Valdivia elected a fellow in the International Communication Association


Receiving one of the highest honors in the broad field of communication studies, Angharad Valdivia, Institute of Communications Research professor, has been elected a fellow in the International Communication Association. As part of the ICA Fellows Class of 2020, Valdivia is recognized for her record of distinguished scholarly contributions to the field.

Valdivia, who is also a professor of media and cinema studies, has published more than eight books, edited collections, and definitive encyclopedias in media studies. Her research on feminist communication studies, Latina/o communication studies, and culture and communication has been published in more than 60 journal articles and 40 book chapters. 

As a member of ICA, Valdivia has served as the chair of the Feminist Scholarship Interest Group, now a division thanks in large part to her work at that time, and editor of Communication Theory, among other roles. 

“Through her decades of work in Latino communication studies, feminist media studies, and critical media and communication studies, Angharad has opened and cultivated academic spaces where women and women of color faculty from the United States and globally have thrived, contributing to the rigorous and innovative production of knowledge in the field,” according to the ICA.

Her latest book, The Gender of Latinidad: Uses and Abuses of Hybridity, published in February 2020, discusses the history and production of gendered Latinidad in the mainstream media. Valdivia has been with the College of Media for more than 25 years.

(Photo by Madeline Wilson.)