Call for Papers: South Asia Communication Association: Reclaiming Authenticity in Communication: Media Research on South Asia & Its Diaspora Worldwide, Toronto, Canada, 25-29 May 2023. Deadline: 31 January 2023.
Organizers invite you to present your research at the 2023 South Asia Communication Association (SACA)’s refereed-research session at the 73rd annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), in the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Toronto, Canada, from 25-29 May 2023. In their commitment to the 2023 ICA conference theme “Reclaiming Authenticity in Communication,” SACA will host one interactive research session.
Since SACA is an organizational member of ICA, this session will be featured in the official program of the ICA annual conference. ICA 2023 promises to be an innovative, interactive, and engaging conference.
Call for proposals: Datafication of borders and migration, CERC, Toronto Metropolitan University, Toronto, Canada, 25 May 2023, Hybrid. Deadline: 10 January 2023.
An international conference, co-convened by the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration, Toronto Metropolitan University; Intimacy in Data Driven Culture project, Tampere University; and Co-Designing a Fair Digital Asylum Research Project and Digital Migration Special Interest Group, Utrecht University, this event will have in-person presentations, with audience participation in the hybrid form of in-person and online. The goal of this one-day conference is to bring together scholars to introduce their research on digital technologies and datafication in migration and discuss the ambivalent and contradictory role of datafication and digital technologies for migrants and refugees, as well as the unsettling consequences of datafication in bordering and policymaking. They invite papers that explore these issues from different global contexts and disciplines, from media and communication, migration studies, critical data studies, cultural studies, gender studies, postcolonial studies, science and technology studies, law, social anthropology, criminology, data science and geography. The event fosters cross-disciplinary dialogues of qualitative research, ethnography, digital methods and critical data studies.
CERC in Migration and Integration has 2 different fellowship positions available, Toronto Metropolitan University, Toronto, Canada. Deadline for both: 31 January 2023.
- Senior Research Associate: Narratives on Migration
The Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Migration and Integration at Toronto Metropolitan University invites applications of interest from early and mid-career researchers who work in the broader field of narratives on migration and integration in Canada and in comparative perspective with a special emphasis on the role of social media in shaping those narratives. The relevant candidate should have related expertise in the field of populism and nativism, public attitudes on migration, and with a focus on how these are being shaped in the current context where communication is dominated by the social media. Candidates with expertise in statistical analysis of public attitudes as well as with expertise specifically on the analysis of social media and related specialized software are particularly encouraged to apply. An applicant must hold a PhD in the social sciences, with a strong publication and research track record on migration. The candidate must demonstrate comparative perspectives as well as analytical thinking beyond case studies. Fluency in English is required; French knowledge and international experience are assets. Previous experience in research fund raising is also an asset.
- Research Fellow: Migration, Mobility and the Future of Work
In addition, they invite applications of interest for a Research Fellow in the broader field of Migration, Mobility and the Future of Work with a special focus on what has been termed ‘digital nomads’. The relevant candidate will have expertise on the issue of ‘placeless work’, remote work, engagement into digital platforms, with a focus on those people who tend to live in one place but work in another. Expertise on Canada is of interest but applications from people working in other countries or also other world regions are strongly encouraged. An applicant must hold a PhD in the social sciences, with a strong publication and research track record in migration. The candidate must demonstrate comparative perspectives as well as analytical thinking beyond case studies. Fluency in English is required; French knowledge and international experience are assets. Previous experience in research fund raising is also an asset.
Senior Lecturer in Intercultural Communication, Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK. Deadline: 7 December 2022.
The Faculty of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at the University of Exeter are seeking to appoint a new Senior Lecturer with a particular interest in Intercultural Communication. This full time, permanent post is available from January 2023. They are looking to extend the research profile of Intercultural Communication and to offer leadership and specialist teaching on the new MA in this area. To complement existing strengths within the Faculty, you may have research and teaching interests in intercultural communication and the workplace/ health/ pragmatics/ the global south/ media or business communication. You will be a member of the Department of Languages, Cultures and Visual Studies, but expected to work and create connections across disciplines. You may also be required to teach on and convene modules at undergraduate level, as well as attracting and supervising postdoctoral researchers and postgraduate research students.
Senior Research Fellow/Project Coordinator – Complex Migration Flows and Drivers, CERC in Migration and Integration, Toronto Metropolitan University, Toronto, Canada. Deadline: 15 June 2022.
The Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Migration and Integration at Toronto Metropolitan University invites applications of interest from post-doctoral and more senior researchers for the position of a full-time Project Coordinator for a global partnership project examining complex migration flows and multiple drivers in comparative perspective. This six-year project adopts a socio-ecological systems framework that integrates the different drivers and types of migration. The multidisciplinary project will focus on the following:
Generate new data and combine with existing evidence, to map the links between internal, intra-regional and intercontinental migration along complex corridors of population flows in three migration systems;
Develop and test new analytical models that explain the interplay among migration drivers (environmental conditions, demographic and health factors, economic development dynamics, socio-political issues) taking into account also cultural and emotional processes that eventually shape people’s decisions to migrate; and
Translate research knowledge into policy-tools (by developing digital visualization tools, interactive story-driven dashboards, and infographics modeled on approaches found in contemporary data journalism) that will support an efficient and rights-based governance of international migration.
CERC Civil Society & Public Administration Fellowship, CERC in Migration and Integration, Toronto Metropolitan University, Toronto, Canada. Deadline: 13 June 2022.
The CERC Civil Society & Public Administration Fellowship program welcomes practitioners from civil society organizations or government bodies who have international experience working in the field of migration or immigrant integration and inclusion to apply to participate in a one-month residency at Toronto Metropolitan University. The Fellowship program invites applications from practitioners outside of Canada for the 2022-2023 academic year. The residency takes place in Toronto and must occur between October 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023 for a consecutive period of 20 to 35 days. CERC Migration anticpates awarding two fellowships for the next academic year.
The CERC Civil Society & Public Administration Fellowship program promotes international collaboration and learning exchange between practitioners and researchers. It provides a unique professional development opportunity for practitioners to share and build on their field experience, connect to an expert team of Canadian and international researchers and local stakeholders, and receive research training or conduct their own field research. The experience will help practitioners develop and bring back to their organizations innovative ideas for applied research and evidence-based good practices. At the same time, practitioners would be encouraged to contribute their perspectives to the work of the CERC Migration team.
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, School of Communication and Culture, Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC, Canada. Deadline: 30 May 2022.
Royal Roads University invites your interest in a Faculty appointment at the rank of assistant, associate or full professor within the School of Communication and Culture (SCC) in the Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences (FSAS). As a full-time core faculty member, you will play a key role in the delivery of SCC’s programs. SCC offers three degree programs in the study of communication and culture which are focused on the theory and practice of professional communication, in a wide range of contexts including media, organizational and intercultural. They stress a critical-professional educational approach. The ideal candidate is passionate about helping others achieve their academic pursuits and will have demonstrated teaching experience at undergraduate and the graduate levels in the field of communication studies; a sensitivity to diversity in teaching, learning and research; an ability to work as a team member within an interdisciplinary outcome-based curriculum; and administrative experience and abilities, preferably in a university setting.
Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival, 28 April-4 May, 2022: Online. 5-8 May, 2022: In person, Montreal, Canada.
The 24th Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival offers numerous thought-provoking, unbridled, multilingual authors and multicultural events in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Hebrew, Welsh, Ukrainian and Arabic. The Festival is thrilled to be back with live events from May 5-8 and FREE online from Apr. 28-May 4. Explore contemporary literary conversations, performances and launches, with science and ecology’s relationships to literature, and ‘age, time and literature’ as some of this year’s themes, centering around the question: What age are we? Planet, society, people. In addition, this year there will be a special focus on Ukraine during the in-person sessions. Ukraine is in the throes of a tragedy. What can literature do against war? Plenty—war is inhuman; literature is one of the best outlets humanity has to offer.
Research Fellow – Irregular Migration, CERC in Migration and Integration, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. Deadline: 25 April 2022.
The Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Migration and Integration at Ryerson University invites applications of interest from post-doctoral and more senior research fellows who work in the wider field of irregular migration. This position is offered in close connection with several multi-year international research projects on irregular migration.
The Fellow will conduct research on areas of irregular migration in Canada and in comparative perspective with Europe and North America, including entry, stay, work and other dimensions, pathways between regularity and irregularity, lived experiences of migrants, policy analysis, and methods to estimate irregular migration.
CERC Migration offers an opportunity to pursue new research, develop leadership potential, and collaborate internationally working as part of a research team, headed by Professor Anna Triandafyllidou, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration, at Ryerson University.
Associate Faculty (part time teaching) in Justice Studies, School of Humanitarian Studies, Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC, Canada. Deadline: 15 March 2022.
The School of Humanitarian Studies is seeking applications for associate faculty to teach in the Master of Arts in Justice Studies (MAJS) program. (Associate faculty hold limited-term contracts to develop and/or teach individual courses in the program.) The MAJS program is dedicated to educating both aspiring and existing professionals in the justice field. Though a fairly new program at RRU, it is growing quickly. The posting is for 12 courses involving online and blended, i.e. online and on-campus, delivery.
JUST504 Indigeneity and Justice
HUMS551 Foundations of Research
JUST505 Case Studies in Transdisciplinary Justice
JUST506 Transdisciplinary Approaches to Social Justice
HUMS691 Short Paper
JUST502 Foundations in Transdisciplinary Justice
JUST601 Transdisciplinary Perspectives on International Justice
JUST602 Advanced Policy Analysis in Justice Studies
JUST503 Current Issues in Justice
HUMS672 Public Images of Justice and Fairness
HUMS673 Indigenous Perspectives on Humanitarianism
HUMS671 Transdisciplinarity in Practice