The FCA is proud to announce Dr. Keith Berry as the keynote speaker at our 86th Annual Convention held October 22-24 in Orlando, Florida.
Dr. Berry is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of South Florida in Tampa. His research and teaching focus on relational communication, particularly the ways in which conversation partners co-create, interpret, and use meaning within social interactions and relationships. He primarily examines ways people form and negotiate identities through relating, especially as this process pertains to vulnerable populations and occurs within under-studied contexts of relating. His research has been published in journals such as Journal of Applied Communication Research, Journal of Family Communication, International Journal of Qualitative Methods, and Qualitative Inquiry, and edited book collections such as the Handbook of Autoethnography and Popular Culture as Everyday Life.
His recent book, Bullied: Tales of Torment, Identity, and Youth (Routledge) uses communication and personal narrative lenses to examine bullying practices and their impact on youth’s identities and wellbeing generally. Bullied was recently named 2016 Best Book by the Ethnography Division of the National Communication Association (NCA), and serves as a central focal point for his keynote address.
Dr. Berry currently serves as Co-chair of NCA’s Anti-Bullying Task Force, and is a past Chair of NCA’s Ethnography Division.
Click here to view Dr. Berry's CV and additional accomplishments.
Dr. Berry's keynote address will take place at 12 p.m. on Friday, October 21. See you all there!