Strong LSC presence at the International Communication Association (ICA) Conference in Paris, France

Dominique Brossard, LSC Department Chair, for the ICA sponsored panel: The Health of One World, One Network!?

Once again, LSC was well represented at the International Communication Association (ICA) Conference, which took place in Paris this year! From keynote speeches at the pre-conference on the science of science communication, to multiple research paper presentations in the main program, LSC faculty and students clearly demonstrated that our program is the leader in science communication! The ICA Conference is the largest and most prominent communication conference in our discipline, with over 4,700 in-person and virtual attendees – and this Paris meeting being the 72th convention of ICA.

Five LSC faculty members and five LSC students presented at this conference in Paris. Faculty included Dominique Brossard, Kaiping Chen, Sedona Chinn, Dietram Scheufele, and Mikihito Tanaka. The students that presented were Nicole Krause, Amanda Molder, Isabel Villanueva, and Shiyu Yang – all Ph.D. students in the LSC department – and Brianna Van Matre, a LSC master’s student. Every scholar benefited from department funding for travel and presented on different topics related to their research.

Nicole Krause, LSC Ph.D. student, presenting her work at the Political Communication Division.

Members of the LSC department research a wide variety of topics – ranging from anything from environmental issues to emerging technologies, and how it relates to science communication. This research was clearly represented by the substantial number of ICA divisions that LSC members were a part of (see ICA conference divisions below). For some students, the ICA Conference was the first in-person conference they attended during their graduate program. Ph.D. student, Nicole Krause said she was “looking forward to the experience of attending such a large and prominent event in [her] field.”

Isabel Villanueva, LSC Ph.D. student, presenting her work at the Environmental Communication Division.

The ICA Conference allowed these students to discuss their research and collaborate with other scholars from around the world. Master’s student, Brianna Van Matre was “excited to listen to others present environmental communication research and to gain a new cultural perspective on communication research.” Ph.D. student, Isabel Villanueva – who was also working as a volunteer at the conference – was “excited to meet and interact with communication scholars from around the world.”

A list of LSC contributions and their authors below:

Keynote addresses:

ICA pre-conference on the science of science communication

Brossard, D. (2022, May 25). The science of science communication post COVID-19: Challenges and opportunities.

Scheufele, D. A. (2022, May 25). Our misguided search for public pathologies: Why polarization and pandemics have made our discipline follow its worst instincts.

ICA sponsored panel: The Health of One World, One Network!?


Dietram Scheufele, UW-Madison, USA
K Viswanath, Harvard U, USA


Dominique Brossard, UW-Madison, USA
Ramona Ludolph, World Health Organization, Switzerland
Ruth Stewart, African Evidence Network, South Africa
Soumya Swaminathan, World Health Organization, Switzerland

Peer reviewed presentations:

Communication and Social Justice Division

Chen, K., Molder, A.L., Boulianne, S., Eckart, C., Mallari, P., Yang, D. (2022, May 26-30). How activists and news media frame climate change and strike: evidence from analyzing Twitter and newspaper discourse from 2018-2021 [Conference presentation].

Communication and Technology Division

Chen, A., Chen, K., Zhang, J., Meng, J., Shen, C. (2022, May 29). When national identity meets conspiracies: The reinforcement loop of identity language on public participation and discourse on COVID-19 conspiracies on Weibo [Conference presentation].

Environmental Communication Division

Chinn, S., Haieshutter-Rice, D., Hart, P. S., Larson, B. (2022, May 28). Warlike and xenophobic language in Facebook posts about invasive alien species [Conference presentation].

Molder, A.L. & Chen, K. (2022, May 26-30). The global climate movement’s discourse on Twitter: Examining responsibility attribution, mobilization outcomes, and user engagement [High density paper session].

Van Matre, B.R., Rose, K.M., Brossard, D. (2022, May 26-30). Communicating climate change by framing adverse health impacts with short videos [Conference presentation].

Villanueva, I. (2022, May 28). Climate change frames and emotional responses on reddit [Conference presentation].

Global Communication and Social Change Division

Chen, K., Zou, S., Lu, Y. (2022, May 27). Thanks to my country’s love: Examining nationalist narratives in COVID vaccine-related videos on Douyin through large-scale visual and textual analysis [Conference presentation].

Health Communication Division

Lim, D., Toriumi, F., Tanaka, M. (2022, May 26-30). Exposing misinformation structures about the “COVID-19 vaccine infertility” myth: An empirical study on Japanese Twitter [Poster presentation].

Mass Communication Division

Chen, K., Zou, S. (2022, May 28). Making science intersectional through identity performance: Linking social media content analysis, user metrics, and interview to study minoritized women as STEM content creators on social media [Conference presentation].

Yang, S., Krause, N. M., Bao, L., Calice, M., Newman, T. P., Scheufele, D. A., Xenos, M. A., & Brossard, D. (2022, May 26-30). In AI we trust: The interplay of media use, political ideology, and trust in shaping emerging AI attitudes [Poster presentation].

Political Communication Division

Chinn, S., Hasell, A., Roden, J., Zichettella, B. R. (2022, May 27). Threatening experts: Correlates of viewing scientists as social threat [Conference presentation].

Hasell, A., Chinn, S. (2022, May 27). The political influence of lifestyle influencers? Examining the relationship between aspirational social media use and anti-expert attitudes and beliefs [Conference presentation].

Krause, N. M., Freiling, I., Scheufele, D. A. (2022, May 26-30). The infodemic ‘infodemic:’ Toward a more nuanced understanding of truth-claims and (not) combatting misinformation [Conference presentation].

Visual Communication Studies Division

Molder A.L., Howell, E.L., DeSalazar, M., Kirschner, E., Goodwin, S.S., Scheufele, D.A. (2022, May 26-30). Reaching beyond the proverbial choir: Examining the impact of science documentaries and representations of scientists to engage with underserved audiences [Conference presentation].


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