Communiquer, a journal published by the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), host of IAMCR’s 2015 conference, has just published a special issue based on the conference theme, Hegemony or Resistance? On the Ambiguous Power of Communication. The issue features a selection of papers presented at the conference, in their original language and in French.
Patricia Lima is a health communication researcher in Paraguay's Ministry of Public Health. She received a travel grant to attend IAMCR 2015 in Montreal and to present her paper, "Patterns and risk communication issues during the contingency against Chikungunya in print media of Paraguay, from June to October 2014" to the Environment, Science and Risk Communication Working Group.
K.S. Mochish is a Doctoral Fellow at the School of Media and Cultural Studies of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai, India. He received a travel grant to present the paper “Negotiating Gender and Caste Publicly: An Analysis of the Struggles of a Woman Tribal Leader in Wayanad, India” to the Gender and Communication Section.
Luíza Alvim was temporarily employed as a lecturer in communication at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil when she received a travel grant to attend IAMCR's 2015 conference in Montreal. She presented her paper, “Rhythms of images and sounds: an analysis of films by Robert Bresson”, in the Visual Culture Working Group.
IAMCR 2015's plenary sessions can be watched online in their original languages. Click on the links below to read more about the speakers and themes and to watch the plenaries. Sessions are available in their original languages only.
Nelly Lara, a PhD student in the Facultad de Ciencias Políticas y Sociales of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), received a travel grant to attend IAMCR's 2015 conference in Montreal. Her paper, Discursive practices of women artists in Mexico City's Hip Hop culture, was presented in the Gender and Communication Section.
Sanchari De, a research scholar at Jadavpur University in India, received a travel grant to attend IAMCR 2015 in Montreal and present her paper Political Mobilization and the Network of Shared Cultural Connectivity: An Attempt to Locate The Shahbag Movement in Bangladesh beyond the Realm of Virtual Sphere to the Emerging Scholars Network.
Brian Pindayi from Rusangu University in Zambia received a travel grant to attend IAMCR 2015 in Montreal and present his work Press framing of the (2014-2015) Ebola crisis: A comparative case study of, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe to the Communication and HIV/AIDS Working Group.
Rosemary Chikafa from the Department of English and Media Studies of the University of Zimbabwe received a travel grant to attend IAMCR 2015 in Montreal and present her work Hegemony or Resistance? An African(a) womanist reading of Sembene’s Moolaade to the Gender and Communication Section.
IAMCR 2015 at UQAM Montreal was my second after Durban 2012. I have since held IAMCR and its conferences in high esteem and I was not disappointed in 2015.
This letter was after the Montreal conference from IAMCR president Janet Wasko to the 1,300 registered participants of IAMCR 2015 conference in Montreal.
Thank you for being a part of this year's IAMCR conference in Montreal. Thank you for making it a success. Thank you for your willingness to further engage with media and communication research on a multitude of methodological levels, across a variety of cultures, countries and languages, and political, technological, and social contexts that make the IAMCR the vibrant community that it is.