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Designing and Publishing Global Scholarship
ICA 2017 – San Diego, California USA

Organizers: Melissa Click, Jonathan Gray, and Aswin Punathambekar

This pre-conference aims to share with particularly graduate students and junior faculty both how prominent scholars conceptualize and conduct truly “global” and “international” projects, and how book and journal editors consider and evaluate such projects. The aim is, first, to engage ongoing debates and stimulate conversations among ICA members about the state of global and comparative media and communication research, and second, to offer participants the opportunity to hear from those who have significant experience conducting and publishing global work.

This half-day, afternoon preconference will begin with a panel composed of Miyase Christensen, Jack Qiu, Wendy Willems, and Will Youmans, and moderated by Aswin Punathambekar, and discuss the perspectives and realities that have shaped their scholarship. After a break, the second panel, composed of Larry Gross (editor of International Journal of Communication), Natalie Foster (Senior Publisher, UK at Routledge), Gita Manaktala (editorial director at the MIT Press), and Eric Zinner (editor-in-chief at New York University Press), and moderated by Jonathan Gray, will discuss the editorial decisions that come into play when evaluating global research for publication. The preconference is designed to prime, to rally, to encourage, and to prepare those interested in taking a global and comparative approach to their work.

Participation fee: $30
Proposed Schedule (Thursday, May 25th):

1:00-2:45 Panel 1: Designing and Conducting Global Media Research
2:45-3:15 Break
3:15-5:00 Panel 2: Publishing Global Media Research: Book and Journal Editors’ Perspectives

Miyase Christensen, Stockholm University
Natalie Foster, Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group
Larry Gross, University of Southern California
Gita Manaktala, The MIT Press
Wendy Willems, London School of Economics and Political Science
Will Youmans, George Washington University
Eric Zinner, New York University Press

Co-sponsoring ICA Divisions:
Popular Communication
Ethnicity and Race in Communication
Global Communication and Social Change

Please contact Melissa Click at with questions.



The Korean American Communication Association (KACA) announces KACA dissertation award. This award aims to assist a dissertation project focusing on Korea-related topic. A total of $1,000 will be awarded to the winning recipient.

All materials must be submitted electronically to the dissertation award Committee Chair, Dr. Gi Woong Yun (, by May 20, 2017 at 11:59pm in Pacific Time.

The applicant should be a KACA member at the time of proposal submission. If you are not a member, sign up here
( or contact Dr. Sun Young Lee ( before you submit.

The application should include a proposal, a letter of recommendation from the dissertation advisor, and a 3-page curriculum vitae.

The proposal should
* Be less than 5 pages (single spaced) including figures, tables, and references.
* Provide the most relevant literature reviews and research questions.
* Explain the project overview and stress the importance of the proposal in the context of Korea related communication/media research.
* Explain research method(s), which will be used in the research.
* Include research timeline with major milestones of the project.
* Include the budget and rationale for the spending items.
* Include a list of references in APA style.

* Relevance to Korea and communication/media research field.
* Feasibility of completing the project within two years.
* Contribution to the overall field of Korean studies
* Potential to publish the project in a peer-reviewed journal.
* No limitation of the choice of research method. Qualitative,
quantitative, or any other method will be evaluated based on the merit of a research proposal.
* Rationale for the proposed budget. Any type of cost required for dissertation project will be counted.

KACA dissertation project award committee will review the applications and announce the winner through KACA listserv. The award ceremony will be held at KACA business meeting during 2017 AEJMC conference in Chicago. For more questions, contact the committee chair Gi Woong Yun,

ICA welcomes your comments and questions. Please feel free to contact the ICA staff at anytime.


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