Vincent Pham Receives Award

Assistant Professor of Civic Communication & Media, Vincent Pham was named a 2017 recipient of the Outstanding New Investigator Award from the Critical/Cultural Division of the National Communication Association (NCA).

In addition to recognizing his leadership and service to his field, this award celebrates his research contributions that advance the study of communication in a new direction. Vincent will accept the award at the NCA convention later this month.

Considered a rising scholar with several early career achievements, Vincent was nominated by colleagues from communication programs across the country. Nominators emphasized his mentoring of both peers and students, his writing of important texts and his “exceptional capacity to think across disciplines in theoretically innovative ways.” Vincent’s research lives at the intersections of Asian American studies, organizational communication, rhetorical theory, and critical media studies. The award committee was impressed by his scholarship and his commitment to the division’s mission to create space for social change through teaching and critical inquiry of communication and culture.

“From incorporating his excitement for media studies into his teaching and research to interacting with students and sharing in laughter in the Ford Hall third floor commons, Vincent Pham is an inspiring mentor, dedicated teaching scholar, and caring colleague,” said Assistant Professor Catalina de Onís of her colleague. “His mentorship, teaching, and research greatly enhance our Civic Communication and Media Department and the communication discipline more broadly.”

The National Communication Association is a professional society that promotes that study of all forms, modes, media, and consequences of communication through humanistic, social scientific, and aesthetic inquiry. The Critical and Cultural Studies Division supports critical and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of communication and culture. Each year, the division recognizes an up and coming scholar with the Outstanding New Investigator Award.