Monthly Archives: January 2014

CSW Paper Call for AEJMC Annual Conference

Commission on the Status of Women

The Commission on the Status of Women invites submissions of research for competitive paper sessions that are based on issues of gender and communication. We welcome papers in which gender is a main analytic focus and invite projects that use a variety of approaches and research methods, including but not limited to critical, empirical, ethnographic, historical, legal and semiotic analyses. It is expected that the research will demonstrate a familiarity with feminist communication theory. Examples of relevant topics include: representations of women in the news; the role of gender in newsrooms or classrooms; effects of mass media on women and girls; feminist approaches to teaching and communication; women’s use of/production of media; gender equality in the profession or the academy; etc.

Suggested paper length is 25-pages (double-spaced, 12-point type), excluding tables, references, figures or illustrations. We especially encourage submissions by graduate students. The winner of the top student paper will be awarded $100 and the winner of the second place student paper will receive $50. Authors of the top papers will be recognized in the conference program and at the CSW business meeting at the conference.

This paper call is part of the overall AEJMC call for research papers; all submissions must adhere to the general guidelines put forth by AEJMC. Please consult the AEJMC 2014 Paper Competition Uniform Call for information about paper formatting, submission deadline, creating a “clean” paper, and other guidelines. CSW wishes to stress that papers containing any identifying author information will be disqualified.

The deadline to submit your paper is April 1, 2014.

CSW STRONGLY encourages participants who need a passport to attend the conference in Montreal, Canada to proceed and apply for one immediately.

Please forward any questions regarding uploading a “clean”paper or other queries to Jaime Loke, CSW Research Chair, at

CSW Spring Newsletter — Submit your promotions, news, articles by Feb. 7

On behalf of our wonderful newsletter editor Candi:

Heidy-ho, kind CSW membership!

The bleak midwinter is upon us, and I have just the thing to brighten it up for you: another edition of the CSW newsletter! The turnaround time for submissions this time is just two weeks because I’d like to get this out before the Midwinter Conference in Norman, OK. Therefore, I know you have fantastic accomplishments, publications, presentations, and awards you want to send me! And if you have articles you would like to get published, please contact me as well. I’d love to hear about your research or activism!

Your deadline for getting me information for the midwinter newsletter is Friday, Feb. 7 by midnight wherever you happen to be in the U.S. (If you’re outside of the U.S., please get things to me by midnight Pacific Standard Time.) If you have a picture to accompany your professional promotion or article, please send it along too!

Please send everything to
I look forward to seeing everything you amazing academics have been accomplishing!