U Penn: Global Communication (USA)

“JobProfessor of Global Communication Studies, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA. Deadline: 30 September 2021.

The Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania is searching for an internationally recognized senior scholar to join our faculty and lead the School’s endowed Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication to begin the fall semester 2022. The School is looking for a productive researcher, engaged scholar, and committed teacher/mentor who studies cross-national, supranational, transnational and/or translocal theories and subjects, using qualitative and/or quantitative methods. Topics may include but are not limited to critical and/or comparative studies of media institutions, systems, and audiences as they relate to digital inequalities; diasporas; development; the uses and structural impacts of technologies; legal, economic and policy frameworks; journalism; the geopolitics of the popular; postcolonial and indigenous studies; and implications of communication infrastructures. Preference will be given to researchers whose work centers on the Global South. Candidates who add to the School and University diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

CIDOB: Research Fellow, Migration (Spain)

“JobResearch Fellow for the Whole-COMM project on Migrations, Barcelona Centre for International Affairs, Spain. Deadline: 27 June, 2021.

CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs) opens a research fellow position for its area of Migrations, in particular for the Whole-COMM project with the possibility of working on other projects. The candidate will participate in the research related to the integration processes of recently arrived immigrants in small and medium-sized towns and rural areas. The Whole-COMM Project, funded by the European Commission through its H2020 programme, promotes scientific knowledge about the dynamics and causal mechanisms that influence the complex relationship between integration policies and Community cohesion. This is through a comparative approach between countries (8 EU and 2 non-EU) and between localities (40), and a mixed methodology that combines qualitative and quasi-experimental techniques, an attitude survey and a quantitative analysis on the impact of policies on social cohesion and immigrant integration trajectories.

CIDOB is an international affairs research centre that, through excellence and relevance, seeks to analyse the global issues that affect political, social and governance dynamics, from the international to the local. 

U Penn: Global Communication (USA)

“JobProfessor of Global Communication Studies, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA. Deadline: September 30, 2021.

The Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania is seeking to fill a tenure-track faculty position in Global Communication Studies to begin the fall semester 2022. The search is for a productive researcher, engaged scholar, and committed teacher/mentor who studies cross-national, supranational, transnational and/or translocal theories and subjects, using qualitative and/or quantitative methods. Topics may include but are not limited to critical and/or comparative studies of media institutions, systems, and audiences as they relate to digital inequalities; diasporas; development; the uses and structural impacts of technologies; legal, economic and policy frameworks; journalism; the geopolitics of the popular; postcolonial and indigenous perspectives; and implications of communication infrastructures. This position is one of two hires reflect a desire to expand ASC’s footprint in global communication. Preference will be given to researchers whose work centers on the Global South.

UPenn: Global Communication Postdoc (USA)

PostdocsPostdoctoral fellowship, Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Deadline: February 1, 2021.

The Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication (CARGC) produces and promotes scholarly research on global communication and public life. As an institute for advanced study dedicated to global media studies, we revisit enduring questions and engage pressing matters in geopolitics and communication. Our vision of “inclusive globalization” recognizes plurality and inequality in global media, politics, and culture. Our translocal approach fuses multidisciplinary “area studies” knowledge with theory and methodology in the humanities and social sciences. This synthesis of deep expertise and interdisciplinary inquiry stimulates critical conversations about entrenched and emerging communicative structures, practices, flows, and struggles. We explore new ways of understanding and explaining the world, including public scholarship, algorithmic culture, the arts, multi-modal scholarship, and digital archives. With a core commitment to the development of early career scholars worldwide, CARGC hosts postdoctoral, doctoral, undergraduate, and faculty fellows who collaborate in research groups, author CARGC Press publications, and organize talks, lectures, symposia, conferences, and summer institutes.

Call for Language Editors: History of Comm Bibliography

Professional OpportunitiesCall for Language Editors for the History of Communication Research Bibliography, Annenberg School for Communication Library Archives, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

The History of Communication Research Bibliography, started in 2009, recently surpassed 2,500 articles, chapters, and books on the history of communication, media, and film studies. The bibliography’s DOI is 10.5281/zenodo.4127038. A searchable version of the bibliography is available on the ASCLA site.

The open-source project has, up to now, included only English-language publications. Editors are looking to recruit volunteer editors to curate additions to the bibliography in other languages, including Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, and German.

If you have an interest in the history of the field, and proficiency in a language with a sizable communication-research literature, please consider indicating your interest by writing to Jefferson Pooley (Professor of Media & Communication, Muhlenberg College, PA). Bibliography editors will look over the expressions of interest, and follow up with invitations to the self-nominated editors. The aim is to move to a model with a single editor for each language, working in close coordination with the other editors to maintain and expand the bibliography.

U Penn: KIPP Director (USA)

“JobPenn-Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) Director, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA. Deadline: June 21, 2020.

The Director reports to the Associate Vice Provost for Equity and Access and is based in the Albert M. Greenfield Intercultural Center. The Director will coordinate the Penn-KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) Partnership, an initiative designed to increase the college completion rates for underserved KIPP students nationwide. The Director is responsible for the design, coordination and implementation of programs and services to support the retention of 50 plus KIPP alumni annually. The Director will collaborate with the Associate Vice Provost, cultural center directors, advisers in all four undergraduate schools, and connect students to offices such as Student Financial Services, the Weingarten Learning Resource Center, Student Intervention Services and Counseling and Psychological Services to support their success at Penn.

Global Museum Guides Foster ICD

Applied ICDGlobal Guides, Penn Museum, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

What better way to learn about the culture of another place than to speak to someone who grew up there? Through the Global Guides Program, the Penn Museum now offers gallery tours led by immigrants and refugees. In addition to sharing historical information about the artifacts on display, the guides combine personal experiences and stories to interpret objects from their countries of origin.

Global Guides are available to the general public on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays for the Middle East, African, Mexican and Central American Galleries. Private Global Guide tours can be scheduled for groups of 10 or more. Discounted group rates are available. Tours are also available in the Guides’ native languages: Middle East Galleries tours in Arabic, Africa Galleries tours in French, and Mexico and Central America in Spanish.

For further information about this and other museums doing something similar, see:
Ulaby, Neda (17 February 2020). Refugee docents help bring a museum’s global collection to life. National Public Radio.

 

Penn Museum Internships 2020 (USA)

“JobPaid and unpaid, graduate and undergraduate, summer internships, University of Pennsylvania Museum, Philadelphia, PA, USA. Deadline: February 7, 2020.

The Penn Museum offers paid and unpaid summer internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, and recent graduates from any college or university. Please see below for more information about eligibility for funding. The internship is made up of two parts: interns are placed in a Museum department and work on a project under a departmental supervisor; each week interns come together for the Museum Practice Program overseen organized by the Summer Internship coordinator. The program includes orientation, weekly lectures, collections tours, a field trip to a local museum, and final presentations. The Penn Museum strongly encourages applications from students who are members of groups underrepresented in careers related to museums and anthropology.

U Penn: Postdoc in Global Communication (USA)

PostdocsPostdoctoral Fellowship at the Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Deadline: February 1, 2020.

The Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a “CARGC Postdoctoral Fellowship.” This is a one-year position renewable for a second year based on successful performance. With a core commitment to the development of early career scholars worldwide, CARGC hosts postdoctoral, doctoral, undergraduate, and faculty fellows who collaborate in research groups, author CARGC Press publications, and organize talks, lectures, symposia, conferences, and summer institutes. CARGC postdoctoral fellows work on their own research, typically a book manuscript, and collaborate with staff and postdoctoral, doctoral and undergraduate fellows. They may design and teach one undergraduate course during their second year. They present a CARGC Colloquium and publish one CARGC Paper with CARGC Press. Fellows are provided a stipend of $50,000, a research fund of $3000, health insurance, a work space, computer and library access.

CARGC Fellows integrate primary sources and regional expertise in theoretically inflected, historically informed, comparative, translocal and transnational analyses of media, technology, geopolitics and culture. Candidates challenging normative paradigms and incorporating non-Western theories, sources and contexts, are especially welcome. Ongoing research groups focus on theory and history in global media studies, geopolitics and the popular, digital sovereignty, and radical media and culture. We recommend that applicants read our 5 year-report to familiarize themselves with our mission and priorities. This year we are particularly interested in candidates working on the Middle East and/or Latin America with Arabic and/or Spanish primary sources, though all candidates will be actively considered.

1 Minute Intervention to Reduce Prejudice Through Logic

Applied ICD

Berger, Michele W. (October 7, 2019). A simple intervention enduringly reduces anti-Muslim sentiment. Penn Today.

“Research from the Annenberg School for Communication found that calling out the hypocrisy of collective blame—holding an entire group that’s not our own responsible for acts of a single person—significantly lessened hostile sentiments toward that group…Emile Bruneau, who runs the Peace and Conflict Neuroscience Lab at the University of Pennsylvania, wanted to understand why collective blame—holding an entire population responsible for the acts of a single person belonging to that group—happens and how challenging it might be to change. He and colleagues from Northwestern University and the University of Granada found that by using a simple, one-minute intervention, they could reduce anti-Muslim sentiment on the spot. What’s more, the effect held when tested again a month, and a year later.

“For the experimental group, participants went through what the researchers dubbed a “Collective Blame Hypocrisy” intervention at the initial encounter. First, participants read three descriptions of violence committed by white Europeans like Anders Breivik, a right-wing extremist who went on a shooting rampage, killing 77 people in Norway in 2011. After each example, participants rated how responsible they felt white Europeans were as a group, and how responsible they personally were, for those attacks.

“Next, they read a description of the 2015 Islamic State–led violence in Paris, accompanied by the biography of a Muslim woman named Fatima Wahid who owned a bakery there. How responsible were Fatima and others like her, participants were asked, for the violence they’d just read about? “The Spaniards who went through the simple exercise replied with a 10 on the 100-point scale,” Bruneau says. “That’s a fourfold difference from the control group.” Responses to questions about participants’ anti-Muslim sentiments (which included those assessing support for allowing Muslim refugees into Spain and for anti-Muslim policies such as closing down mosques in Spain) also improved for those who did the intervention.

“That difference in perception remained steady even a year out—the finding Bruneau says he is most excited by. “A one-minute, logical activity shook the collective blame of Muslims enough that anti-Muslim sentiments were less than the control group a full year later,” he says.

Original publication citation:
Bruneau, E., Kteily, N. S., & Urbiola, A. (2019). A collective blame hypocrisy intervention enduringly reduces hostility towards Muslims. Nature Human Behavior.