Bienvenue à la ville!”
If you travel to the AEJMC Annual Conference in Montreal, Canada, make sure you check your US credit/debit cards and talk with your bank to see if you can use them in Canada. Businesses in Canada often require a card with a pin/chip which U.S. cards most often don’t have. Bring cash in addition to be on the safe side. Your credit cards may not work in Canada, make sure you prepare!
Now that the conference in Montreal is just a couple of weeks away, we would like to encourage you to attend the CSW Mentoring Luncheon. If you are new to the conference and CSW, this is an excellent way of getting to know other scholars. Don’t be shy and join!
We are delighted to announce that this year’s keynote speaker is Mary Anne Franks, Associate Professor of law at the University of Miami School of Law. An expert and advocate in the areas of cyberlaw, discrimination, free speech, law and gender, Dr. Franks will speak about Internet equality and the concept of cyber civil rights. You may have seen her in numerous recent media appearances (like discussing misogyny on HuffPost Live http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/29/elliot-rodger-misogynist-manifesto_n_5412958.html).
We hope you will join us for her keynote speech, as well as the valuable discussion and mentoring that takes place at the CSW luncheon on Friday, August 8, in Montreal!
Even if you already registered for the conference, you can still sign up for the luncheon at this link https://aejmc2.wufoo.com/forms/2014-conference-workshops-luncheons/
Please also encourage friends and especially graduate students to attend – and if you have promising and interested graduate students for whom the cost of the luncheon may prove a burden, please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking forward to seeing you all in Montreal — and at the luncheon!
Just a couple of weeks are left until the AEJMC Annual Conference in Montreal, Canada starts on August 6!
If you have not checked it yet, it is high time that you make sure that your current passport is still valid. If not, you still have time to renew your passport via an express process, if you are a U.S. citizen.
For international students: Remember that as an international student you also need a valid passport, a valid visa AND a valid travel signature from your university’s office for international students. The signature goes on your current !-20 for F1 students or equivalent for J1 students.
Check with your international student office if you are not certain if your travel signature is still valid, if you have other visa issues or questions for leaving and returning to the US. Check now, in case your international student office is closed for part of the summer or has different open hours.
Have a safe and happy trip to Montreal!
Brooke Erin Duffy, an assistant professor at Temple University’s School of Media and Communication, is the winner of the 2014 Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Outstanding Junior Scholar Award.
Kopenhaver, dean emeritus and professor at Florida International University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, will present the award on Tuesday, Aug. 5 at the 2014 AEJMC Conference at Le Centre Sheraton in Montréal, Canada. AEJMC, the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, is a nonprofit organization for journalism and mass communication scholars, educators, students and professionals.
Duffy, a member of the advertising faculty at Temple, uses a feminist media approach in her research, which focuses on media, gender and digital culture. Her 2013 book, “Remake, Remodel: Women’s Magazines in the Digital Age,” was published by University of Illinois Press and focuses on women working in media and culture industries. She also is in the process of interviewing women amateur creative workers for a book project that focuses on gender and labor in the digital age. She has co-edited a book, “Key Readings in Mass Media Today: Mass Communication in Contexts,” published in 2009 by Routledge. She also has published several peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on cultural production and gender.
The judges were impressed by her volume of work, its significance to the field, and its influence on other scholars who have cited her scholarship.
Duffy holds a Ph.D. from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. She earned a M.A. in communication from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in advertising from Pennsylvania State University. She also worked in media relations at Yale University and as an external affairs writer at the University of Pennsylvania.
This is the first year the Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Outstanding Junior Scholar Award has been given. Kopenhaver, executive director of the Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication at Florida International University, and the AEJMC Commission on the Status of Women founded the award to honor a woman junior scholar who demonstrates outstanding research and great potential for future scholarship. The winner receives a $250 check and a certificate.
The Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication may be reached at 305-919-5623 or email: email@example.com.