2018 Competition

The PCA writing competition aims to encourage and give recognition to undergraduate and graduate level scholarship in communication and to offer undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to present their work at the 79th Annual Pennsylvania Communication Association (PCA) Convention.

Graduate Winners
Gadamer’s Hermeneutics and the Alien: Playing at Understanding
Michael R. Kearney, Duquesne University
Examining Morality: Sissela Bok’s Contributions to Human Communication
Carissa Kotyuha, Duquesne University

Undergraduate Winners
Understanding Displacement in a Restless World: The Phenomenology of Displacement that Intersects Ethnic, Socioeconomic and Cultural Boundaries
Erika L. Kauffman, Geneva College
The “Multiplicities” Concept in Pride and Prejudice
Lindsay Scholten, Juniata College