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 and Communication section has released its latest newsletter including information about upcoming events and recent publications from the section's members.
04 June 2021 - The Gender and Communication Section is pleased to invite you to the webinar ‘Ecologies of care’, health and despair in the Covid-19 pandemic age: the care manifesto as part of the IAMCR Webinar Series. The webinar is free for IAMCR members and pre-registration is required by 02 June.
The Gender and Communication Section (GEN) will be holding online elections for one co-Chair and one Vice-chair positions, for the term 2021 - 2025. The deadline to submit candidacies is 16 May.
3 July, 2021 - The Gender and Communication Section invites the submission of abstracts for an online symposium titled "Being Marginal- Performing Raced and Gendered Labour", to be held on 3 July 2021. The deadline for submissions is 1 April.
IAMCR's Gender and Communication Section invites the submission of proposals for single papers and multi-paper sessions (the online conference equivalent of a panel in a face to face conference) for IAMCR 2021, which will be held online from 11 to 15 July, with a regional hub in Nairobi, Kenya. The deadline for submission is 9 February 2021, at 23.59 UTC.
The Gender and Communication (GEN) Section will be holding online elections in 2020 for one Chair and one Vice Chair positions. The deadline to submit candidacies is 10 June 2020.
IAMCR's Gender and Communication Section invites the submission of abstracts of papers and proposals for panels for the 2020 conference of the association, which will be held from 12 to 16 July, 2020 at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.
The International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) will hold its annual conference from 20-24 June 2018 at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon, USA.
IAMCR's Gender and Communication Section invites proposals that reflect the section's interest.