Sunday 10 July 2022: 08:00 UTC to 16:00 UTC (09:00 to 17:00 London time)
This one-day virtual symposium focuses upon the specific non-Western context of digital political communication and women. While much research has been undertaken and published upon the use and impact of social media, largely by male politicians and policymakers in the West, there has been a paucity of similar investigations elsewhere in the world. Research has shown that political communication is shaped not only by cultural context (Shehata & Stromback, 2011) but also by gender (Osei-Appiah, 2021; Yarchi & Samuel-Azran, 2018). This symposium is predicated upon the contention that the study of digital political communications requires a recalibration of focus that produces both a more comprehensive international understanding and one that is sensitive to gendered relations of power and inequality.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:
A selection of papers presented at the symposium will be published in a special issue of the international journal Information, Communication & Society.
We invite 400-word abstracts outlining empirical, theoretical, or policy-orientated papers that address these or related questions. Abstracts should be accompanied by a 100-word biography of the presenter(s) together with contact details.
Abstract submission deadline: 15 March 2022
Notification on submitted abstracts: 31 March 2022
Date and time of Preconference: 10 July 2022: 08:00 UTC to 16:00 UTC (09:00 to 17:00 London time)
Full article submission deadline (for papers selected for the special issue of Information, Communication & Society): 1 February 2023
Online. Details to follow
Sally Osei-Appiah (University of Leeds)
Kristin Skare Orgeret (Oslo Met University)
Bruce Mutsvairo (Utrecht University)
Contact email: s.osei-appiah [at] leeds.ac.uk