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CSCA 2023 Convention - Graduate Student Caucus ... Call for Papers and Panels

Central States Communication Association (CSCA)
Annual Convention-St. Louis, Missouri
March 29-April 2, 2023
Intersections, Transitions, and Silenced Voices

            The Graduate Student Caucus invites all graduate student members of CSCA to submit competitive papers, programs, and interactive panels to be considered for programming at the 2023 CSCA conference to be held in St. Louis, MO. Our interest group focuses on celebrating graduate student work and providing development opportunities in relation to teaching, service, and scholarship. This year we encourage graduate students to embrace the convention theme, Intersections, Transitions, and Silenced Voices. The lives of graduate students are full of copious intersections and transitions that may or may not be fully represented in their teaching, service, or scholarship. In recognition that graduate student voices are often underrepresented and even exploited in academia—submissions that empower the lives and stories of graduate student intersections and transitions in addition to submissions that foreground the voices of marginalized groups and underrepresented scholars are both welcomed and strongly encouraged. Submissions dedicated to service, collaboration, and making a difference regarding networking opportunities are also encouraged.

Quality scholarship and creative ideas are our main goal. To encourage collaboration among graduate students, we have developed a Facebook page to create space for brainstorming, planning, and networking. Please visit, join, and participate in the conversations about the upcoming convention at:

Papers: Only completed papers will be accepted. Identifying information must be removed.

  • Include a title and a brief abstract (required).
  • Authors name(s) and identifying information should be removed
  • Complete papers should be a maximum of 25 pages double-spaced with 12 pt. font. This excludes title page, abstract, references, figures, and tables.
  • If the paper will be a graduate student debut, please type “DEBUT STUDENT” on the upper right-hand corner of the title page. To be considered a graduate student debut paper, (1) the author must be a graduate student, (2) the paper must have single authorship, and (3) the paper must be the author’s first paper to be presented at CSCA.


  • A panel submission is a format that engages a group of panelists in a formal interactive discussion about a topic related to the graduate student caucus.
  • Panel session submissions do not undergo anonymous review. The reviewers see the names of the presenters, participants, and organizers. These sessions are reviewed based on overall quality, interest to the caucus, relevance of the topic to the theme, innovativeness, and overall contribution.
  • Panel submissions must also include the following: (a) title, (b) description/rationale (no more than 1 page), (c) a complete list of participants along with their institutional affiliations, contact information (address, e-mail, and telephone), and if they are CSCA members. For panel proposals, we strongly recommend collaboration with graduate students from multiple institutions.

The Graduate Student Caucus presents certificates to the top competitive graduate student papers and the top graduate student panel at the annual Business Meeting. The top paper and panel will earn a $50 award. The Graduate Student Caucus also awards the Paul D. Skalski Top Paper Award.

All technology requests must be made at the time of submission.
Submissions must be received by 11:59 PM, CDT, October 7, 2022.
Send submissions electronically through our online system via the CSCA website.

Interest Group Planner: Matthew Craig,

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