Published: Sept. 17, 2020

Mia Fischer, Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication, recently received the 2020 Diamond Anniversary Book Award from the National Communication Association (NCA). The award recognizes the most outstanding scholarly book published during the previous calendar year, and Fischer is receiving the award for the book, Terrorizing Gender: Transgender Visibility and the Surveillance Practices of the U.S. Security State, a timely and important exploration of increasing state-sanctioned violence and surveillance of trans people in the United States. The book mixes intersectionally-anchored critical cultural and sexuality studies in communication to examine framing for trans people in American popular culture. Fischer’s award will be presented virtually on November 21, at the NCA’s 106th Annual Convention.