Emerald Studies in Media and Communications

In addition, there are special international collaborations with the Brazil-U.S. Colloquium on Communication Studies and IAMCR Digital Divide Working Group. 

The CITAMS Chairs’ Evening Plenary is: 
“The Challenge of Obsolescence in Media Sociology” 
Organized by Andrew M. Lindner and Jenny Davis
Panelists are Morgan G. Ames, Melissa C. Brown, 
Jeff Pooley (Muhlenberg, and Lisa Parks.

The event is free thanks to our generous sponsors: 
Emerald Studies in Media and Communications 
Santa Clara University Department of Sociology

Program Committee Co-Organizers and Co-Chairs: Laura Robinson & Julie Wiest with Committee Members: Wenhong Chen, Ken Kambara, Jeremy Schulz, & Ian Sheinheit with Assistant Committee Members: Barbara Baptista and JD Worcester (in alphabetical order)

For All Webinar Livestream Links See Official Program here. 

Global Program in Central Time CST/Chicago (here)

7:00-8:50 Panels 1 and 2  

Panel 1: “Media, Development and Democracy” 

Organizers: Juliana Laet (Chair) and Heloisa Pait: São Paulo State University Júlio de Mesquita Filho, Brazil

“How Russian Media Helped Develop the Authoritarian Tradition: Its Historical Legacy for Today” Dmitry Strovsky, Ural Federal University in Ekaterinburg, Russia

“Regulating unhealthy food advertising to children under neoliberalism: An Australian perspective” Nipa Saha, University of Technology Sydney

“Toward a Framework for Studying Democratic Media Development and ‘Media Capture’: The Iraqi Kurdistan Case” Jeannine E. Relly, Jeannine E. Relly, University of Arizona

“Manufacturing the Liberal Media Model through Developmentality”Suzanne Temwa Gondwe Harris, Founder of Changing the Face of Africa

“Overlapping communicative meshes: plural perspectives on media and development” Heloisa Pait, São Paulo State University Júlio de Mesquita Filho, Brazil

Panel 2: “Opportunity and Engagement”

Chair: Ken Kambara, Lim College

“Pranks, Trends, and Logics of Participation on TikTok” Jackie Ostrem, University of Edinburgh

“The Meritocratic Narrative in Films: A content analytical overview” Brent Swinnen, Laura Vandenbosch and Celine Verhaest, KULeuven

“Leading with hearts and minds: Emotion contagion in China’s online activism” Nian Liu, Capital University of Economics and Business, and Jun Liu, University of Copenhagen

“Breaking the media barrier: Tweeting for academic autonomy during the pandemic” Didem Turkoglu, New York University Abu Dhabi

9:00-10:50 Panels 3 and 4

Panel 3: IAMCR Digital Divide Working Group “Digital Capital”

Chair and Discussant: Maria Laura Ruiu, Northumbria University

“Conceptualizing Digital Capital” Massimo Ragnedda, Northumbria University

“Digital capital in Russia: Theoretical understanding and empirical use” Elena Vartanova, Anna Gladkova, and Denis Dunas, Lomonosov Moscow State University

“Digital Capital as a key factor for achieving online tangible outcomes in five life realms” Angela Delli Paoli, University of Salerno

“Digital Capital as a tool to analyze Digital Divide and Digital Inclusion in Italy” Felice Addeo, University of Salerno, and Gabriella Punziano, University of Naples Federico II

Panel 4: “Mass Mediated Representations of Crime and Criminality”

Organizer and Chair: Julie B. Wiest, West Chester University of Pennsylvania

“Crime in Television News: Do News Factors Predict the Mentioning of a Criminal’s Country of Origin?” Janine Brill, University of Erfurt (Germany)

“Intersections Between Journalistic Documentary and True Crime in the Context of VOD Platforms: The Alcàsser Murders as a Spanish Case Study” Lorena R. Romero-Domínguez, University of Seville

“The Narco as a Sui Generis Criminal Character and TV Genre” Beatriz Elena Inzunza Acedo, University of Monterrey

“The Errors are Egregious”: Assessing the CSI Effect and Undergraduate Students’ Perceptions of Forensic Science through a Pre- and Post-Test Investigation: Krystal Hans, Purdue University, and Kylie Parrotta, California Polytechnic State University

11:00-12:50 Keynote Speaker: Professor Ralph Schroeder: 
“Digital Media and Social Theory: The View from Modi’s India and Xi’s China”

13:00-14:50 Panels 5 and 6

Panel 5: “Mediating and Automating the COVID-19 Pandemic” 

“COVID-19, Digital Inequalities, and Impact on Educational Outcomes” Lloyd Levine, University of California, Riverside

“Education, Inequality, and the Pandemic” Inês Vitorino Sampaio, Federal University of Ceará

“Navigating Pandemic Crises: Encountering the Digital Commons” Sara Schoonmaker, University of Redlands

“Telework during COVID-19 in Uruguay” Matías Dodel, and María Julia Acosta, Catholic University of Uruguay

“Zooming in a Narrowing Transnational Field: Zoom, Geopolitics and Techpolitics” Wenhong Chen, University of Texas at Austin

“Trucking During the Time of COVID-19” Sperry, Schuster, Cotten, Agrawal, Mack, Britt, and Liberman, Clemson University and MSU

Panel 6: “Theorizing Criminality and Policing in the Digital Media Age”

Organizer and Chair: Julie B. Wiest, West Chester University of Pennsylvania

“Attaining Security Through Algorithms: Perspectives of Refugees and Data Experts” Tayfun Kasapoglu, University of Tartu (Estonia), and Anu Masso, Tallinn University of Technology and University of Tartu (Estonia)

“Instagram Cred in the Age of Glocalized Gang Culture” Nicola Bozzi, London College of Communication: Dramatization of the @ Gangsta

“Images of Crime: Empathic Newsworthiness and Digital Technologies in the Production of Police News on Television in Argentina” Mercedes Calzado, Buenos Aires University (Argentina), and Vanesa Lio, National University of La Plata (Argentina)

“Sensemaking Mass Media and School Shootings” Victoria McDermott, University of Maryland, and Amy May, Shippensburg University

“Lost in the Mediascape: Embracing Uncertainties and Contradictions at the Cultural Nexus of Crime and Media” Nickie D. Phillips, St. Francis College, and Nicholas Chagnon, University of Hawaii at Manoa

15:00-16:50 Panels 7 and 8

Panel 7: Brazil US Colloquium on Communication Studies “Media Across the Americas”

Organizers and Chairs: Sonia Virginia Moreira, Rio de Janeiro State University, and Laura Robinson, Santa Clara University

“The Future of Cinema Production and Exhibition: Streaming x Theatrical” José R Bonavita, Universidade Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

“Telenovelas and Transformation – Saving Brazil´s Television Industry” Rosane Svartman, Universidade Federal Fluminense, and Felipe Muanis, Federal University of Juiz de Fora

“Misinformation, propaganda and power…Trump and Bolsonaro” Edgard Rebouças, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo

“Publishers’ shift to a ‘reader-centric strategy’ in Brazilian Journalism” Giuliander Carpes, University of Toulouse III, and Lívia Vieira, Federal University of Bahia

“Black Women’s Representation in Brazilian Media and Journalism” Karyn Mota, Brown University

“Sexualized Labels Created in Your Own Home Impact Brazilian Women of Color…” Michelle Angelo-Rocha, University of South Florida, and Luisa da Costa, University of Brasilia

Panel 8: “Digital Publics”

Chair: Jeremy Schulz, UC Berkeley

“The Drama of Metrics: Status, Spectacle, and Resistance Among YouTube Drama Creators” Angèle Christin and Becca Lewis, Stanford University

“Changes in Public Perception of Gig Work During the…Pandemic” Shubham Agrawal, Amy Schuster, Noah Britt, Jessica Liberman, and Shelia Cotten, Clemson University

“Hybrid Media Systems and Dialogic Publics” Shira Zilberstein, Harvard University

“Red, Yellow, Green or Golden” Wenhong Chen and Gejun Huang An Hu, Soochow University

“Misinformation and Trust in Institutions in Four Countries in 2019 and 2021” Shelley Boulianne, MacEwan University and Edda Humprecht, University of Zurich

17:00-18:50 CITAMS Chairs’ Plenary: 
“The Challenge of Obsolescence in Media Sociology” 

Chairs: Andrew M. Lindner and Jenny Davis; Panelists: Morgan G. Ames, UC-Berkeley; Melissa C. Brown, Stanford University; Jeff Pooley, Muhlenberg College; and Lisa Parks, UC-Santa Barbara

19:00-20:50 Panels 9 and 10

Panel 9: “Global Public, Politics, and Perspectives”

Chair: Wenhong Chen, UT Austin  

“Study of Science Communication Gender Gap” Xinyue Chen, University of Science and Technology of China and Yao Yao, University of Southern California

“Has the de-politicized generation arrived? A comparative analysis of the online feminist activism in China during 2012-2021″ Yueqi Wang and Yanming Chen, Beijing Normal University

“Negotiating the Uncertainty of Censorship in Chinese Boys’ Love Fantasy Dramas” Muyang Li, York University and Zhifan Luo, University at Albany

“Why Should Facebook (not) Ban Trump” Muyang Li, York University and Zhifan Luo, University at Albany

“You’re Cancelled: Entertainment Media, ‘Problematic’ Creators, and Political Play…” Sarah Johnson, University of Virginia

Panel 10: “Emotions and Culture”

Chairs: Barbara Baptista, Santa Clara University, and Ian Sheinheit, University of Albany and CUNY

“Making YouTube Videos: Digital Work, Culture, and Identity in South India” Srikanth Nayaka, IIT Tirupati  

“Official Live Broadcasting Delivery: Emotional Reconstruction of Virtual Space…” Yixin Tang, Communication University of China

“Emotion without place: Emotion expression and emotional contagion…” Peng-Peng Li, National ChengChi University and Geng Zhang, Dalian University of Technology

“The cultivation of fear of intimacy” Jinyuan Zhan, School of Media and Communication, Shanghai Jiaotong University

“Alienated Emotions: Reflections on Voice Assistant ‘Emotion Recognition’ Technology” Shu Xie



Emerald Studies in Media and Communications: Call for Guest Editors 

Emerald Studies in Media and Communications is calling for submissions for edited volumes on any aspect of digital sociology. Each year, we publish volumes that capitalize on the series’ sponsorship by CITAMS. The series welcomes self-nominations from scholars of all disciplines interested in editing a volume on an important aspect of media, communication, digital sociology, or related fields. If you are interested in submitting a proposal for an edited volume, please email editorial@emeraldmediastudies.com or for more information see http://www.emeraldmediastudies.com/  


AUGUST 4th IX Brazil-US Colloquium on Communication Studies
For more information, see http://brazilusacolloquium.com/

Media Sociology Symposium August 5th

ESMC is pleased to sponsor the 2021 Media Sociology Symposium

Keynote Professor Ralph Schroeder
Oxford Internet Institute 
“Digital Media and Social Theory: the View from Modi’s India and Xi’s China”