Mohamed Zayani’s Book wins NCA Book Award

Mohamed Zayani's Book wins NCA Book Award

CIRS Fellow Mohamed Zayani has been awarded the 2017 “Sue DeWine Distinguished Scholarly Book Award” from the National Communication Association (NCA) for his book Networked Publics and Digital Contention: The Politics of Everyday Life in Tunisia (Oxford UP, 2015).  


The book prize is awarded by the Applied Communication Division of the NCA, and honors a book that makes significant contributions in applied communication theory and research. The award will be conferred at the NCA’s 103rd Annual Convention, which will take place this year in Dallas, Texas.  


The accolade is the fourth Prize Zayani’s book received. It was previously awarded the “Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology Book Award,” from the American Sociological Association (ASA); “the Global Communication and Social Change Best Book Award,” from the International Communication Association (ICA), and “the Toyin Falola Book Award,” from the Association of the Global South Studies (AGSS).


Networked Publics and Digital Contention is part of the Oxford Studies in Digital Politics Series, which is headed by Andrew Chadwick.  “That Mohamed Zayani’s book won multiple awards, from different associations, attests not just to the impact of his work, but also its breadth.  It is a great achievement,” said Oxford University Press editor Angela Chnapko.