[Air-L] AoIR Doctoral Colloquium: submission deadline 15 June

Emily van der Nagel emily.vandernagel at monash.edu
Tue Jun 8 21:43:02 PDT 2021

Dear AoIR community,

I wanted to remind you that submissions for the AoIR Doctoral Colloquium
are closing on *Tuesday 15 June*, and to remind you to submit if you'd like
to join us.

This event provides PhD students working in internet research with the
opportunity to workshop on research projects, to address methodological and
theoretical challenges, and to exchange informal advice on juggling the
multiple pressures associated with job searching, publishing, and finishing
the dissertation during an ongoing global crisis.

As AoIR is to be held online this year, the Doctoral Colloquium will
involve Discord chats before the Colloquium, two video chat sessions, a
social hour in GatherTown on Friday 8 October, and an ongoing chat space
set up in GatherTown. Because there are many time zones involved, the
organising committee will be assigning mentees based on a combination of
research interests and time zone compatibility.

Participation in the Colloquium will mean a commitment to:

a) Reading the research statements from the three to four people in your
b) Attending two 90 minute video chat sessions on Friday 8 October.

The Discord and GatherTown chats are optional. This is to recognise that
scholars at all levels are still coping with the ongoing global pandemic
and may have limited time and energy, but fostering meaningful connections
between PhD students and senior scholars remains important to the future of

As always, we have excellent mentors in place and we are always looking for
more! If you are interested in mentoring for the AoIR2021 Doctoral
Colloquium please email AoIRDCchair at aoir.org.

To apply for a place at the colloquium, please provide:

a) A two-page summary of your research. This should provide a context for
the research, describe the methods used, the progress to date, and primary
concerns and issues that you’d like to discuss with others;
b) A brief statement indicating why you want to participate in the doctoral
colloquium and what you hope to get out of it.

Submissions for the colloquium should be uploaded via our submission
website here: https://www.conftool.org/aoir2021/

Submissions are due 15 June 2021.

If you have any questions, please do get in touch AoIRDCchair at aoir.org and
please do circulate this message throughout your networks. We look forward
to your submissions.

All the best,

Dr Emily van der Nagel
Lecturer in Social Media
Communications and Media Studies
School of Media, Film and Journalism
Monash University

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