Faculty member Dr. Kim (https://www.comm.ucsb.edu/people/young-ji-kim) and co-authors were acknowledged with the 2020 Dennis Gouran Research Award from the Group Communication Division of the National Communication Association this November 2020. This award is “given to the author(s) of an outstanding article or chapter that focuses explicitly on group communication."
Yan, B., Kim, Y. J., Hollingshead, A. B., & Brandon, D. (2019). Conceptualizing online groups as multidimensional networks. In A. Attrill-Smith, C. Fullwood, & M. Keep (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Cyberpsychology (pp. 308-327). Oxford University Press.
“The advancements in information and communication technologies in the past few decades,
as represented by ubiquitous computing, social media, and artificial intelligence, have made
it possible for people to connect with each other and with technologies anytime and
everywhere. These developments challenge the traditional distinctions between online and
offline groups, raise questions about the relations between people and technology, and
provide opportunities to study emergent dynamics of social interaction in groups.”