I wish to stand for re-election for the position of Secretary General.
A member of IAMCR since 2007, I have been privileged to serve on the Executive Board undertaking a wide range of roles and initiatives.
Since inception IAMCR has striven for the highest standards of intellectual rigour and excellence, with an expansive view of the discipine. I especially prize IAMCR as an international association committed to imaginatively enacting inclusivity, valuing languages and cultural diversity, and dismantling inequality in the societally constitutive area of communications and media.
In my view, IAMCR is poised at a crossroads. Thus if my mandate is renewed, I would work with colleagues to tackle key challenges including: precarious, steadily worsening conditions of academic life, especially for emerging researchers; transforming accessibility for and amplifying participation of researchers underrepresented in our field; balancing growth of IAMCR with safeguarding its unique character of innovative and respectful research and dialogue; achieving consequential engagement with stakeholders in policy and civil society; strengthening governance and capacity of IAMCR.
I am Wee Kim Wee Professor of Communication Studies at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and my research focusses on social, cultural, and policy dynamics of digital media internationally.
- Claudia Padovani, University of Padua, Italy
- Chika Anyanwu, University of Adelaide, Australia
- Penny O'Donnell, University of Sydney, Australia
- Herman Wasserman, University of Cape Town, South Africa
- Kaarle Nordenstreng, Tampere University, Finland
- John Sinclair, University of Melbourne, Australia
- Aimée Vega, Universidad Nacional Autónoma, México