Campus News 2014

For Immediate Release
February 6, 2014

SU Professor Wins Award for Research Paper

Dr. Mary Grace Antony, assistant professor of communication studies at Schreiner University, has won the award for Top Paper in the Intercultural Communication Dr. Mary Grace AntonyDivision at the 84th Annual Southern States Communication convention in New Orleans for her study titled, “Tailoring Nirvana: Appropriating Yoga, Resignification and Instructional Challenges.”

Antony also won the top award in this division last year, as well as an award from the National Communication Association.

“I am thrilled and humbled by this wonderful recognition,” said Antony. “As a self-confessed yoga enthusiast, this is a project that is close to my heart. I am deeply grateful to the yoga instructors who participated in my research. Their enthusiasm and willingness enabled me to examine this topic, and I could not have achieved this without them.”

Antony’s paper examines instructional challenges experienced by yoga teachers, with an emphasis on how resolving these issues impacts student-teacher relationships in the yoga classroom.

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