NOW Retreat Organizers & Sponsor

Meet the Organizers

Megan Wood

Megan WoodMegan Wood is a doctoral researcher in communication and cultural studies who writes primarily about digital media, identity, surveillance, and popular culture. She is published in journals including Communication Studies, Review of Communication, Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, and Sexuality and Culture, as well as in the Duke University anthology Feminist Surveillance Studies, edited by Rachel Dubrofsky and Shoshana Magnet. She currently teaches media theory courses at UNC-Chapel Hill, and an interpersonal/organizational communication course through the Friday Center’s Correctional Education Program, which provides educational resources to prison inmates. She most enjoys spending time with her partner, two dogs, cat, and six free-ranging backyard chickens.

Heather Woods

Heather WoodsHeather Suzanne Woods is a doctoral researcher and teaching fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is interested in the ways that people use new media environments to organize and act together politically. Her writing has appeared or will soon appear in Feminist Media Studies, Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society, and Teaching Media Quarterly. Her current research project is on the cyborg (techno)body and the constitution of digital publics. She enjoys hiking, camping, and hanging out with her dog, Philly.

Thank you to our sponsor!

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The National Communication Association (NCA) is passionate about furthering scholarly excellence in the field of Communication and beyond, and the NOW Retreat organizers are delighted to have their support for this new opportunity. NCA sustains a variety of initiatives, conferences, and journals that serve as venues, outlets, and circulation points for outstanding research. We encourage all who are interested to explore these offerings, and take full advantage of what an NCA membership has to offer.