Global Communication and Social Change

The Division for Global Communication and Social Change exists to encourage and debate research on issues of production, distribution, content and reception of communications media at global, "glocal", transnational, transcultural, international and regional levels.

Within this purview it encompasses work across a wide variety of theoretical and methodological approaches, concerning issues of media/mediated communication in cultural, economic, political or social contexts, including strategic mediated communication for development, social change or social justice.


Seattle 2014 ICA Annual Conference, 22-26 May 2014
Communication and “the Good Life”

Global Communication and Social Change Division Preconference
RESEARCHING AND WORKING IN A GLOBAL/TRANSNATIONAL CONTEXT: MENTORING ON PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS

PROGRAM DETAILS 
Time: Thursday, 22 May 9:00 – 17:00
Location: Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Limit: 50
Cost: $100 / $75 for students 
Organizer(s): Rashmi Luthra
Sponsor(s): Northwestern U in Qatar, Global Communication and Social Change Division (GCSC)

CONNECT WITH US
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ICAGCSC/
WEBSITE: global.icahdq.org 
EMAIL: rluthra@umich.edu 
REGISTER FOR THIS PRECONFERENCE: https://www.icahdq.org/shopping/default.asp

DESCRIPTION 
With campuses internationalizing in several regions, as well as the trend of universities establishing communication programs modeled after their "home" campuses in other countries, new job opportunities in a transnational context have opened up for graduate students and early career academics. Further, practical considerations in doing research transnationally have only intensified as obtaining funding becomes more difficult and regulations become more complex. This a perfect time for senior scholars to share their experience in these areas. Through interactive plenaries and workshops, participants and presenters will engage with current challenges and opportunities. 

FEATURED PANELS AND WORKSHOPS 
Brief Introductory Remarks: Rashmi Luthra and Terry Flew, GCSC Chair and Vice-Chair
Plenary: Doing Transnational Research 
Workshop: Practical and Ethical Considerations in Doing Transnational Research 
Workshop: Obtaining Funding for Transnational Research 
Plenary: Transnational Job Opportunities for Communication Researchers
Closing Remarks

CONFIRMED PRESENTERS 
Susan Abbott, Independent Consultant
Lisa Brooten, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Everette Dennis, Northwestern U in Qatar
Terry Flew, Queensland University of Technology 
Myria Georgiou, London School of Economics and Political Science
Robert Huesca, Trinity University
Ang Peng Hwa, Nanyang Technological University
Yahya Kamalipour, Purdue University Calumet
Joe Khalil, Northwestern U in Qatar
Randy Kluver, Texas A&M University
Rashmi Luthra, University of Michigan-Dearborn
Radhika Parameswaran, Indiana University Bloomington
Clemencia Rodriguez, University of Oklahoma
John Sinclair, University of Melbourne 
Joseph Straubhaar, University of Texas at Austin
Karin Wilkins, University of Texas at Austin
Ernest Wilson III, University of Southern California


ICA 2014 Announcements:

GCSC 10/13 Division Announcements: Ica Gcsc 2013

Message includes information about (2014 Conference, GCDC Division Elections, Referendum Questions)


We would like to belatedly but heartily acknowledge our award winners from this past year.

Aynne Kokas (Rice U) was the winner of the dissertation award for her dissertation titled "Shot in Shanghai: Western Film Co-Production in Post-WTO Mainland China."

Annemarie Iddins (U of Michigan) was the winner of our top student paper award, for her paper on "The Periphery that Speaks: FLN Radio and Post/Colonial Identity Discourse in the Algerian Revolution."

Lisa Brooten (Southern Illinois U - Carbondale) won the top paper award for her paper on "The Right to Communicate in the Midst of Political Violence: Media Reform and Social Change in Thailand."

Zixue Tai (U of Kentucky) and Fengbin Hu (Shanghai U) won the top paper award for their paper on "Cyberspace as Contested Spaces: The Network of Mass Collaboration, Grassroots Surveillance and Popular Protests in China."

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Spread the word on GCSC Preconference on Mentoring!

We are excited to announce that the Global Communication Division is hosting a preconference for graduate students, post-docs, and early career professionals on "Researching and Working in a Global/Transnational Context: Mentoring on Practical Considerations." The preconference will be held on May 22 and you will be able to register for it through the ICA website starting January 15. Please help spread the word about this unique mentoring opportunity.

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Call for GCSC Top Article Award!

Award Nomination Instructions:


A full nomination package should comprise of: 
1.A letter of nomination, 2 pages maximum, that address the award criteria contained in the description and mission statement below.
2.Nominee's CV.
3.A pdf of the article
4.One additional letter of recommendation 2 pages maximum, that addresses the award criteria contained in the description and mission statement above is permitted.

Deadline:
Nomination packages, including a signed copy of the nominator's rationale, the nominee’s cv, the letter of recommendation, and the article should be sent as PDFs no later than March 1 to the division chair Rashmi Luthra at rluthra@umich.edu

Award Description:
The award honors an article published in the two calendar years preceding the nomination deadline. The review committee judges each nominated article on several criteria including the importance of the problem it addresses, the strength of evidence it presents, and the significance of its conclusions all relative to the mission of the Division. The committee also will consider the soundness of methodology and quality of writing and argument, along with the nominating letter(s). 

Division Mission Statement:
The Division for Global Communication and Social Change exists to encourage and debate research on issues of production, distribution, content and reception of communications media at global, "glocal," transnational, transcultural, international and regional levels. Within this purview it encompasses work across a wide variety of theoretical and methodological approaches, concerning issues of media/mediated communication in cultural, economic, political or social contexts, including strategic mediated communication for development, social change or social justice.

Please note that self-nominations are not allowed. Please also note that only journal articles are accepted. The journals need not be ICA journals, both ICA and non-ICA journals are fine. 

 

 

 

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