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Nov 14
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Strategic Political Communication and Translocal Media Flows: A Post-Graduate and Post-Doctoral Research Workshop

Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019
Time: 4-6:30pm
Location: Faculty of Information, Room BL538

As part of the Joint Research Initiative “Conflict, Language and Diplomacy in a Hyper-networked World” led by Professors Hutching (Manchester) and Burchell (Toronto), this workshop brings together researchers from both institutions to present cases from their current research agendas.   The first panel includes current and former Faculty of Information students who are developing case studies under the auspices of the SSHRC and JHI-UTSC funded project “Making Responsible Reporting Practices Visible: Humanitarian Crisis, Global Media, and the War in Syria” led by Burchell, a multi-national multilingual comparison of political communication surrounding the Syrian war. The second panel features research being done in Russian and Easter European Studies at Manchester where strategic political communication media forms intersect with the global media ecology spanning Russia, Europe and wider Eurasia.

Panel 1: “Making Responsible Reporting Practices Visible” Research Team, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto. Principal Investigator: K. Burchell.

  • Strategic Narratives in Political Communication Online: A Multimodal Approach
    Dr. Asen O. Ivanov, Post-Doctoral Fellow THINC Lab, University of Guelph
  • Locating Journalistic Practice in News Discourse: Institutional Masks & Contingent Hypermediation in Newswire coverage of the Syrian War
    Jamie Duncan, MI (Completed 2019)
  • Affect and Authoring: Citizen Journalists & Institutional Proximity to Conflict within AFP’s Correspondent Blogs
    Stephanie Fielding, MI Candidate (Expected 2020)

Panel 2: Russian and Eastern European Studies, University of Manchester

  • Sounding Salisbury: Hybrid Audio Media and Interstate Conflict
    Lucy Birge, PhD Candidate
  • Picturing Soviet Uzbekistan: Constructing National Identity in Propaganda Posters, 1920-1936
    Mollie Arbuthnot, PhD Candidate
  • Transnational Affection and Conflict in the New Media Remembering of a Global Media Event: From “Electronic Monuments” to “Shapeshifting Memory Colossi” of Sochi 2014
    Dr. Vitaly Kazakov, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, ‘Reframing Russia for the Global Mediasphere’
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