[Air-L] CFP: Identity and Social Media Symposium: Bridging the Gaps between Computational Methods and Critical/Cultural Perspectives

Robert W Gehl lists at robertwgehl.org
Tue Apr 11 09:17:09 PDT 2023

Call for Proposals for the
Identity and Social Media Symposium: Bridging the Gaps between 
Computational Methods and Critical/Cultural Perspectives

28-29 September 2023
Salt Lake City, UT

Submissions close 5 May 2023

The Edna Anderson-Taylor Communication Institute at
  the University of Utah invites proposals from advanced doctoral 
students who are studying the intersections of identity and social 
media. In this symposium, 12-15 doctoral students from communication and 
related disciplines will have the opportunity to present
  their work in progress to one another and to a panel of distinguished 
faculty mentors from around the country. Each student will present their 
research on a panel with 3-4 other students. Each panel will be overseen 
by two faculty mentors who research issues
  related to identity and social media, one with critical/cultural 
expertise and one with computational social science expertise. Faculty 
mentors will provide detailed feedback and lead panel discussions on 
their student panelists' work. Mentors will include
  Prof. Deen Freelon (UNC Chapel Hill), Prof. Jo Lukito (UT Austin), 
Prof. Rachel Griffin (University of Utah), Prof. Shannon McGregor (UNC 
Chapel Hill), and Prof. Avery Holton (University of Utah).

There are growing bodies of excellent research on problems
  related to identity and social media from scholars taking both 
critical/cultural and computation social science approaches. 
Unfortunately, these scholars are often not in conversation with one 
another. Our goal with the symposium is to help bridge the gap
  among different approaches and traditions of communication research by 
creating a setting where those trained in different approaches can think 
together about this year's symposium theme. Specifically, we hope to 
provide an opportunity for emerging scholars
  to present and get feedback on their work from established scholars 
who approach our theme from both critical/cultural and computational 

Short proposals of 500 words are invited for work-in-progress
  papers of roughly 3,000-4,000 words. Accepted participants will turn 
in their completed draft ahead of the symposium for mentors and other 
participants to read in advance. This is to facilitate productive 
discussion and feedback on each participant's paper.

You can submit your proposal using the following form:

All proposals are due 5 May 2023, with decisions about
  acceptance expected by 9 June 2023.

Please send any submission questions to Sean Lawson
  at sean.lawson at utah.edu

More information about the Edna Anderson-Taylor Communication
  Institute can be found at https://institute.communication.utah.edu/

Modest stipends will be available to help offset travel
  costs for a limited number of accepted participants with a 
demonstrated need for assistance.

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