Divisions: Global Communication and Social Change
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Radhika Gajjala, Chair

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


Dani Madrid-Morales, Secretary

Jack J. Valenti School of Communication

University of Houston, USA

Ph. +1 713-943-9751

Email: dmmorales2@uh.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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Radhika Gajjala wrote on the Divisions: Global Communication and Social Change wall: Dear GCSC members, The Global Communication and Social Change Division is looking for (self-)nominations for the position of Vice-Chair. The deadline is July 26. Details below. GCSC division is soliciting nominations for (1) Vice-Chair, who will begin serving in May 2021 (after the Denver conference) and ending in May 2023, at which point they will become the Chair of the division for a two year period (May 2023 to May 2025). The newly elected GCSC vice-chair will oversee the submission and review process for the division, and conference planning for the 2022 and 2023 conferences. Fine Prints: - Only active members of both ICA and the GCSC Division are eligible for nomination and election. - Candidates may only run for just ONE elected position across all ICA Divisions and Interest Groups. - Self-nominations are welcome! - If you nominate other members, please confirm with the potential nominees they are willing to serve in this role. - All nominations must include the candidate’s name, email address, and a candidate statement limited to one paragraph with no more than 2000 characters (approximately 300 words). Please send nominations to Radhika Gajjala (radhik@bgsu.edu), by July 26th 2020. If you have any questions about these roles and/or the nomination process, please feel free to contact Radhika Gajjala (chair) or Chris Paterson (C.Paterson@leeds.ac.uk, current vice-chair).
Posted Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Radhika Gajjala wrote on the Divisions: Global Communication and Social Change wall: Hi all - as we get set for the first ever virtual conference - please follow our division here - https://twitter.com/gcsc2020.
Posted Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Radhika Gajjala wrote on the Divisions: Global Communication and Social Change wall: Hi all, You have been receiving messages from ICA and from other divisions that you belong to - this is a reminder - please vote in both the association-wide and divisional elections. To vote, you need to sign into your ICA profile, go to the election website - if you are having trouble finding the election site please feel free to email me at radhik@bgsu.edu I'll see if I can help you.
Posted Monday, September 30, 2019
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
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