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Shiv Ganesh, Chair
Massey University
School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing
College of Business, Private Bag 102904
Auckland   0745
Ph. 64-9-414 0828  Fax 64-9-414 0826

Radhika Gajjala, Vice Chair
Bowling Green State University
School of Media and Communication Studies and American Culture Studies
101 East Hall
238 KNCR
Ph. 4193727133

William Youmans, Secretary
The George Washington University
School of Media & Public Affairs
805 21st St. NW Suite 400
Washington DC  20052
Ph. 2029946353  Fax 2029945806

The Division for Global Communication and Social Change exists to encourage and debate research on issues of production, distribution, content and reception of communications media at global, "glocal", transnational, transcultural, international and regional levels. Within this purview it encompasses work across a wide variety of theoretical and methodological approaches, concerning issues of media/mediated communication in cultural, economic, political or social contexts, including strategic mediated communication for development, social change or social justice.
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Radhika Gajjala wrote on the Divisions: Global Communication and Social Change wall: Hi all - this is a message to all GCSC members - as the time to review submitted proposals and papers to ICA comes close - I am requesting that you consider reviewing for the division. Please do fill out the survey at this link - thanks! Radhika Gajjala Vice Chair and Planner for GCSC division 2018
Posted Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Shiv Ganesh wrote on the Divisions: Global Communication and Social Change wall: Communication Theory Special Issue Theorizing Communication from the South Guest Editors: Mohan J. Dutta, National University of Singapore Mahuya Pal, University of South Florida Call for Papers In this special issue, we take forward emerging calls for decolonizing communication to explore communication theories anchored in the cartographies of the Global South. We encourage submissions that question assumptions regarding internationalization, de-Westernization, and globalization, along with other key concepts, and that consider new directions for approaches to theorizing communication. Submissions should engage with questions concerning the production of knowledge, the role of communication in global relations, and the potential for communication to contribute to advancing imaginaries of the Global South. The special issue will offer opportunities for theory construction that challenge the Eurocentric bases of communication theories, taking seriously scholars from and in the Global South. In doing so, we hope to foster new grounds for debate, conversation, and practice relevant to communication scholarship. While our emphasis is precisely on theorizing communicative imaginations from the South, scholars situated in the Global North engaged with the practical politics of centering theories from the Global South are also welcome. The deadline for submission of full papers is 1 December 2017. For submission guidelines, see To submit, go to For queries regarding the Special Issue's theme, please contact Mohan Dutta ( and Mahuya Pal (
Posted Thursday, July 6, 2017
Shiv Ganesh wrote on the Divisions: Global Communication and Social Change wall: Job Ad: Post-Doctoral Fellow Position - Stockholm Uni, The Section for Journalism, Media & Communication Studies The Section for Journalism, Media & Communication Studies at the Department of Media Studies (IMS), is seeking one (1) junior scholar for a two-year postdoctoral position, beginning January 1, 2018. The deadline for application is 30 June 2017. Project description The full-time post-doctoral fellowship will be funded by the Leading Research Environment in Global Media Studies and Politics of Mediated Communication Grant awarded to the IMS Section for Media & Communication Studies by the Faculty of Humanities of Stockholm University. Main responsibilities The successful candidates will be required to conduct research in the field of Media & Communication Studies with a particular focus on questions related with global media and politics of popular communication. Both social sciences and humanities perspectives are considered relevant. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute 20% of their employment time to teaching and administrative duties; aid in the organization of, and participation in, research meetings, conduct primary research and contribute single and co-authored articles and reports as well as take part in pedagogical activities. Qualification requirements Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country in Media & Communication Studies (or a related field) awarded no earlier than three years prior to the deadline. For further information, please visit:'
Posted Monday, June 19, 2017
Shiv Ganesh wrote on the Divisions: Global Communication and Social Change wall: The Global Communication and Social Change Division invites applications for the position of secretary for a two year term beginning in November 2017, and continuing to the end of the Business meeting in 2019. The secretary’s primary responsibilities are to manage communication with members, including announcements, listservs, webpage management and other media, and to take minutes at the division’s annual meeting. As a division officer, secretary also participates in the collective decision making that characterises our division’s governance. Applications should be sent to the division chair, Shiv Ganesh, at Applications must contain the candidate’s name, institutional affiliation, and a 300-word statement outlining their suitability for the position. Note that ICA is strict about the 300-word rule. In the event that we have more than four nominations, the division’s current officers (the chair, vice-chair, current secretary and student representative) will act as a nominating committee to identify the top four nominees to forward to the association. Applications must be received by the chair by 15 July.
Posted Monday, June 12, 2017
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Posted Thursday, May 25, 2017
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