Nations as a non-governmental association (NGO).


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