NCA 2016 & #BSAMphilly2016


We at BSAM are very excited to be having #BSAMphilly2016 on the same week as National Communications Association (NCA) Convention!  Our BSAM co-founder, Dr Reynaldo Anderson, as well as many other guest speakers and panelists, will also be attending NCA as well. This is also NCA’s 102nd year!

Our co-founder, Dr Reynaldo Anderson, will also officially  assuming the role as chair of the Black Caucus, as well as participating in other sessions as well. This is all leading up to  our BSAM Philly convention, so get your tickets today!

Dr. Reynaldo Anderson
Harris-Stowe State University
NCA Scheduled Appearances

Communication, Digital Humanities and Black Bodies in the Digital Public Sphere
Thu, 11/10: 11:00 AM  – 12:15 PM
Role: Chair

Civic Duty and Academic Freedom in Higher Education: Do Academics Have a Civic Duty to Each Other?
Thu, 11/10: 2:00 PM  – 3:15 PM
Role: Chair

Women in Prison: Engaged, Activist Scholarship, Prison-CARE (Communication, Activism, Research, and Education), and Transforming the Criminal Justice System
Thu, 11/10: 3:30 PM  – 4:45 PM
Role: Presenter

Afrocentricity 36 years later: Where Do We Go from Here?
Fri, 11/11: 8:00 AM  – 9:15 AM
Role: Respondent

Black Caucus (being inducted as Chair)
Fri, 11/11: 12:30 PM  – 1:45 PM
Role: Co-Presenter, Chair

Dr. Reynaldo Anderson currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Communcations and Chair of the Department of Humanities at Harris-Stowe State University. Anderson is also the chapter advisor for the NAACP. Dr. Anderson has published extensive research documenting the African American experience in the Communication Studies field and recently co-authored an essay on the topic of Afrofuturism and Kanye West in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained. He is editor of the book Afrofuturism 2.0: The Rise of Astro-Blackness to be published spring 2015 by Lexington Books. He is a past chair of the Black Caucus of the National Communication Association. Also, Dr. Anderson serves as an executive board member of the Missouri Arts Council and supports the inclusion of art in K-12 education, focusing on the importance of the arts in relation to the economic and intellectual vitality of the community. Dr. Anderson was recognized in 2010 for his efforts in the humanities with an exemplary community leadership award from Governor Jay Nixon. Dr. Anderson was recently appointed as a Development Ambassador for the Sekyere (pronounced Se-Sharay) Afram Plains District in the country of Ghana to support the U.N. Millennium goals and promote the socio-economic empowerment of women and youth.



National Communication Association advances Communication as the discipline that studies all forms, modes, media, and consequences of communication through humanistic, social scientific, and aesthetic inquiry.

NCA serves the scholars, teachers, and practitioners who are its members by enabling and supporting their professional interests in research and teaching. Dedicated to fostering and promoting free and ethical communication, NCA promotes the widespread appreciation of the importance of communication in public and private life, the application of competent communication to improve the quality of human life and relationships, and the use of knowledge about communication to solve human problems.

NCA’s leadership includes a President who is elected each year by the membership, and who works in conjunction with a Legislative Assembly and its Executive Committee. Trevor Parry-Giles is the Interim Executive Director of NCA. He leads a staff of 14 people who are dedicated to carrying out the association’s mission and meeting the needs of its members.

* NCA publishes 11 academic journals that provide the latest research in the discipline and showcase diverse perspectives on a range of scholarly topics. All NCA members are provided with access to the current and archived electronic issues of the journals.
* NCA provides its members with a wealth of data about the Communication discipline.
* In addition to the NCA Annual Convention, which attracts more than 5,000 attendees each year, NCA hosts programs and other meetings that provide professional development opportunities for Communication scholars and advance the broader discipline.
* NCA’s Career Center helps scholars meet the challenges of pursuing and securing academic positions in Communication, and is a go-to source for institutions who are posting openings and scholars who are pursuing new opportunities.
* NCA organizes programs that serve to engage public audiences with current and emerging communication topics.
* NCA provides Communication scholars with access to a wealth of teaching and learning tools and expertise.
* NCA helps disseminate Communication scholarship broadly through regular media outreach, and a robust social media presence.
* NCA advocates for public policy that supports the professional efforts of Communication scholars.

NCA’s National Office is located in the nation’s capital at 1765 N Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036. Contact NCA by calling 202-464-4622 or emailing


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