Category Rosemary Clark

Trust, Community, and Guts: Lessons from 1971 for 2016

On the evening of November 15, the Media Activism Research Collective hosted a screening of 1971. The documentary, created by Johanna Hamilton, recounts the heroic activism of eight ordinary citizens who exposed the extent of the FBI’s illegal surveillance of dissident groups throughout the 1960s and 1970s. A panel discussion including three of the film’s subjects — […]

Media Strategies and Abortion Politics: An Interview with Deana Rohlinger

When and why do activist organizations choose particular mass media strategies? Can silence be an effective media tactic? Deana A. Rohlinger, a professor of sociology and a research associate in the Pepper Institute of Aging and Public Policy at Florida State University, takes on these questions and more in her new book, Abortion Politics, Mass Media, and Social […]

Biocode: Exploring the Edge

This week at the University of Pennsylvania, academics, activism, and art will converge at Biocode: Performing Transgression After New Media, a three-day conference envisioned and organized by Penn graduate students across several departments, including gender studies, education, communication, English, history of art, and political science. From April 9 through April 11, Biocode participants will lead audience members through […]

The Media Activism Research Collective: An Introduction

In 2011, Time Magazine famously declared the protester its “person of the year” in a cover story heralded by an illustration of a masked, racially ambiguous person whose gender identity remains unclear but who readers are meant to recognize as one of the many activists involved in social movements that burst onto the scene in […]