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International Institute Symposium on <i>New Media/Social Change: Implications for Area Studies</i>

Friday, November 4, 2011
4:00 AM
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
Title TBA

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

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