Emerging Scholars Network CFP

The Emerging Scholars Network (ESN) invites you to participate in the
2012 International Congress of the IAMCR to be held on July 15-19,
2012 at the Howard College Campus of the University of KwaZulu Natal
(UKZN) in Durban, South Africa. This year's theme is South North
Conversations. We call for general academic papers in Communication
and Media Studies as well as papers addressing the concrete conference

Diverging from traditional world systems implications, this theme
reflects the asymmetry of global communication flows, without
suggesting the negatives that usually accompany discussions of the
'digital divide' within the context of the ?global south.? The term
?global south? refers to countries, territories and communities that
have been excluded from the mainstream of economic, social and
communication development. In much of the discourse around global
geo-politics, these countries and communities are still regarded as
the recipients of economic and technical largesse from more developed
sources. It is the theme of this conference to interrogate this
assumption, and to emphasize the communicative empowerment and the
positive potential of media and communication in and from the ?Global
South?.  For more information on this year?s conference theme please
see the general call for papers.

The ESN is a section dedicated to the work and careers of emerging
scholars in the field of media and communication. Hence, we especially
look for works in progress from graduate students and new university
instructors/professors who are interested in substantial feedback and
comments intended to advance their projects.

The ESN organizes emerging scholar panels and joint panels with other
sections. Our emerging scholar panels provide a comfortable
environment for the presentation of theses and works in progress,
where emerging scholars can receive feedback from colleagues also at
the beginning of their careers and from senior scholars who act as
respondents to individual papers. The joint panels with other sections
allow for the exchange of ideas with senior scholars in the field and
networking. Should there be enough submissions we are planning to
co-sponsor panels together with the following IAMCR Sections and
Working Groups: Law Section; Gender and Communication Section; Media
Education Section; Political Communication Section; Health,
Communication and Change Working Group; and the Task Force on Media

In line with the purpose of our section, the ESN also organizes panels
about issues affecting emerging scholars, such as:

-          Publishing research results;
-          Mentoring and the Student-mentor relationship;
-          Academic work and academic jobs;
-          Neoliberalism in the academy;
-          Language barriers in academia.

Scholars who wish to organize or contribute to an issue-related panel
are welcome to contact Sara Bannerman at Sara.Bannerman [at] gmail.com
and Stefania Milan at stefania.milan [at] eui.eu.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is February 14, 2012. Please
note that this deadline will not be extended.
The OCS system at http://iamcr-ocs.org will open on December 1, 2012,
and will close on February 14, 2012.

Decisions on acceptance of abstracts will be communicated to
individual applicants by their Section or Working Group Head no later
than March 12, 2012.
On the same day, March 12, 2012, conference registration will open for
bookings by participants.

For those whose abstracts are accepted, full conference papers are to
be submitted via the IAMCR OCS by June 10, 2012.

-          Questions may be addressed to the section co-chairs,
Stefania Milan stefania.milan@eui.eu and Sara Bannerman at
-          Submissions must include author name(s), affiliation,
address, e-mail address, and paper title.
-          If you are submitting a work in progress, we welcome your
submission! Please state that it is a work in progress in your
-          Abstracts should be 250-300 words.

Please also take a look at our suggestions on how to write an
abstract: http://iamcr.org/component/docman/doc_download/315-2010-esn-how-to-write-an-abstract

New ! Special Call ESN in Spanish / ESN Hispanohablante

El grupo de estudios ESN Hispanohablante y Comunicaci?n
Latinoamericana abre una convocatoria para presentar trabajos en
idioma espa?ol en la Conferencia IAMCR 2012. Para el grupo ESN
Hispanohablante y Comunicaci?n Latinoamericana es especialmente
pertinente el tema de la conferencia en Durban, ?Conversaciones
Norte-Sur?, que vincula los problemas sociales, las propuestas de
desarrollo sostenible, y los contextos interculturales de Am?rica
Latina con varias perspectivas de comunicaci?n ciudadana, estudios de
recepci?n, comunicaci?n para el desarrollo y metodolog?as
participativas de la comunicaci?n.

Invitamos investigadores emergentes a presentar propuestas de ponencia
en idioma espa?ol y con un enfoque latinoamericano de la comunicaci?n,
que pone ?nfasis en comunicaciones y contextos socioculturales
diferentes; reflexiona en lo intercultural e interdisciplinar,
adecuando epistemolog?as, definiciones y metodolog?as de la
comunicaci?n a la realidad social. Los planteamientos de la
comunicaci?n en Am?rica Latina incluyen la diversidad de sujetos
m?ltiples, negociando identidades y significados ante la modernidad y
procesos de urbanizaci?n, mestizaje sociocultural, nuevas narrativas,
medios, lugares y espacios de la comunicaci?n.

Para dudas o preguntas antes de enviar la propuesta, se puede
escribir a Franklin Cornejo (fcu_75@yahoo.com) coordinador de
ESN-Hispanohablante y Comunicaci?n Latinoamericana  y a la
coordinadora de comunicaci?n de ESN Francesca Musiani


- Please take a look at our website ((http://iamcr.org/s-wg/cctmc/esn);
- Join the ESN Facebook group
- Or subscribe to the ESN listserv


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