Gary Gumpert Award: The State of the Field of Urban Communication

Gary Gumpert Award: The State of the Field of Urban Communication

The Gary Gumpert Award is given to the applicant whose proposal shows a clear understanding of the state of the field of urban communication with respect to a particular issue or question as specified by the UCF in the year the award is given. The next award cycle is expected to begin in the Fall of 2018. Details announced at that time.

Amount of Award: $2500

Send inquiries and grant proposals to Peter Haratonik haratonik@urbancomm.org, Executive Coordinator, Urban Communication Foundation.

Previous Recipients of the Gary Gumpert Award: The State of the Field of Urban Communication

Gary Kreps

2014

Gary Kreps, Dept. of Communication, George Mason University, “State of the Field 2015: Research in Health Communication”

Giorgia Aiello & Caitlin Bruce

Giorgia Aiello & Caitlin Bruce

2010

Giorgia Aiello, Institute of Communication Studies, University of Leeds, “The Local, The European and the Global: The Visual Material Communication of Urban Space in the European Capital of Culture Scheme.”

Caitlin Bruce, Rhetoric and Public Culture Department of Communication, Northwestern University, “Community Mural Arts, Urban Polemic, and Political Tourism: Place-Based Strategies in Media Space.”

Ece Algan & Shannon Mattern

Ece Algan & Shannon Mattern

2009

Ece Algan, Dept. of Communication Studies, California State University, San Bernardino, “Transformations in the Media Environment and the Cityscape of Şanlıurfa (Turkey).”

Shannon C. Mattern, Dept. of Media Studies and Film, the New School, “Cities Before Cinema: Mediating Urban Space and Experience Before the Mechanically Reproduced Image.”

Eric Gordon, Laura Forlano & Erin D. McClellan

Eric Gordon, Laura Forlano & Erin D. McClellan

2007

Eric Gordon, Dept. of Visual and Media Arts, Emerson College, “Hub2: Using Emerging Technologies to Strengthen Community and Civic Identity in Boston.”

Laura Forlano, Ph.D. Candidate, Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University,  “Generation Mesh: Understanding the Users of WiFi Networks in Urban Spaces.”

Erin D. McClellan, Dept. of Communication, Denison University, “Rhetorics of Place and Space in the Public Squares: Savannah, Georgia.”

Lee Humphreys & Tim Simpson

2006

Lee Humphreys, Ph.D. Candidate, Annenberg School of Communication, University of Pennsylvania, “Mobile Social Networking in Urban Environments.”

Tim Simpson, University of Macau, China, “Transnational Urban Spaces and Post-Socialist Consumption in Macau.” 

Matthew Matsaganis & Casey Man Kong Lum

Matthew Matsaganis & Casey Man Kong Lum

2005

Matthew Matsaganis Ph.D. Candidate, Annenberg School of Communication, University of Southern California, “The Role of Communication Space in Building Social Capital.”

Casey Man Kong Lum, William Patterson University, “Outdoor Advertising and Urban Communication: A Study of Outdoor Signs in and Across Contested Urban Landscape in China.”