Divisions: Global Communication and Social Change
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Radhika Gajjala, Chair

Professor
Bowling Green State University
School of Media and Communication Studies and American Culture Studies
328 KNCR
Ph. 4193720586 
Email: radhik@bgnet.bgsu.edu

 

Chris Paterson, Vice Chair

 School of Media and Communication

 University of Leeds, UK

Ph. +44(0)113 343 7619

Email: C.Paterson@leeds.ac.uk

 

Yu Hong, Secretary

hong1@zju.edu.cn

 Zhejiang University, China


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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Radhika Gajjala wrote on the Divisions: Global Communication and Social Change wall: Dear all, The Global Communication & Social Change Division needs to elect the following officers * Secretary * SEC (STUDENT AND EARLY CAREER) Representative * International Liaison this year. Nominations are due to me asap - before July 21st preferable so I can send the information over to the ICA leadership on time. Once elected, the people holding the positions start at the end of ICA Australia conference 2020 and continue in the positions until the end of ICA Paris conference 2022. Job descriptions: SEC Rep: Job description: - represent student and early career scholars at the level of both our interest group and the ICA-wide Student and Early Career Advisory Committee (SECAC) - exchange information between SECAC and our interest group - organize ICA GCSC Studies Interest group meet-ups between senior and junior scholars at the ICA annual conference - participate in the organization of events dedicated to students and early career scholars during the conference - participate in the annual SECAC reception fundraising - contribute to ICA newsletter Eligibility: - be a member of ICA Global Communication and Social Change Division - be a student OR early career researcher who has obtained their diploma within the past five years INTERNATIONAL LIAISON: Job description: - gather opinions and feedback from members of our interest group, especially new members from less represented cultures, for example, at times of the annual conference, and convey them to ICA GCSC chair, or other relevant bodies at ICA, in order for them to receive more social support and feel more welcomed at the Association - liaise across the divisions and interest groups on general issues that go beyond any given unit of ICA - assist in the planning of ICA annual conferences, helping the co-chairs to pay attention to participants from ethnic-minority communities and the developing world who may need extra help - identify the needs of young scholars, especially those from non-English-speaking countries, who may need the training of particular skills (e.g., writing, data analysis), relay them to ICA Membership and Internationalization Committee or other relevant bodies, who will design ways to meet such needs - participate in and facilitate other ICA internationalization activities such as regional conferences, mentorship programs - take initiatives to suggest new ideas for improving ICA’s overall internationalization endeavors Eligibility: - be a member of ICA Global Communication and Social Change Division SECRETARY: Job Description: 1] Write meetings at Annual business meetings 2] Manage social media accounts Eligibility: - be a member of ICA Global Communication and Social Change Division email me at radhik[at]bgsu.edu with your bio and vision statement for the position you are nominating yourself for. If you are nominating someone else - please make sure they know you are nominating them and that they have agreed to be nominated.
Posted Friday, July 12, 2019
Yu Hong wrote on the Divisions: Global Communication and Social Change wall: Special Issue Call for Papers Speaking Across Communication Subfields Guest Editors: Keren Tenenboim-Weinbaltt (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) & Chul-joo “CJ” Lee (Seoul National University) With the rapid growth and development of the field of Communication, it has also become increasingly fragmented, while its subfields – as represented by ICA’s various divisions and interest groups – have become increasingly self-contained. Researchers within the different subfields speak to each other in numerous forums and publications and in ever-growing levels of precision and sophistication, but are often oblivious to related developments in other subfields. Similarly, conceptual, analytical and empirical contributions are discussed in relation to the state-of-the-art within a specific subfield, but often fail to be developed into broader theoretical frameworks. The result is a multiplicity of theoretical, conceptual and empirical fragments, whose interrelationships and relevance for a range of communication processes remain to be established. In this special issue, we look for rigorous, original and creative contributions that speak across multiple subfields of communication. All theoretical approaches as well as methods of scholarly inquiry are welcome, and we are open to various formats and foci: The papers can be based on an empirical study, integrate a series of empirical pieces, thereby proposing a new theory or model, or be primarily theoretical. Their focus can be a specific theory, a specific concept or a set of related concepts, a communication phenomenon that can be better accounted for using a cross-disciplinary perspective, or any other focus that fits the purpose of the special issue. In all forms, the papers should make substantial, original contributions to theoretical consolidation and explicitly discuss the relevance and implications of their research to different subfields. Deadline for full paper submissions is July 15, 2019. The special issue is scheduled for Issue 3, 2020. Submissions should be made through the JOC submission site (https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ jcom). Please make sure you click “yes” to the question “is this work being submitted for special issue consideration?” and clearly state in the cover letter that the paper is submitted to the special issue. Manuscripts should strictly adhere to the new JOC submission guidelines. These guidelines will be available on the journal’s website in early January 2019. Before that, they are available upon request from Editor-in-Chief, Lance Holbert, r.lance.holbert@gmail.com. Questions and comments about the special issue should be addressed to Keren Tenenboim-Weinblatt (keren.tw@mail.huji.ac.il) and Chul-joo “CJ” Lee (chales96@snu.ac.kr). View Online: https://academic.oup.com/joc/pages/2020_cfp_special_issue
Posted Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Yu Hong wrote on the Divisions: Global Communication and Social Change wall: The Global Communication and Social Change division is pleased to be able to pay for the attendance of four of its members to the #Communicationsowhite preconference taking place at Georgetown University on Friday, May 24! If you are interested in participating in this preconference and would like us to pay for your attendance, please email the division chair, Shiv Ganesh, at shiv.ganesh@utexas.edu by March 29, 5 PM Eastern Standard Time. Please let us know whether you are an active ICA member, and whether you are a member of the division, as you need to be both in order to get the division’s support. Please do not register directly for the preconference, as we will submit your names to ICA and you will be ‘manually’ registered. In the event that we have more than four division members who are interested in participating, in keeping with the division’s emphasis on student support, we will privilege students first, followed by members of the division from underrepresented regions. And if there are many more expressions of interest, we will do our very best to support attendance by all division members who want to participate. Early registration, by Mar 31, is $US40. Regular registration (Apr 1-May 3) is $US60. If you have asked for support before the deadline and you do not receive it but still wish to attend the preconference, we will work with the association to ensure that you (in effect) pay the early registration rate, by subsidising your attendance. A more detailed description of the pre-conference and a link to register are at https://www.icahdq.org/event/CommunicationSoWhite_Preconf2019. The program begins at 8:45am. Roopali Mukherjee, from Queen’s College, City University of New York, will present a keynote at 9:00am, and other sessions begin at 10:15am. There will also be a mentoring workshop for students and early career scholars in the afternoon, with mentors Aymar Christian, Isabel Molina-Guzmán, Charlton McIlwain, and Radhika Parameswaran. The program is available athttps://cdn.ymaws.com/www.icahdq.org/resource/resmgr/conference/2019/prepostconference/PC19-SoWhite.pdf For more questions about the preconference, please contact Eve Ng at Ohio University: evecng@hotmail.com
Posted Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Shiv Ganesh wrote on the Divisions: Global Communication and Social Change wall: The Global Communication and Social Change division is pleased to be able to pay for the attendance of four of its members to the #Communicationsowhite preconference taking place at Georgetown University on Friday, May 24! If you are interested in participating in this preconference and would like us to pay for your attendance, please email the division chair, Shiv Ganesh, at shiv.ganesh@utexas.edu by March 29, 5 PM Eastern Standard Time. Please let us know whether you are an active ICA member, and whether you are a member of the division, as you need to be both in order to get the division’s support. Please do not register directly for the preconference, as we will submit your names to ICA and you will be ‘manually’ registered. In the event that we have more than four division members who are interested in participating, in keeping with the division’s emphasis on student support, we will privilege students first, followed by members of the division from underrepresented regions. And if there are many more expressions of interest, we will do our very best to support attendance by all division members who want to participate. Early registration, by Mar 31, is $US40. Regular registration (Apr 1-May 3) is $US60. If you have asked for support before the deadline and you do not receive it but still wish to attend the preconference, we will work with the association to ensure that you (in effect) pay the early registration rate, by subsidising your attendance. A more detailed description of the pre-conference and a link to register are at https://www.icahdq.org/event/CommunicationSoWhite_Preconf2019. The program begins at 8:45am. Roopali Mukherjee, from Queen’s College, City University of New York, will present a keynote at 9:00am, and other sessions begin at 10:15am. There will also be a mentoring workshop for students and early career scholars in the afternoon, with mentors Aymar Christian, Isabel Molina-Guzmán, Charlton McIlwain, and Radhika Parameswaran. The program is available athttps://cdn.ymaws.com/www.icahdq.org/resource/resmgr/conference/2019/prepostconference/PC19-SoWhite.pdf For more questions about the preconference, please contact Eve Ng at Ohio University: evecng@hotmail.com
Posted Tuesday, March 12, 2019
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 2019 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 full 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 shiv.ganesh@utexas.edu and should be received by 5 pm Eastern Standard Time on 15 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 Washington DC in May 2019, as well as the division’s business meeting and reception.
Posted Monday, January 28, 2019
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