Friday, November 4, 2011
1636 School of Social Work Bldg
The New Media/Social Change symposium questions the impact “new media” (social, network, digital) have had on cultural and political formations and practices and how this impact relates to area studies.
Opening Comments - 8:30 a.m.
Panel 1 - 9:00 a.m.
James Der Derian, Professor, Brown University
Adrift in Berlin: Global Media, Quantum Leaps, and the Re-territorialization of Area Studies
Panel 2 - 10:10 a.m.
E. Gabriella Coleman, Assistant Professor, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University
From Digital Direct Action to Leaking: How to Understand the Politics of Anonymous
Panel 3 - 11:20 a.m.
Victoria Bernal, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Irvine
From 'The Social Network' to 'The Facebook Revolution': Reflections On Culture and New Media
Panel 4 - 2:00 p.m.
Joe Straubhaar, Amon G. Carter Centennial Professor of Communication, University of Texas at Austin
Panel 5 - 3:10 p.m.
Annabelle Sreberny, Professor, Centre for Media and Film Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, London
New Media and the 'Middle East': Thinking Allowed
Closing Discussion - 4:30 p.m.
Kelly Askew, Director, African Studies Center; Associate Professor of Anthropology and Afroamerican/African Studies
Ruth Behar, Professor of Anthropology and Women's Studies
Juan Cole, Director, Center for South Asian Studies; Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History
Mary Gallagher, Director, Center for Chinese Studies; Associate Professor of Political Science
Shazia Iftkhar, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
Nojin Kwak, Director, Nam Center for Korean Studies; Associate Professor of Communication Studies
Malcolm McCullough, Associate Professor of Architecture
Aswin Punathambekar, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
Paddy Scannell, Professor of Communication Studies
Atef Said, Ph.D. Candidate, Sociology
For further information, please see www.ii.umich.edu/events/newmediasymposium .