Call for papers: Third Biennial Conference on Communication, Media, and Governance in the Age of Globalization, June 19-21, 2020, Communication University of China, Beijing, China. Deadline: November 1, 2019.
The National Communication Association (NCA) announces the Third Biennial Conference on Communication, Media, and Governance in the Age of Globalization, to be held on the Beijing campus of the Communication University of China (CUC), June 19-21, 2020. The conference seeks to foster greater understanding between and collaboration among Chinese scholars of Communication and a wide range of international colleagues affiliated with NCA.
For this event, organizers will be using the United Nation’s “Millennium Development Goals” (MDGs). Approved in 2000, and signed by all 191 UN members, the MDGs serve as benchmarks in human development, quality of life, and global partnership.
Call for Papers for a Themed Issue: Language, Epistemology and the Politics of Knowledge Production, Journal of Language, Culture and Society. Deadline: November 15, 2019.
Editors invite abstracts for full-length manuscripts to be published in Language, Culture and Society (LCS) as part of a themed issue on Language, Epistemology and the Politics of Knowledge Production.
In the first two editorials of the journal editors argued for an approach to knowledge on language and culture as a terrain of struggle. This, they believe, requires close attention to how our analytical and conceptual choices, the collaborations we engage with, the academic and political agendas we pursue and the ways we relate our work to knowledge produced by others get entrenched with complex dynamics of power and inequality characterizing both the academic fields and the social world at large.
Editors invite contributions aiming to explore how these processes are re-articulated through the very epistemological choices that we researchers as knowledge producers make in the language disciplines. They welcome texts addressing the political nature of such choices by critically engaging with frameworks that may have contributed to normalize meanings of empirical neutrality and universality. This may include issues concerned with any aspect of data generation/analysis as well as with our own writing in the packaging of the stories that we claim to document.
Call for papers: Language and Migration: Experience and Memory, MAY 7-9, 2020, New York City and Princeton University. Deadline: November 1, 2019.
Migration Lab: People and Cultures across Borders, Princeton University and The Study Group on Language and the United Nations announce a collaborative symposium on “Language and Migration: Experience and Memory” MAY 7-9, 2020.
Part I, New York City: Thursday May 7 to Friday May 8, noon, will consider how language affects the experiences of permanently or temporarily settled refugees and migrants, those in transit, and the larger population around them. Keynote Speaker: Ingrid Piller, Professor of Applied Linguistics, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
Part II, Princeton University: Friday evening May 8 to Saturday, May 9, evening, will focus on memory in the cultural work of migrants and immigrants. Keynote Speaker: Viet Thanh Nguyen, Aerol Arnold Professor of English, University of Southern California, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for The Sympathizer.
Language is a vital, but underexplored, factor in the lives of migrants, immigrants and refugees. It has a direct impact on the experiences and choices of individuals displaced by war, terror, or natural disasters and the decisions made by agents who provide (or fail to provide) relief, services, and status. Distilled through memory, it shapes the fictions, poems, memoirs, films and song lyrics in which migrants render loss and displacement, integration and discovery, the translation of history and culture, and the trials of identity.
This interdisciplinary, international symposium on Language and Migration will examine the role of language in the lives and works of migrants.
In 2017, Zeit Online (the online platform for the Germany newspaper Die Zeit) organized the first ever My Country Talks event, Germany Talks.
“The idea for the first Germany Talks event came about after Donald Trump had been elected president, Britain had voted for Brexit and France was on the verge of electing a right-wing president. Western societies seemed increasingly divided.
ZEIT ONLINE’s editorial team asked itself: What can we do to overcome polarization? How can we help our readers to have a conversation outside their own filter bubble?
On May 4, 2017, ZEIT ONLINE posted a widget on its homepage with the question: “May we introduce you to someone?” After a couple of weeks, 12,000 people had registered through the widget in the hopes of meeting someone in their neighborhood with a different political perspective.”
Germany Talks led to the creation of My Country Talks. In 2018, comparable events were organized for Italy, Austria, Germany (again), and Switzerland. In 2019, Finland, Belgium, Italy, all of Europe, Norway, Denmark, and Britain held events.
Assistant Professor in Muslim Societies, Stanford Global Studies, Stanford University, Stanford, CA. Deadline: October 25, 2019.
Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position focused on the culture, economics or politics of Muslim societies. They especially welcome applications from scholars who are studying Muslim societies in Iran and Central Asia, as well as South, Southeast and East Asia.
The successful applicant for this position will be appointed in one of the following departments within the School of Humanities and Sciences: Anthropology, Communication, Economics, Political Science, or Sociology. The successful applicant will have teaching and advising responsibilities in their home department and will also be expected to contribute to the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies’ curricular and outreach efforts.
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, London, UK. Deadline: 27 September 2019.
The Tony Blair Institute for Global Change is looking for a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Advisor with technical expertise and specialism in measuring the impact of complex social change programmes. The current programme portfolio includes a global dialogue education programme (Generation Global) that works all over the world with hubs in the USA, Middle East, South Asia, and Europe, projects supporting religious leaders in Nigeria and Kenya (Supporting Leaders) and a mentoring project supporting young women in the UK transition from education to employment.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and applicants will be interviewed prior to the closing date. Please apply as soon as possible if interested in this role.
NOTE: There is also a position for a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Data Analyst, with the same application deadline.
Assistant Professor of Communication (Health and Intercultural Communication) at North Central College, Illinois, USA. Deadline: October 29, 2019.
The Department of Communication and Media Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at North Central College seeks to hire a communication generalist with expertise in health and intercultural communication as a tenure-track assistant professor to begin work August 1, 2020. They are particularly interested in applicants whose research explores the intersections of race, ethnicity and/or cultural difference with health communication. A Ph.D. in communication or a closely-related field is preferred, although strong candidates who are ABD will be considered.
Call for papers, International Communication Association, 21-25 May 2020, Gold Coast, Australia. Deadline: 1 November 2019.
Theme: Open Communication
The International Communication Association (ICA) will hold its 70th annual convention May 21-25, 2020, in Gold Coast, Australia. With the theme of Open Communication, ICA encourages research and panels that cut across research domains and practices, and invites researchers to look beyond divisional and sub-disciplinary boundaries and also bring in perspectives from adjacent disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. In particular, ICA is encouraging submissions that focus on digital communication, the lockdown of platforms, and the interesting tensions between data science and open science practices.
Postdoctoral Research Fellowships, Urban Studies Foundation, Glasgow, UK. Deadline: 21 October 2019.
Applications are invited for up to five early-career Postdoctoral Research Fellowships. These awards are intended to enable the Fellows to design and undertake a programme of up to three years dedicated Urban Studies research at any eligible institution of higher education across the globe. This programme should involve original empirical inquiry, methodological rigour and conceptual innovation, set within a detailed knowledge of relevant existing research and scholarship. The expectation is that a Fellow will publish outputs from this research in the international Urban Studies (and cognate) literature, as well as taking seriously possibilities for achieving impact beyond the academy.
E-learning Introduction to Dialogue Facilitation: Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange, 4 November-2 December 2019, Online and Belgium. Deadline: 1 November 2019.
This is an online, paced training course designed to give participants a background and understanding of dialogue facilitation and to prepare for the intensive course.
Introduction to Facilitation: 10 hours of asynchronous, paced online course
The Facilitation Training was developed with the expert contribution of various conflict resolution, mediation and facilitation practitioners, invested in 21st century education and in broadening knowledge and use of peace-building methodologies in a diverse and global context. Successful completion of training and practicum qualifies trainees to UN endorsed certificates.
Facilitators are an important part of Virtual Exchange programmes. They are third parties who help a group have a constructive, respectful and authentic dialogue on various topics of (mutual) interest.
Facilitators are multi-partial and neutral process leaders: they do not participate in the content of the conversation but do their best to ensure all participants feel free to express themselves and are heard by others, respecting certain agreed-upon ground rules and following the indications of programme curriculum as well as the group’s needs and interests.
Facilitators seek to elicit self-group awareness and understanding by providing a safe and effective learning environment where participants learn tools to hold an effective cross-cultural dialogue and are inspired to take the skills and understanding beyond their participation in Virtual Exchange.
Facilitators are trained in utilizing a diverse set of facilitation tools to foster such awareness and learning and address group dynamics. Virtual Exchange facilitators are curious learners, good listeners, multi-taskers and team workers. As a facilitator, you will actively strive to improve your facilitation skills and knowledge with the Erasmus+ facilitator community.