Undergraduates in Professor Jessa Lingel's Urban Ethnography class immersed themselves in several non-profit groups in Philadelphia, including Rebel Ventures, a granola bar business run by middle and high school students at the Dorrance H. Hamilton Center for Culinary Enterprises at 46th and Market streets. This video shows the Penn students' experience, which also included making their own video documentaries.
On April 26, 2016, the Annenberg School for Communication paid tribute to Monroe Price, an acclaimed global communication scholar who has been with the Annenberg School for Communication for a decade. He has served as the founding director of the Center for Global Communication Studies, Annenberg School for Communication. This warm and inspiring event included five panelists who paid tribute to Price's remarkable career and accomplishments.
Uprisings spread like wildfire across the Arab world from 2010 to 2012, fueled by a desire for popular sovereignty. Investigating what drives people to risk everything to express themselves in rebellious art, The Naked Blogger of Cairo uncovers the creative insurgency at the heart of the Arab uprisings. While commentators have stressed the role of social media, Marwan M. Kraidy shows that the essential medium of political expression was not texting or Twitter, but something more fundamental: the human body. Here, Kraidy discusses the themes in his book, available from Harvard University Press on May 9, 2016.
Professor Jessa Lingel presents her research at TEDx Bend Salon.