ICA 2021 “Digital Media in Latinx and Latin America” Preconference - Submission form
Organizers: Pablo J. Boczkowski, Eddy Borges-Rey, Miriam Hernandez, Ezequiel Korin,
Eugenia Mitchelstein, Adrián Pino, Magdalena Saldaña, Mariana Sánchez Santos,
Arthur D. Soto-Vásquez & María Celeste Wagner
Preconference Date and Time: May 26th, 2021, TBD
Submission Deadline: January 31, 2021, 23:59 GMT
This preconference aims to examine the production, distribution, and consumption of digital media in Latinx and Latin America. It is a follow up to the preconferences held in relation to the 2019 and 2020 Annual Meetings of the International Communication Association – on Digital Journalism in Latin America in 2019, and on Digital Media in Latin America in 2020.
For this third edition, we have broadened the scope to include digital media practices of the Latinx diasporic experience, to create a platform that can showcase the richness of a wider variety of relevant research about the Latinx and Latin American experience. Research about Latinx and Latin America—and Latinx and Latin American researchers—tends to be underrepresented in Communication scholarship in general, and in ICA in particular. Further, the preconference will address the theme of inequality as constructed in media environments, access and use, political discourse, transnational mobility, pandemics, and difference.
As both digital media production and consumption have featured increasingly more prominently in the information landscape of Latinx and Latin America, it is critical inquiring into the Latinx and Latin American experience in and of itself, which tends to be understudied and underrepresented in ICA, and to examine whether the specificity of Latinx and Latin American communities might entail differences with digital media as it is constructed and appropriated in other communities.
The keynote speaker will be Jessica Retis, Associate Professor, University of Arizona.
You can find the complete CFA here:
Information about submission:
Authors should submit an extended abstract of no more than 500 words (excluding references) no later than 23:59 GMT, January 31st, 2021.
Authors will be notified about whether their respective abstract has been accepted by February 15th, 2021.
Attendance to the preconference has a general USD 10.00 fee and a USD 5.00 student fee.
If you have any other questions or concerns, please send an email to
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This pre-conference is possible in part due to generous support from the Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Northwestern University in Qatar, and the Department of Communication Studies at Northwestern University.
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