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Posted By Administration, Monday, December 3, 2018


Dear CAMmers,

In between reviewing ICA submissions, take a break, make some hot chocolate, and read this month's delightful CAMmer in the Spotlight interview.

This time we are putting the spotlight on Charu Uppal. Learn all about her research and teaching experiences on our website:

Thanks, as always, to Ine Beyens for her hard work in producing a new column for us every month!

Best wishes,

Jessica Piotrowski




The roundup will include call for papers and information about conferences/symposia that are relevant for the CAT community.

CfP “Digital Threats to Democracy: Comparative Lessons and Possible Remedies” workshop (Social Science Research Council in New York City on 13-14 June, 2019)

The Media & Democracy program at the Social Science Research Council is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the “Digital Threats to Democracy: Comparative Lessons and Possible Remedies” workshop. This workshop will bring together social science and humanities scholars to present comparative research on how countries adapt and respond to digital threats to democracy.

The workshop, organized in collaboration with Cristian Vaccari (Loughborough University), will be held at the Social Science Research Council in New York City on 13-14 June, 2019. Accepted participants’ travel and accommodation costs will be covered by the organizers.

We welcome applications from both junior and senior scholars across all disciplines. However, the focused nature of the workshop demands that we limit participation to 10–12 authors. Thus, our selection will be determined not only by the quality of submissions, but also by their thematic fit and complementarity.

A selection of the papers presented at the workshop will be invited to submit full manuscripts of up to 8,000 words for publication in a special issue of the International Journal of Press/Politics, subject to peer-review.

To apply, please submit a current C.V. and an abstract of up to 500 words to by 3 February, 2019.

For more information, please visit:



Dear FSD Members

Wayne State University's annual Summer Doctoral Seminar 2019 is led by long-time FSD member Dr. Linda Steiner. Please spread the word to all doctoral students who may be interested in participating in this three-day intensive seminar. The deadline to submit applications is 1 February, 2019.  Please see the details below.


Stine Eckert, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Chair, Feminist Scholarship Division, International Communication Association (ICA)

Department of Communication

Wayne State U

Detroit, MI 48201

Wayne State U

Summer Doctoral Seminar 2019

Transgressive Feminisms

Detroit, MI – June 4-6, 2019

Guest Scholar: Linda Steiner, Ph.D.

Linda Steiner is Professor in the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the U of Maryland. Her work uses feminist theories and ethics to address a broad range of interdisciplinary issues, including how and when gender matters in news and newsrooms; how feminists use media, both historically and in the contemporary moment; war reporting; media ethics; and citizen journalism. She has published three books, co-edited five books (with a sixth forthcoming), and has authored dozens of refereed articles, book chapters, encyclopedia entries, book reviews, reports, and opinion pieces. She was recognized in 2011 with the James Carey Award for her co-edited book Key Concepts in Critical-Cultural Studies (2010). Her pioneering work has advanced feminist scholarship through the associations and journals. She was among the founders of the Feminist Scholarship Interest Group of the International Communication Association (ICA) and has remained a stalwart of its successor, the Feminist Scholarship Division, winning its Teresa Award for feminist research in 2018. She served in leadership roles in the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), including as its president 2011-2012. She served as editor of Critical Studies in Media and Communication and is presently the editor of Journalism & Communication Monographs. Her concern for complicated relationships among issues of violence, gender, race and other inequalities is a central theme in most of her work, as evidenced in a recent co-edited book, News of Baltimore: Race, Rage and the City (2017).

Seminar Description:

With the changing media landscapes, feminist communication and media scholars are using a critical theoretical lens to examine a plethora of new problems, platforms, and questions. This seminar will focus on transgressive feminisms: We will discuss and analyze old and new representations in media (self-representations and media representations) and social media affordances, emphasizing opportunities for critiquing and resisting misogyny and backlash. The goal of the seminar is to take stock of the currents in feminist media and communications scholarship and produce written documents that underscore trends and issues on these aspects that will be productive for subsequent research and collaboration.

Travel, meals, and lodging are paid for by the Department of Communication. To apply, submit the following to by February 1, 2019:

•       C.V.

•       Letter of support from your Ph.D. advisor

•       Statement of interest (500 words)


Dear FSD Members

This CFP for a post-conference at ICA 2019 may be of your interest. See the details below.





Dear ICA LSI members,

Just a quick note to remind everyone to nominate LSI members for ICA awards. We all do such interesting and important work that should be recognized by the field!

There are 8 different awards. See link below for descriptions of each award/instructions for nomination - I also paste brief descriptions of awards at the end of this email. There are two awards for books with a nomination deadline of Dec 15. The other 6 awards have a nomination deadline of Jan 31.

Happy Thursday (and happy Thanksgiving if you're celebrating that today!)


Natasha Shrikant, PhD

Secretary, ICA LSI

Department of Communication

University of Colorado, Boulder


Outstanding Book Award: The award honors a book published in the previous two calendar years (between January 1 and December 31), (i.e., if the award is to be presented in 2019, the book must have been available from 2017-2018).

ICA Fellows Book Award: Open to all ICA members, this award recognizes those books that have made a substantial contribution to the scholarship of the communication field as well as the broader rubric of the social sciences and have stood some test of time.


Applied Research Award: The Applied Research Award honors a scholar or group of scholars who has or have produced a systematic and outstanding body of research that addresses a significant communication problem of relevance to a public representing one or more groups of stakeholders relevant to a division(s) or interest group(s) of ICA. Individual or collaborative applied research programs which include community engagement, group and organizational interventions, or advocacy and/or political policy work at the local, national, international and/or global levels are all appropriate candidates for this award.

B. Aubrey Fisher Mentorship Award: This award honors outstanding scholars, teachers, and advisors who serve as role models in those capacities and who have had a major impact on the field of communication. Most importantly, recipients of this award have influenced the discipline through their former students, who themselves are important figures in the communication discipline.

Outstanding Article Award: The award honors an article published in a refereed journal during the previous two calendar years (between 1 January and 31 December).

Steven H. Chaffee Career Achievement Award: The award honors a scholar (or small group of collaborating scholars) for a sustained contribution to theoretical development or empirical research related to communication studies over an extended period.

Young Scholar Award: The award honors a scholar no more than seven years past receipt of the Ph.D. (for example, if the award is to be presented in 2018, the nominee should have received their Ph.D. degree no earlier than 2011) for a body of work that has contributed to knowledge of the field of communication and shows promise for continued development.

James W Carey Urban Communication Grant: This annual prize supports communication research that enhances urban social interaction and civic engagement in an age of global communication. It encourages applied research on the role of city and community at a time when communication technology alters the parameters of the urban landscape.



Greetings ICA Mass Communication Division Members,

This is a friendly reminder to submit your news for the December edition of All Things Media, our newsletter. ATM will be circulated monthly on the first of the month. Any news that is of interest to the Division is welcome, including promotions, faculty searches, moves, CFPs, conferences, new books, awards, etc.

If you are excited about it, we want to hear about it!

Please send me your news at


Shawnika Hull



Hello members of Mobile Communication at ICA,

The Journal of Business Research has an upcoming special issue focused on mobile applications. I imagine that this could be of interest to many people on this list.

Here's the CfP:

Applications are open now and close on Dec 15.

Yours in mobility,


Colin Agur, PhD

Assistant Professor

Hubbard School of Journalism & Mass Communication

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities



Dear ICA PRD Members:

Happy Fall! And, congratulations on submitting your papers for the 2019 conference in Washington, DC!

Please copy/paste the link  below to see the ICA PRD Fall 2018 newsletter, or visit the ICA website to learn more about the public relations division.

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