More than a dozen MARC students and faculty are presenting research at the International Communication Association’s 66th Annual Conference in Fukuoka, Japan. Stop by their panels for exciting discussions about media, activism, and social justice. FRIDAY, JUNE 10 9:30 – 10:45 Fighting the Continuum of Violence From Flaming and Street Harassment to Domestic Violence and Rape (Nire) […]
We are pleased to announce the schedule for PROTEST, a graduate student conference co-organized by MARC and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at Penn. The conference will take place on Thursday, April 21, and Friday, April 22 in Cohen Hall at the University of Pennsylvania. Protest Schedule Thursday, April 21, 2016, Terrace Room, Cohen Hall 8:30am-9:00am: COFFEE, LIGHT […]
Vanessa Kopp, the Co-Vice President of Academic Programming for Penn’s Black Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (BGAPSA), wrote an open letter to the Greensboro Four.
Last week, I watched John Jackson give a very moving talk as part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Signature Program at Penn, with Philadelphia’s only black-owned talk radio station, WURD, recording the talk. He began by reading from Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man, and for the record, I would pay good money to have an […]
This October did not only bring colder weather and colorful autumn landscapes, but also an opportunity to connect and re-connect with activists and scholars including several MARC members as we met in beautiful Copenhagen to engage with questions of political agency and digital media. The occasion was the biennial conference of the Communication and Democracy […]
Sometimes you go to a talk just because the title is so great, which was the case with Ruha Benjamin’s recent presentation through Drexel’s Center for Science Technology & Society: Star Trek Meets the Black Panthers: Experimenting with Science and Technology Studies In and Outside the Academy. The talk was rooted in thinking about connections […]
The Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania is hosting its 3rd biannual graduate student conference, co-organized with the Annenberg School for Communications’ Media Activism Research Collective. The theme this year is “Protest” and will feature a keynote address by Marcia Ochoa and presentation by Isa Noyola. Please circulate widely and […]
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 […]