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ISCA Dissertation Award

Galina Bolden

ISCA Dissertation Award


The International Society for Conversation Analysis is pleased to announce the ISCA Dissertation Award, recognizing outstanding PhD research in the field of conversation analysis. The prize, which is supported financially by a bequest from Emanuel A. Schegloff, will be awarded every four years for dissertations submitted and defended within the prior four-year period. Nominations are now invited for the period 2014-2017, with the prize to be awarded at ICCA-18 in Loughborough, UK. Analyses of both institutional and everyday social interaction, in face-to-face and mediated contexts, as well as within and across cultural borders are welcome.


Nominations should be made by a supervisor or external examiner of the dissertation and submitted by email to the ISCA dissertation committee c/o Only one nomination per supervisor or examiner is permitted. Please include the following materials:

1.       A nomination letter outlining the justification for the award

2.       A 500-word (maximum) abstract of the dissertation

3.       The table of contents of the dissertation

4.       One dissertation chapter considered representative of the manuscript.

The committee will ask to see the full dissertation for those that are short-listed.


The deadline for submission of nominations for the next award is December 31, 2017.