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Latinx Digital Media Virtual Seminar Series - Prof. Silvio Waisbord (George Washington University)

When: Thursday, March 18, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CT

Where: Online

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: Center for Latinx Digital Media  

Group: Center for Latinx Digital Media

Co-Sponsor: Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities
Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Category: Academic


Throughout the Winter Quarter, the Center for Latinx Digital Media invites you to a series of weekly seminars held over Zoom on Thursdays. On Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 10-11 AM CT, join us for a conversation with Prof. Silvio Waisbord (George Washington University) on "The craft of communication scholarship: Research, writing and publishing in the global academia." You can register here.

Topic: What does it take to "make it" in communication studies? What does "make it" mean? What skills are needed to have a productive, rewarding academic life in the global academia, especially when one comes from or studies communication phenomena in the global South? Despite the increased globalization of communication studies, we live in times where the local and the national strongly affect various aspects of scholarship. Communication scholarship may be more diverse globally than decades ago, yet structural inequalities affect the position and the opportunities of researchers interested in becoming "citizens" of the global academia.

Silvio Waisbord is Director and Professor in the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University. He is the author or editor of eighteen books, and articles on journalism and politics, communication studies, media policy, and global social change. His most recent book is El Imperio de la Utopía (Península, 2020). Waisbord received a Licenciatura in Sociology from the Universidad de Buenos Aires and a Ph.D in Sociology from the University of California, San Diego.

This event is co-sponsored by the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, the Buffett Institute for Global Affairs, the Center for Global Culture and Communication, the Etnography Workshop in the Department of Sociology, and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program.

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