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Ninth Journal of Communication Research Volume Focuses on Connection

In June 2021, Seaver College’s Journal of Communication Research published its ninth volume. The journal recognizes outstanding student scholarship that explores interpersonal, organizational, rhetoric and leadership, and intercultural communication. The theme of this year’s journal is “connection.”

“In the pieces presented in this year’s Journal, our student contributors have examined some of the ways they have experienced connection in the world around them, in the material studied in the classes, and in their personal experiences,” the journal’s editor-in-chief Daniela Singleterry shares in her Editor’s Note.

Singleterry has been editor-in-chief for the past two years, leading the journal throughout the pandemic.

“Publishing the journal is an incredible experience, and I love the process of collaborating with other students in the communication department to include their unique experiences and findings every year,” says Singleterry. “These past two years...the publication process has been almost entirely remote. We've been able to come up with some great themes, this year's being ‘connection,’ that reflect the world around us and how our ability and desire to communicate is ever-shifting and changing in response to current events.”

The ninth volume of the journal features an exploration of Muslim refugee coping strategies from senior Isabella Yeager; senior Rachel Higgins on the importance of religious diversity; an analysis of the final scenes of Life of Pi from junior Jackson Werner; senior Nicholas Rosenberg’s intercultural conflict analysis through the film The Big Sick; and an examination of Pepperdine’s response to the Black Lives Matter Movement by senior Daniela Singleterry.

To read the exceptional scholarship, visit the Journal of Communication Research digital publication.