ICA Conference – 2018

The Binational Association is an Institutional Affiliate Member of International Communication Association (ICA), and organizes a panel each year for the annual meeting.  Our organization works to increase Mexican participation in ICA and exchange between U.S. and Mexican communication scholars, to increase participation specifically from scholars in the border region and give them greater exposure to a global scholarly community, and to feature the distinctive perspectives on communication that have been developed in the border region.

This year’s 2018 panel includes research on representations of Trump’s proposed border wall in both the U.S. and Mexico, on citizen movements related to the politics of water in Mexicali, Baja California, and on the concept of appropriation in Latin American communication studies.

Chair:  Esteban del Rio, University of  San Diego


Nathian Shae Rodriguez, SDSU and Mariana De Maio, Leheigh University, “Straddling the Wall: Comparative Framing of Trump’s Border Wall in U.S. & Mexican Newspapers”

Harry L. Simón Salazar, UCSD, “Donald Trump’s Media Wall: The Conspicuous Absence of Mexican Voices During the 2016 Presidential Campaign”

Christian Alonso Fernández Huerta, Hugo Méndez Fierros, Ángel Manuel Ortiz Marín y Fernando Vizcarra Schumm, UABC Mexicali, “Por la abrogación de la Ley del Agua: movilizaciones y resistencias ciudadanas”

Angela Sagnella Paduano Università per Stranieri di Perugia, Italy and Jesús Becerra Villegas, Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas, Mexico, “Communication, stability and social fluxes.”

Discussant:  Sallie Hughes, University of Miami