(CINCINATTI, OH - OCTOBER 20, 2019) – Organization for the Study of Communication, Language and Gender (OSCLG) has brought together students, scholars, activists, artists and practitioners interested in the discussion of gender, language and principles behind feminism. The organization has grown from a series of interdisciplinary conferences that first began in 1978 at Bowling Green University. Since that time, it has sought to provide a forum for professional discussion, presentation of research and demonstration of creative projects in the areas of communication, language and gender, as well as promote recognition of those doing work in this area. For the 42nd annual conference, the conference theme was “Interrogating Intersectional Masculinities.”
Members of OSCLG strongly believe that interaction across a wide spectrum of disciplines is needed to foster more insightful discussion of the issues of language, gender and communication. By hosting an annual conference, OSCLG is able to honor individuals who contribute to the study of communication and gender through scholarship, teaching, mentoring and creative activity.
During the 2019 conference, OSCLG recognized Jade Huell from California State University Northridge for the OSCLG Creative Expression Award. Huell’s piece, “Caged Bird” embodies the themes of communication, language and gender through creative expression.