ABOUT THE DIVISION
The Division for Global Communication and Social Change exists to encourage and debate research on issues of production, distribution, content and reception of communications media at global, "glocal", transnational, transcultural, international and regional levels. Within this purview it encompasses work across a wide variety of theoretical and methodological approaches, concerning issues of media/mediated communication in cultural, economic, political or social contexts, including strategic mediated communication for development, social change or social justice.
WHO WE ARE & WHAT WE DO
Lone Sorensen' Populist Communication: Ideology, Performance, Mediation is the winner of the 2022 Best Book Award by the Global Communication and Social Change Division. The runner-up award goes to David Park's Media Reform and the Climate Emergency: Rethinking Communication in the Struggle for a Sustainable Future.
The winners of this year's best paper awards as well as the two runner-ups will receive a certificate, a monetary price, and a conference fee waiver. The authors hail from universities in Turkey, Brazil, Qatar, the United States and Germany, confirming the GCSC division as one of the most internationalised within ICA.
U of Iowa graduate Ryan Stoldt is the winner of the 2022 GCSC Best Dissertation Award for Imagining the World: Personalization Algorithms and Global Media Flows on Netflix. The committee decides to give an ex-aequo runners-up award to Rachel van der Merwe (U of Colorado Boulder alumna) and Miao Lu (Chinse U of Hong Kong alumna).
Every year, the Global Communication and Social Change Division supports a number of pre-conferences and post-conferences around the dates of the ICA Annual Conference. At the ICA22 hybrid conference in Paris, the GCSC division will support the organizers of six of these pre- and post-conferences.
Every year, the GCSC Division at ICA organizes several events for its members. The main event is the annual conference where research papers and posters are presented. In addition, the division also supports smaller conferences that take place before or after the annual meeting. In line with the division's committment to making ICA more global, we also organize virtual events, many of which are tailored to students and early career scholars. These include workshops on how to review research papers, networking sessions and writing groups.