[Air-l] Carl J. Couch Internet Research Award

Mark D. Johns johnsmar at luther.edu
Wed Jun 12 17:41:49 PDT 2002


Carl J. Couch Internet Research Award

Sponsored by the Carl Couch Center for Social and Internet

The Carl Couch Center issues an annual call for
student-authored papers to be considered for Carl J. Couch
Internet Research Award.  The Couch Center welcomes both
theoretical and empirical papers that (1) apply symbolic
interactionist approaches to Internet studies, (2)
demonstrate interactive relationships between social
interaction and communication technologies as advocated by
Couch, (3) develop symbolic interactionist concepts in new
directions.  Papers will be evaluated based on the quality
of (1) mastery of Symbolic Interactionist approaches and
concepts and Couch’s theses, (2) originality, (3)
organization, (4) presentation, and (5) advancement of
knowledge.  Evaluation will be administered by a Review
Committee of four:

 Dr. Mark D. Johns, Luther College
 Dr. Katherine M. Clegg, University of Illinois, Chicago
 Dr. Lori Kendall, SUNY-Purchase
 Dr. Shing-Ling S. Chen, University of Northern Iowa

Competition is open to graduate or undergraduate students of
all disciplines.  Works that are published or accepted for
publication are not eligible for award consideration.  The
top three papers will receive Couch Awards to be presented
at the 2002 International Conference of the Association of
Internet Researchers at the University of Maastricht (the
Netherlands), International Institute of Infonomics.  The
top paper will be awarded a certificate and a cash prize of
$150, runner up will receive a certificate and a cash prize
of $100, and a third paper will receive a certificate and a
cash prize of $50.  All three authors will have the
opportunity to present their work at a session of the 2002
A.o.I.R. conference.

Those interested should send a copy of their paper, with a
100-word abstract, electronically to Mark Johns at
johnsmar at luther.edu .  Application deadline is July 15,
2002.  Notification of award will be sent out by September

Questions and comments about Couch Award application, please

Mark D. Johns
Dept. of Communication/Linguistics
Luther College
Decorah, IA 52101
Tel: (563) 387-1347
E-mail: johnsmar at luther.edu

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