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Shiv Ganesh, Chair
Massey University
School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing
College of Business, Private Bag 102904
Auckland   0745
Ph. 64-9-414 0828  Fax 64-9-414 0826
s.n.ganesh@massey.ac.nz

Radhika Gajjala, Vice Chair
Bowling Green State University
School of Media and Communication Studies and American Culture Studies
101 East Hall
238 KNCR
Ph. 4193727133
radhik@bgnet.bgsu.edu
http://personal.bgsu.edu/~radhik/

William Youmans, Secretary
The George Washington University
School of Media & Public Affairs
805 21st St. NW Suite 400
Washington DC  20052
Ph. 2029946353  Fax 2029945806
wyoumans@gwu.edu

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.
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Shiv Ganesh wrote on the Divisions: Global Communication and Social Change wall: ICA is just about two months away from us now, and it's time to let you know about the division reception. This year we decided not to have the division reception immediately after the business meeting because the business meeting is on the 27th, which is the last day of the conference and we wanted to make sure that as many people could come to the reception as possible. So, we've joined forces with two other divisions-- Organizational Communication, and Public Relations-- to pool resources and have a reception on the 26th from 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm. Because of economies of scale, we're able to host the reception at U Supa, which is Prague's oldest brewery and restaurant. It's a 7 minute walk from the Prague Hilton according to Google Maps (or nine minutes, if you get lost and go around in a circle, as I am almost certainly destined to do). The address is: U Supa, Celetná 563/22, 110 00 Staré Město. Economies of scale also mean that we were able to get an open bar (beer, wine, soft drinks, and water), salad bar, cheese platters with grapes and walnuts, and local snacks. These items are all complimentary during the two-hour reception. So please mark the 26th of May in your conference calendar, and join us from 5.30 to 7.30 pm! For those of you who are directionally challenged, several of us plan on meeting at the Prague Hilton Lobby at 5.20 pm and walking over from there. And if you're a new member and don't know people but would like to connect, in keeping with the informal and inclusive culture of this division, please do drop me a line and I'll make sure we can meet beforehand and Radhika and I will introduce you to other folks who will be there! Cheers, Shiv Ganesh GCSC Division Chair
Posted Sunday, March 25, 2018
Shiv Ganesh wrote on the Divisions: Global Communication and Social Change wall: The Division for Global Communication and Social Change is soliciting nominations for its Best Book Award. The Award honors any sole or jointly authored book (edited or co-edited volumes shall not be included), carrying a date of publication from either 1 or 2 years prior to the 2018 conference. The Book should represent a major contribution to research in any one or more of the research fields that pertain to the division*. A full nomination package should comprise (i) a signed rationale from the nominator (who shall not be the person nominated) (ii) a signed, supporting statement and rationale from one other person (who shall not be the person nominated), (iii) the resume of the person (or persons) whose book has been nominated including a complete list of his or her publications, and (iv) a summary of the book and copies of at least two chapters from it. All submissions are electronic (including copies of book chapters), and must be emailed to the Division Chair. Division Mission *The Division for Global Communication and Social Change exists to encourage and debate research on issues of production, distribution, content and reception of communications 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 communication in cultural, economic, political or social contexts, including strategic communication for development, social change or social justice. Award Nomination Instructions Nomination packages should be sent electronically to Professor Shiv Ganesh at s.n.ganesh@massey.ac.nz and should be received by 5 pm Eastern Standard Time on 1 March. Please do not assume your submission has been received until you receive an acknowledgement to that effect. All nomination packages should be prepared by one person, and may come from the author, the nominator, or the publisher. The author must be a GCSC division member, and must commit to attending the ICA conference in Prague in May 2018, as well as the division’s business meeting and reception.
Posted Monday, December 4, 2017
Radhika Gajjala wrote on the Divisions: Global Communication and Social Change wall: Hi all - this is a message to all GCSC members - as the time to review submitted proposals and papers to ICA comes close - I am requesting that you consider reviewing for the division. Please do fill out the survey at this link - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdJXpgZO8iwzZylpUEiex7sMhP2NB_m-sPVitzgqeY_l4sPpQ/viewform thanks! Radhika Gajjala Vice Chair and Planner for GCSC division 2018
Posted Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Shiv Ganesh wrote on the Divisions: Global Communication and Social Change wall: Communication Theory Special Issue Theorizing Communication from the South Guest Editors: Mohan J. Dutta, National University of Singapore Mahuya Pal, University of South Florida Call for Papers In this special issue, we take forward emerging calls for decolonizing communication to explore communication theories anchored in the cartographies of the Global South. We encourage submissions that question assumptions regarding internationalization, de-Westernization, and globalization, along with other key concepts, and that consider new directions for approaches to theorizing communication. Submissions should engage with questions concerning the production of knowledge, the role of communication in global relations, and the potential for communication to contribute to advancing imaginaries of the Global South. The special issue will offer opportunities for theory construction that challenge the Eurocentric bases of communication theories, taking seriously scholars from and in the Global South. In doing so, we hope to foster new grounds for debate, conversation, and practice relevant to communication scholarship. While our emphasis is precisely on theorizing communicative imaginations from the South, scholars situated in the Global North engaged with the practical politics of centering theories from the Global South are also welcome. The deadline for submission of full papers is 1 December 2017. For submission guidelines, see http://www.icahdq.org/pubs/commtheory.asp. To submit, go to https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/comth. For queries regarding the Special Issue's theme, please contact Mohan Dutta (cnmmohan@nus.edu.sg) and Mahuya Pal (mpal@usf.edu).
Posted Thursday, July 6, 2017
Shiv Ganesh wrote on the Divisions: Global Communication and Social Change wall: Job Ad: Post-Doctoral Fellow Position - Stockholm Uni, The Section for Journalism, Media & Communication Studies The Section for Journalism, Media & Communication Studies at the Department of Media Studies (IMS), is seeking one (1) junior scholar for a two-year postdoctoral position, beginning January 1, 2018. The deadline for application is 30 June 2017. Project description The full-time post-doctoral fellowship will be funded by the Leading Research Environment in Global Media Studies and Politics of Mediated Communication Grant awarded to the IMS Section for Media & Communication Studies by the Faculty of Humanities of Stockholm University. Main responsibilities The successful candidates will be required to conduct research in the field of Media & Communication Studies with a particular focus on questions related with global media and politics of popular communication. Both social sciences and humanities perspectives are considered relevant. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute 20% of their employment time to teaching and administrative duties; aid in the organization of, and participation in, research meetings, conduct primary research and contribute single and co-authored articles and reports as well as take part in pedagogical activities. Qualification requirements Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country in Media & Communication Studies (or a related field) awarded no earlier than three years prior to the deadline. For further information, please visit: http://www.su.se/english/about/vacancies/vacancies-new-list?rmpage=job&rmjob=3520&rmlang=UK'
Posted Monday, June 19, 2017
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