“International Opportunities for Scholars in Communication and Related Disciplines”
Report of a mini-conference held as part of the
National Communication Association Conference,
November 2010, San Francisco, United States
Report prepared by Grant Hannis
Convenor and chair of the mini-conference
“Over recent years, there has been a dramatic rise in the number of universities outside the US offering Communication and Journalism courses. This growth has taken place, for instance, in the Middle East, South East Asia, Australia, New Zealand, South America and Canada. Such internationalization presents opportunities for US Communication scholars to seek funding to teach and conduct research in other countries and for foreign Communication scholars to do likewise in the US.
A mini-conference on this topic was held on November 14-16, 2010, as part of the National Communication Association conference in San Francisco. The mini-conference invited contributions from scholars who had worked in foreign countries—including the benefits they derived from the experience, any pitfalls to avoid, and what advice they would offer others. The mini-conference also invited contributions from those who fund such travel.
The mini-conference was convened by Grant Hannis, the head of journalism as Massey University in Wellington, New Zealand. Dr Hannis spent the second half of 2010 as a Fulbright Senior Scholar, teaching and conducting research at San Francisco State University.
Six presenters spoke at the mini-conference and answered questions from the floor. This report summarizes the presentations, incorporating the presenters’ responses to questions. All the presenters are happy to be contacted, should you have further questions.”
A slideshow with photos of the 6 presenters follows.