The BEA Research Committee is inviting proposals for the 2021 & 2022 Research Symposiums and subsequent Research Series Edited Volumes. Past symposia and related research books have included such topics as video games, sports media, big data, and health communication. Respectively, the topics are for 2020-Political communication and 2021-Crisis Communication. Like other topics in past years, the themes of the two newest symposia and edited volumes focus on the role of media in these environments.

Do you have a topic you’d like to suggest for the 2021 or 2022 BEA Research Symposium and Research Series Edited Volumes? If so, we’d like to hear from you! The BEA Research Committee will be discussing the 2021 and 2022 topics at the BEA Convention in April 2020. If you have a concept you would like to propose (as Symposium Chair and Editor), please submit a short proposal with the following components to Dr. Glenda R. Balas, BEA Research Committee Chair, by April 10, 2020. Please submit via email to


1-Preliminary title

2-Project description (250-350 words) plus a preliminary list of book chapters

3-Statement of project significance (100-200 words)

4-Abbreviated CV (maximum 5 pgs)


Please contact Glenda Balas with questions (505-350-9040 or