James, Samantha

Seeking Ph.D. in Organizational Comm & Technology

Hometown: Newtown, CT/Cary, NC
B.A. Degree: Communication Studies, The University of Alabama
M.A. Degree: Communication Studies, The University of Alabama
 
Current Research Interests: Affect, Power, and Technology in Global Organizing
 
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Shiv Ganesh
 
Projected Graduation: May 2023
 

James, S. (accepted). Affective Contradictions: How Technology Influences Relationships in the Gig Economy. Paper to be presented at the International Communication Association 71st Annual Conference, Denver, CO. (Virtual Conference).

James, S. (accepted). K-pop Digital Activism: Global Fan Organizations as Sites of Oppression & Resistance. Paper to be presented at the International Communication Association 71st Annual Conference, Denver, CO. (Virtual Conference).

Stephens, K., James, S., Harris, A., & Robertson, B. (2020, November). Small Groups in a Big Basic Communication Course: Teaching and measuring collaborative competencies and pedagogical strategies. Paper presented at the National Communication Association (NCA) Conference, Indianapolis, IN. (Virtual Conference).

James, S. (2020, November). K-pop Fandom in America: An Autoethnographic view. Paper presented at the National Communication Association (NCA) Conference, Indianapolis, IN. (Virtual Conference).

James, S. (2020, November). An Industry at the Crossroads: Social Media and the Rise of Western K-pop Fandom. Paper presented at the National Communication Association (NCA)Conference, Indianapolis, IN. (Virtual Conference).

James, S. (2019, November) Fandom Culture: Fan Communities Bridging Diverse Backgrounds Through Technology. Panel presented during the National Communication Association (NCA) Conference, Baltimore, MD.

James, S. (2019, April) “Agent of Change”: The Rhetoric of Position in Locational Memory. Paper presented at the Southern States Communication Association Conference, Montgomery, AL.

James, S. (2019, February). “You’re a Woman Before a Fan”: Exploring Intercultural Identity within Fan Communities. Poster presented at the Discerning Diverse Voices Symposium, Tuscaloosa, AL.

James, S. (2018, October). “The Best Form of Prostitution”: Agency, Identity, and Power in the Relationship Between a Student Athlete and Their Institution. Poster presented at the Organizational Communication Mini Conference, New Brunswick, NJ.

- Moody Graduate Fellowship (PhD), University of Texas at Austin 2020-23

- Graduate School Recruitment Fellowshop (PhD), University of Texas at Austin 2019-20

- Marsha Houston Award for Graduate Student Work in Social Justice and Diversity (MA), University of Alabama 2018-19

- Communication Studies Outstanding Service Award (MA), University of Alabama 2018-19

- Outstanding Service by a Graduate Student (MA), University of Alabama 2018-19