Plenary sessions

Online plenary sessions at IAMCR2021

IAMCR 2021 will have 5 online plenary sessions, one for each day of the conference. All interested members of the media and communication research community are invited to enjoy the plenaries. Registration is not required.

Opening Plenary | 11 July

Chair

  • Dorothy Njoroge, Chair, IAMCR 2021 Local Organising Committee (USIU-Africa – Kenya)

Welcoming words

IAMCR
  • Nico Carpentier, President IAMCR
  • Usha Raman, VP IAMCR
  • Andrea Medrado, VP IAMCR
USIU-Africa
  • Paul Zeleza, USIU-Africa Vice Chancellor

Government of Kenya
  • To be confirmed

Keynote - Rethinking borders and boundaries: Beyond the global/local dichotomy in communication studies

  • Tawana Kupe (University of Pretoria – South Africa)

Respondents

  • Wilson Ugangu, President EACA (MultiMedia University – Kenya)
  • Faith Nguru (Daystar University – Kenya) TBC

Plenary – The Rebirth of Populist Discourses | 12 July

Keynote

  • Ruth Wodak (University of Vienna – Austria)

Chair

  • David Katiambo (Technical University – Kenya)

Panelists

  • Goretti Nassanga (Makerere University – Uganda)
  • Ferruh Yilmaz (Tulane University – USA)
  • Silvio Waisbord (The George Washington University – USA)
  • Howard Tumber (City, University of London – UK)

Plenary – Media Scholarship as Resistance | 13 July

Chair

  • Usha Raman (University of Hyderabad – India)

Panelists

  • Sarah Burton (City University of London – UK)
  • Tanja Bosch (University of Cape Town – South Africa)
  • Leo Custodio (Abo Akademi University – Finland)
  • Cherian George (Hong Kong Baptist University – Hong Kong)
  • Sasha Constanza-Chock (MIT – USA)

Plenary – Decolonizing Communication | 14 July

Keynote

  • Bruce Mutsvairo (Auburn University – USA)

Chair

  • Sr. Agnes Lucy Lando (Daystar University – Kenya)

Panelists

  • Kehbuma Langmia (Howard University – USA)
  • Radhika Parameswaran (Indiana University – USA)
  • Winston Mano (University of Westminster – UK)
  • viola milton (University of South Africa – South Africa)

Plenary – Identity & Intersectionality | Closing | 15 July

Keynote

  • Yemisi Akinbobola (Birmingham City University – UK)

Chair

  • Joseph Nyanoti, Vice chair, IAMCR 2021 Local Organising Committee (USIU-Africa – Kenya)

Panelists

  • Peter Kareithi (Pennsylvania State University – USA)
  • Audrey Gadzepo (University of Ghana – Ghana)
  • Yasmin Jiwani (Concordia University – Canada)