At least 25 travel grants of up to US$1,500 will be made available to early-career scholars, who are members of IAMCR, reside in low or middle income countries, and have papers accepted for presentation at our upcoming conference in Lyon.
Sandro Macassi, an Associate Professor at Pontificia Universidad Católica Del Perú, was awarded a travel grant to attend IAMCR 2019. He presented the paper "Análisis longitudinal de los frames partisano y temático en las elecciones presidenciales peruanas 2016" to the Political Communication Research Section.
Marc Agon Pacoma is Assistant Professor at Adamson University in Philippines. He received a travel grant to attend IAMCR 2019 in Madrid. This was the second time he attended an IAMCR conference.
Gideon Tehwui Lambiv is a PhD student and Assistant Lecturer at the School of Mass Communication (ASMAC/ESSTIC) of the University of Yaounde II in Cameroon. He was awarded a travel grant to present his paper "Globalization, Deregulation and Public Service Broadcasting in Cameroon" to the Public Service Media Policies Working Group.
Sadia Jamil, an independent researcher from Pakistan received a travel grant to attend IAMCR 2019 in Madrid. She presented her paper "A widening digital divide and its impacts on existing social inequalities and democracy in Pakistan" to the Digital Divide Working Group.
Gilberto Alves Araújo is a PhD candidate at the School of Literature, Languages and Media of the University of the Witwatersrand, in South Africa. He received a travel grant to present his paper "Black immigrants in Brazilian and South African media: a Critical Discourse Analysis through the conceptions of race and ethnicity" to the Diaspora and Media Working Group.
Joseph Crawford, a PhD student at Universidad del Norte, Colombia received a travel grant to present his paper to the Emerging Scholars Network Section at IAMCR 2019. In this article he reflects on the experience both from the human and academic perspectives.
Alpha Obika, a PhD candidate at the Caribbean School of Media and Communication, University of the West Indies, in Jamaica, was awarded a travel grant to present his paper "Postcolonial Governmentality of Communication: Theorizing ICT Governance in a Caribbean Context" to the Emerging Scholars Network Section.
Ana Bizberge is Director of the Master Program in Cultural Industries at Universidad Nacional de Quilmes and Teaching Assistant at University of Buenos Aires, in Argentina. She was awarded a travel grant to attend IAMCR 2019 in Madrid. She sent us her reflections about the experience.
Allen Munoriyarwa, a Doctoral Student at the University of Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa, received a travel grant to present his paper "Who is the arbiter of truth? Mainstream journalists’ responses to fake news during the military coup in Zimbabwe" at IAMCR 2019 in Madrid.
Pinar Aslan, a Research Assistant at Bursa Technical University in Turkey, received a travel grant to present her paper "Global media flow and contra-flow: Trans- nationalization of Turkish Television Series" to the International Communication Section at IAMCR 2019.
Samiksha Koirala is a Lecturer at the College of Journalism and Mass Communication in Nepal. She received a travel grant to present her paper at IAMCR 2019. She reflects on the importance of granting these awards to researchers from developing countries.
Dr. Neha Miglani, a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Journalism at Panjab University Chandigarh, India, was awarded with a travel grant to attend IAMCR 2019. She presented her paper "Fashion Bloggers as Influencers in Decision Making- Case of Young Adults as Consumers" to the Emerging Scholars Network Section.
Dasniel Olivera Pérez, a Doctoral Student at Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico) and Assistant Professor at Universidad de la Habana (Cuba), received a travel grant to present the paper "Inter-Influences in the Cuban journalistic culture in the current context of the political-professional debates on the (des) regulation of the media system" at IAMCR 2019 in Madrid.
David Katiambo, a Doctoral Student at the University of South Africa and Assistant Lecturer at Technical University of Kenya received a travel grant to attend IAMCR 2019 in Madrid. He reflects on the experience and the importance of receiving the travel grant at this point of his career.
Srikanth Nayaka is a Doctoral student at the Indian Institute of Technology, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India. He received a travel grant to attend IAMCR 2019 in Madrid. He wrote us about the experience.
Juan Liu, a PhD candidate at Renmin University of China, received a travel grant to attend IAMCR 2019 in Madrid. She presented the paper "The War between Power, Capital and Body Politics in Cyberspace" to the Communication in Post- and Neo-Authoritarian Societies Working Group.
Kajalie Shehreen Islam is an Assistant Professor at the University of Dhaka in Bangladesh. She received a travel grant to present her paper “Advertising Nationalism: War Commemoration and the ‘Politics of Memory’ in Bangladesh” to the History Section.
Victor C. Eze, a Doctoral Student in Communication and Language Arts at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria, received a travel grant to attend IAMCR 2019 in Madrid. He tells us about the experience and how it renewed his energy for undertaking research.
Twenty one travel grants to defray the cost of attending IAMCR 2019 will help early-stage scholars who are members of IAMCR from low and middle income countries. The winners include 9 women and 12 men from 17 different countries. Two of the grants were funded by generous donations from IAMCR members.