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The Annenberg School Welcomes 13 New Visiting Scholars and Postdoctoral Fellows

As the 2020-21 academic year begins, two new visiting scholars and 11 new postdoctoral fellows are joining the Annenberg School for Communication and our various research centers. These scholars will research alongside and collaborate with Annenberg faculty, staff, and students for anywhere from one semester to several years. We are thrilled to welcome them!

Maori Karmael Holmes Appointed at Annenberg Center and Annenberg School

Maori Karmael Holmes, Artistic Director and CEO of BlackStar Film Festival, has been appointed Curator-at-Large for Film at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and Mediamaker-in-Residence at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.

Digital Culture Scholar Jessa Lingel Promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure

Professor Jessa Lingel was recently promoted to Associate Professor and received tenure at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. A scholar of digital culture, Lingel’s work considers the ways that relationships to technology can show us gaps in power or possibilities for social change. On the occasion of this momentous milestone in her academic career, we asked her a few questions (via email — how digital of us!) about her five years at the Annenberg School and what her research, teaching, and activism look like now.

Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication Releases CARGC Digital Publication 1

The Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication is proud to present CARGC Digital Publication 1, Critical Digital Sovereigntiesby doctoral students Lauren Bridges, Heather Jaber, Florence Madenga, and Mariela Morales Suárez; doctoral candidate Zane Griffin Talley Cooper; postdoctoral fellows Stanislav Budnitsky, Giang Nguyen-Thu, and Fernanda R. Rosa; and Professor Marwan M. Kraidy.

CARGC Appoints Two Postdoctoral Fellows for 2020-2022

The Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication (CARGC) at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania has appointed two new CARGC postdoctoral fellows for 2020-2022: Jinsook Kim and Hana Masri. CARGC is thrilled to welcome these new fellows, who are bringing fresh ideas and topics to the field of global communication.

Tour the (Virtual) Annenberg School in Minecraft

Missing Annenberg? Wish you could roam the halls or catch up over a cup of coffee in Suite 200? Well, now you can... virtually!

Etienne Jacquot, Annenberg School IT Support Specialist, has begun creating the 3620 Walnut building in Minecraft. All faculty, staff, and students have access to Minecraft through Penn O365, so everyone is invited to the virtual Annenberg School. You can help construct the building — maybe even recreate your office — or just meet up with fellow Annenbergers.

Sonia Shaikh Named 2020-2022 Gerbner Fellow

Sonia Jawaid Shaikh has been named the 2020-22 George Gerbner Postdoctoral Fellow at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.

Aiming to defend in May 2020, Shaikh is currently finishing her dissertation at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California. Her project explores human collaboration and interaction with AI-enabled technology and its effects on information sharing.

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