For the past few years the ICA Fellows have made significant progress in achieving a body of members that looks more like ICA: more international and more diverse. This year’s record number of 25 nominations and 18 successful recommendations that were approved by the ICA Board represents a notable success. This accomplishment is due in large part to the engagement of Divisions and Interest Groups that nominated deserving scholars from among their members, and to the assistance of several Fellows and ICA staff, who put together “sample nomination packets” that were useful in guiding nominators. We hope and expect that this momentum will be maintained in the future. The “Class of 2017” ICA Fellows are:
Dominique Brossard, U of Wisconsin-Madison. Professor Brossard is a pioneer in the evolving field of science communication who has won top faculty paper awards from all three scholarly communication associations and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Nick Couldry, London School of Economics and Political Science. One of the leading theorists of media, culture and communication in the world today, in 2015 he was elected a member of the Academia Europaea. He served as Chair of ICA’s Philosophy, Theory and Critique Division.
Sharon Dunwoody, U of Wisconsin-Madison. A leading theorist of science and risk communication. A Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, she has received the Hilldale Award from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Wayne A. Danielson Award from the University of Texas at Austin.
Daniel Hallin, U of California - San Diego. Hallin and Paolo Mancini’s 2004 Comparing Media Systems was an “instant classic” that has been translated into ten languages and won major book awards, including ICA’s Book Award.
Francois Heinderyckx, U libre de Bruxelles. Author of nearly 70 publications that traverse many aspects of our field, from journalism to political communication to the media landscape. Founding president of ECREA, and one of the key architects of ICA’s move towards a truly international association, he served as ICA president in 2013-14.
David Hesmondhalgh, U of Leeds. Founder of the University of Leeds’ Media Industries Research Centre. His work straddles cultural studies, political economy, aesthetics and media sociology. Author, coauthor, editor or coeditor of 11 books, and 85 publications, including journal articles, book chapters, reports and public columns.
Amy Jordan, U of Pennsylvania. A scholar of children and media, well-known for advancing policy debates and developing family education programs. Coeditor of the Journal of Children and Media, she was Chair of the Children, Adolescents and Media Division, winner of ICA’s Most Important Applied/ Public Policy Research Program Award, and 2015-16 President of the ICA.
Tamar Katriel, U of Haifa. Her publications include 5 single-authored scholarly books and more than 80 refereed articles and chapters. Her interdisciplinary scholarship has contributed to anthropology, education, sociology, sociolinguistics, Israeli and Jewish studies, and museum and heritage studies, as well as rhetoric, ethnography, media studies, and communication theory.
Douglas McLeod, U of Wisconsin–Madison. He has authored a book, edited two volumes, published close to 90 papers in leading communication and public opinion journals, book chapters, reports, and articles. A prolific contributor to the sociology of communication, social conflict, social protests and mediated public opinion.
Robin Nabi, U of California - Santa Barbara. A prolific author, with more than 70 sole and co-authored articles and book chapters, a co-edited Handbook and influential special journal issues. Served as chair of ICA’s Mass Communication Division and is Associate Editor of the Journal of Communication.
Zizi Papacharissi, U of Illinois - Chicago. Author of two books, editor of six books, author or co-author of many journal articles and chapters, she is editor of two scholarly journals. A leading scholar in Internet studies, pioneering theorizing about the consequences of networked publics for political participation.
Barbara Pfetsch, Freie U Berlin. Author, coauthor, or coeditor of ten books, dozens of journal articles, chapters, book reviews, and research reports. She has made significant contributions to the study of media and journalism, comparative political communication cultures, the European public sphere, and online social mobilization.
Karen Ross, Newcastle U. Author of eight books, editor of 13 books, and author of dozens of articles and book chapters. Founding editor of ICA’s Communication, Culture & Critique, and the forthcoming Wiley/ICA International Encyclopedia of Gender, Media and Communication. Served as ICA Board Member-at-Large, and won the Feminist Scholarship Division Teresa Award in 2013.
Denise Solomon, Pennsylvania State U. Coauthor of one book and Associate Editor of the International Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Communication, she has published 65 articles and 26 chapters, focused primarily on the role that interpersonal communication plays in the development and maintenance of relationships.
Shyam Sundar, Pennsylvania State U. Identified as the most published author of Internet-related research in the field during the medium’s first decade, he is editor of the Handbook on the Psychology of Communication Technology and editor of ICA’s Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication. He was chair of ICA’s Communication & Technology division.
Liesbet Van Zoonen, Erasmus U, Rotterdam. A member of the Academia Europaea, author or coeditor of ten books, and eight special issues, author and coauthor of over 80 articles, plus many book chapters. Her book Feminist Media Studies (1994) helped define the field, providing legitimacy and inspiration for many feminist researchers.
Claes de Vreese, U of Amsterdam. He has published more than 100 articles, co-authored and co-edited four books. Elected a member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences. He chaired ICA’s Political Communication Division and several committees, won numerous ICA Top Paper awards, and won ICA’s Young Scholar Award in 2007.
Karin Wilkins, U of Texas - Austin. Author or editor of 12 books, 33 peer-reviewed articles, 16 book chapters, and numerous research reports. A leading expert on global media, development communication, Middle East studies, and social justice and social change. She served as Chair of ICA’s Intercultural and Development Division and is currently editor of Communication Theory.