[Air-L] Korn is Winner of Couch Award
Mark D. Johns
mjohns at luther.edu
Mon Jun 15 05:47:16 PDT 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- June 12, 2015
Contact: Dr. Mark D. Johns, Executive Director
Carl Couch Center for Social and Internet Research
c/o Department of Communication Studies
Luther College, Decorah, Iowa USA 52101
Tel: (563) 387-1347 email: mjohns at luther.edu
Korn is Winner of Couch Award
DECORAH, Iowa -- Jenny Ungbha Korn, a Ph.D. student in the Department of
Communication Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is the
winner of the 2015 Carl J. Couch Internet Research Award. The Couch Award
is presented annually by the Carl Couch Center for Social and Internet
Research (www.cccsir.com) and recognizes excellent student-authored papers.
Korn's paper, "'Genderless' Online Discourse in the 1970s: Muted Group
Theory in Early Social Computing," uses Muted Group Theory to examine
online discourse within a rare, historic data set of users of the first
generalized computer-assisted instruction system in the United States known
as PLATO. Applying critical analyses of power to 1970s discourses as social
artifacts reveals gendered muting processes that have persisted from then
and are reproduced even now.
The Couch Award was established in 2002 as the centerpiece of an extensive
awards program. Competition is open to graduate or undergraduate students
of all disciplines, and winners are selected by a committee of university
professors. The winner will receives a cash award as well as the
opportunity to present the paper at the international conference of the
Association of Internet Researchers in October.
The Carl Couch Center for Social and Internet Research is a non-profit
organization established to promote the scholarship of the late Carl J.
Couch and his academic associates. The Center provides networking
opportunities for students and scholars who conduct social and Internet
research inspired by Couch's work.
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