Gender and Communication Section

The mission of the Gender and Communication Section is to foster and encourage all knowledge, scholarship, empirical work and theoretical debates in the field of gender and its relation to media and communications. The aim is to engage with issues of gender and the media through various multidisciplinary perspectives and which are also inclusive of various disciplines from across the Social Sciences. This Section wants to encourage the conduct and dissemination of research that uses gender as a primary thematic in work around media, culture and communications, and which is capable of engaging with different epistemological frameworks and questions as well as dialoguing with other disciplines, from sociology to politics and feminist theory. The section thus serves as a meeting space for both established and younger scholars from across the world. It also aims to nurture younger scholars and those from developing countries interested in aspects of gender-media so that they can participate in a global academic community via attendance at international conferences.

This Section's members are committed to transcending the often artificial boundaries that give rise to divisions in the study of gender across the Social Sciences. It is committed to equality principles and to be a space for furthering research which aims to deal with the current structural challenges of gender inequalities in the world, and their intersections with other layers of oppression, such as race, ethnicity, nationality and other ideological or philosophical descriptions. This section is also concerned with how gender considerations and identities are reproduced and consumed through media production and consumption, with members’ papers yielding new insights into the way similarities and differences are experienced in the everyday lives of audiences and how they engage with gender.

Co-Chair: Carolina Matos (City, University of London, United Kingdom) [contact]
Co-Chair: Wajiha Raza Rizvi (Film Museum Society | Beaconhouse National University) [contact]
Vice Chair: Shweta Arpit Srivastava (Department of Communication Studies, Monmouth College) [contact]
Vice Chair: Patricia Núñez-Gómez (Complutense University of Madrid, Spain) [contact]

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The Gender Section and Communication Section invites proposals for the 2009 IAMCR annual conference, to be held at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico and Centro de Investigaciones Interdisciplinarias en Ciencias y Humanidades in Mexico City, Mexico, July 21st to July 24th. The theme for the 2009 conference will be "Human Rights and Communication" and the planners have...
The Gender and Communication Section of the International Association for Media and Communication Research announces its call for papers for the IAMCR Congress in Stockholm, Sweden (July 20-25, 2008).  The conference theme for the 2008 Congress is "Media and Global Divides."
Paris 2007 - Gender and Communication Section Call for Papers
Given space limitations, it may not be possible to accommodate all proposals. For this reason, proposals for complete panels and/or round tables are particularly encouraged. In addition, panels focusing on UNESCO communication policies vis-à-vis gender may receive favorable attention, as will those individual papers which emphasize the relationship between gender and the conference theme.
We particularly seek papers which...