SMC speaker series to showcase media and communication research

The School of Media and Communication is launching a new speaker series to showcase its commitment to research and intellectual inquiry.

SMC Spring Speakers, which Patrick Murphy, associate dean for research and graduate studies, hopes will become a tradition at the school, will feature academics from Temple and other institutions.

“As a new school, we really want to celebrate research by inviting in top scholars in the field of media and communication from other institutions, as well as highlighting the work of our own faculty,” Murphy says.

The speaker series will be held in Annenberg Hall from February through April.

Digital Dissent: Revolutionary Humor Between Old and New Media

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2-3:15 p.m.
Annenberg Hall, Room 3
Marwan Kraidy
Professor of global communication, Annenberg School of Communication, University of Pennsylvania


Fashion and Celebrity 2.0: Reconciling Discourses of Authenticity and Self-Promotion in an Era of Social Media

Friday, Feb. 22, 2-3:30 p.m.
Annenberg Hall, Room 3
Alice Marwick
Assistant professor, Communication and Media Studies, Fordham University
Brooke Duffy
Assistant professor, Department of Advertising, Temple University


Advancing the Dialogue: The Effectiveness of a Journalism Online Race Studies class (1997-2010)

Wednesday, March 6, 1-2 p.m., Annenberg Hall, Room 301
Karen Turner
Associate professor of journalism, Temple University


Comix, Cartoons and the Uncensored Artistic Mind: The Editorial Cartoon and Political Satire in America

Thursday, March 7, 2-3:15 p.m., Annenberg Hall, Room 3
Dwayne (aka “Mr. Fish”) Booth
Truthdig cartoonist & columnist


Conversations with Journalists in Cyberspace: Three Studies on Media Effects in the Age of Social Media

Wednesday, March 20, 1-2 p.m., Annenberg Hall, Room 301
Susan Jacobson
Assistant professor of journalism, Temple University


Citizenship Excess: Latinos/as, Media, and the Nation

Tuesday, March 26, 2:00-3:15, Annenberg Hall, Room 3
Hector Amaya
Associate professor of media studies, University of Virginia


Effects of Social Support on Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: Evidence from the Wenchuan Earthquake

Tuesday, April 2, Noon-1 p.m., Annenberg Hall, Room 301
Kaibin Xu
Assistant professor, Department of Strategic Communication, Temple University


Video Games, User Generated Content and Regulating Video Game Culture

Thursday, April 18, 2-3:15 p.m., Annenberg Hall, Room 3
Greg Lastwoka
Professor, Rutgers School of Law
T.L. Taylor
Associate professor of comparative media studies, MIT