Ten faculty, students and postdoctoral fellows will present research at the National Communication Association’s 2020 Annual Convention, to be held virtually. View the convention guide for more information on how to attend sessions.
Many of us are aware that the tobacco industry has been employing shady marketing techniques for decades. Their advertisements have a way of making smoking look cool and sophisticated, even though we know it’s bad for our health. But what people may not know is that the tobacco industry specifically targets certain populations — including sexual, gender, racial, and ethnic minorities — with advertising campaigns designed to increase their tobacco use. And to make matters worse, there have been very few public health campaigns focused on these same populations.
The Annenberg School for Communication is pleased to announce a new event series entitled Annenberg Conversations. The series is designed to engage Communication research and scholarship on topical issues, and each conversation will feature a member of the Annenberg Community in dialogue with one or more interlocutors from outside the school, drawing upon diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise — including academics, activists, artists, and many others.
As the 2020-21 academic year begins, two new visiting scholars and 11 new postdoctoral fellows are joining the Annenberg School for Communication and our various research centers. These scholars will research alongside and collaborate with Annenberg faculty, staff, and students for anywhere from one semester to several years. We are thrilled to welcome them!
Maori Karmael Holmes, Artistic Director and CEO of BlackStar Film Festival, has been appointed Curator-at-Large for Film at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and Mediamaker-in-Residence at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.
Professor Jessa Lingel was recently promoted to Associate Professor and received tenure at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. A scholar of digital culture, Lingel’s work considers the ways that relationships to technology can show us gaps in power or possibilities for social change. On the occasion of this momentous milestone in her academic career, we asked her a few questions (via email — how digital of us!) about her five years at the Annenberg School and what her research, teaching, and activism look like now.
Ezekiel Dixon-Román, Andrew Strasser, and Tukufu Zuberi join a roster of secondary faculty members who are experts in film, politics, public policy, law, and more.
The Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication is proud to present CARGC Digital Publication 1, Critical Digital Sovereignties, by doctoral students Lauren Bridges, Heather Jaber, Florence Madenga, and Mariela Morales Suárez; doctoral candidate Zane Griffin Talley Cooper; postdoctoral fellows Stanislav Budnitsky, Giang Nguyen-Thu, and Fernanda R. Rosa; and Professor Marwan M. Kraidy.
After a competitive search, the Center for Media at Risk at the Annenberg School for Communication has announced its 2020-2021 postdoctoral fellows: Richard Stupart and Zeyno Ustun.
The event discussed new ways of thinking about digital technology and society in a format that itself helped participants explore how new forms of digital interaction under COVID-19 are changing society.