As part of the 2019 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass communication (AEJMC) conference theme “Investing in Our Futures,” the South Asia Communication Association (SACA) will host an interactive paper session at the convention in Toronto. Present your research on media and communication in South Asia or its diaspora worldwide. A committee of renowned scholars will review submissions. Since SACA is an institutional initiative of AEJMC, this session will be featured in the official program of the AEJMC annual conference.
A position is currently available at Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University; the contract period for this position is 24 months. The responsibility is to work on inter-disciplinary funded project on social media and mobile gaming in an intercultural communication context. The principle investigator is Dr. Arul Chib. Email him directly if you are interested.
What does it mean to “speak social”? And how is it different from face-to-face interaction? This year’s CID Video Competition asks How do social media influence intercultural dialogue? so, presumably, knowing how to “speak social” would be one good beginning point.
“I grew up in a physical world, and I speak English. The next generation is growing up in a digital world, and they speak social.” -Angela Ahrendts, Senior Vice President of Apple Retail (quoted in Manor, p. 29).
Manor, I. (2019). Public diplomacy and the digital society, in I. Manor (Ed.), The digitalization of public diplomacy (pp. 29-63). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
No, I’m not going to answer the question – that’s for those who are putting together videotapes to submit to the competition! I just thought it might be useful as a prompt while you’re working.
Hint: be sure to address both what intercultural dialogue is, and what happens when you use social media to connect to someone of a different cultural group; do not just explain social media! This video competition asks you to combine the two elements.
The Department of Gender Studies was established in 1993 to address the major intellectual challenges posed by contemporary changes in gender relations. This remains a central aim of the Department today, which is the largest research and teaching unit of its kind in Europe. The Department is interested in mapping and intervening in the gendered nature of social processes, and believes that an integrated interdisciplinary and intersectional approach is needed to do so. In our research and teaching we aim to combine theory and practice with an interdisciplinary and transnational perspective.
The department is looking to recruit a candidate at the level of LSE Fellow in Gender, Sexuality and Conflict to contribute to core courses in gender theories, sexuality studies and conflict studies across our MSc programmes. The core of the role will be teaching seminars, but they will also expect the successful candidate to deliver lectures across these courses where appropriate, and to supervise MSc dissertations.
Candidates should have been awarded a PhD in social sciences, humanities or a closely related field by the close of application; have relevant teaching experience at either UG or PG levels in the following areas: gender theories, sexuality and conflict studies; and have a very good knowledge as well as a developing research record in all three areas. Research expertise in the following areas are essential:
Black feminist and intersectional approaches to Gender Studies
Transnational feminist and intersectional approaches within Sexuality Studies
International feminist and intersectional approaches to Conflict Studies
The Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (CPDRF) Scheme develops research, teaching and learning, management and communication skills to shape the next generation of leading academics at UTS. The scheme includes the Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Indigenous Research Fellowship (CPDIRF), aimed at attracting and retaining outstanding Indigenous early career researchers.
Both the CPDRF and CPDIRF offer:
A four-year combination research and teaching appointment
Academic Salary Level B, Step 2 ($102,952 base salary as of 1 November 2018) plus 17 per cent employer-provided superannuation contribution
The Meeting of Minds@HKU Forum for Outstanding Young Scholars is a 2-day forum to discuss grand challenges through the lens of advanced knowledge, discovery and innovation across science, the humanities, and social sciences. This forum engages participants in intellectually stimulating and creative dialogue to explore how to ignite collective will, wisdom and innovation to improve the human condition. Participants interested in joining HKU as assistant professors will be invited for recruitment interviews, so this is both a conference and a job opportunity.
Membership categorization analysis (MCA) is a valuable approach for researchers focusing on discourse in culturally diverse settings as it provides insights into how individuals are positioned in social interaction, how groups are generated, and how thereby specific moral orders are established. MCA was established by the early Harvey Sacks and further developed within the field of ethnomethodology. The important question for participants in interactions as well as observers is which categories become relevant, why they are made relevant, and why at this very moment. Furthermore, the analysis of categories, relations between categories, and conclusions people draw from these categories elucidate a huge part of mundane sense-making, yet also moral reasoning. Today, MCA is often combined with conversation analysis, yet not exclusively so.
Keynote speaker: Dr. Daniel Rellstab, Professor for Intercultural German Studies and Multilingualism, University of Education, Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany.
In the last part of this method workshop, doctoral students working on the broad topic of social identities are invited to present their work in a 3-minute / 2 slide-presentation. Doctoral students who wish to present should include a brief description of their topic and method (max. 150 words).
The event is free for NeFCA members and PhD students (10€ fee for non-members) and includes tea/coffee.
TV2 Denmark created the Alt Det Vi Deler (All that we share) video 2 years ago, showing multiple ways to group individuals to either emphasize their differences, or their commonalities.
This year they’ve done it again, posting All that we share: Connected. Again, this is a fantastic way to demonstrate shared history, even (especially) when what we share is invisible.
Either would make a wonderful prompt for class discussions of cultural differences and/or assumptions about identity and/or group membership. Students could be asked to create a version for their own communities. Here’s a video adapting the original ad from Nigeria, and others from France, Canada, and the UK.
The Center for Intercultural Dialogue publishes a series of short briefs describing Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue. Different people, working in different countries and disciplines, use different vocabulary to describe their interests, yet these terms overlap. Our goal is to provide some of the assumptions and history attached to each concept for those unfamiliar with it. As there are other concepts you would like to see included, send an email to the series editor, Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz. If there are concepts you would like to prepare, provide a brief explanation of why you think the concept is central to the study of intercultural dialogue, and why you are the obvious person to write up that concept.