2016 Graduate Student Symposium

2016 Graduate Student Symposium, Annenberg School for Communication
25 Mar 2016 - 9:15am to 5:00pm
Annenberg School for Communication, Room 500
ASC Only

The Annenberg School for Communication presents the Fourth Annual Graduate Student Symposium. The theme this year is, "Connected."

The Symposium provides Annenberg doctoral students with a forum to present their latest papers, prepare for upcoming conferences, and receive feedback on ongoing projects from their peers and the faculty of the Annenberg School.

Program for March 25

9:15 Breakfast

9.30 – 9.45 Introduction

9.45 – 11.15 Approaching Health: Information, Activism, & Behavior

  • Minji Kim, When Similarity Strikes Back – the Positive and negative role of character-audience similarity
  • Jazmyne A. Sutton, Intentional or Incidental? Information Seeking, Scanning and Contraception Use Among Young Women
  • Leah Ferentinos, Lessons and Questions in Community Activism: A Look at the Mobilization of a Small U.S. Town during the AIDS Epidemic
  • Yilang Peng, Time travel with one click: effects of mobile photo filters on viewers perceptions of photographs

11.30 – 1.00 The Medium & the Message

  • Taylor-Rae Collins-Headley, "$200 Dates and Fixing Plates: Black Twitter Discourse Regarding Gendered Societal Norms"
  • Betty Ferrari, “Fake” accounts, real activism: political faking and user-generated satire as activist intervention
  • Jasmine Erdener, Performance, Power and Collectivity
  • Danielle Naugle, Elaborating a Model of Musical Messaging

1.00 – 1.45 Lunch

1.45 – 3.15 Data & society

  • Aaron Shapiro, Crime as data: The move from predictive to prescriptive policing and the empirical underpinnings of police reform    
  • Sun-ha Hong, Data’s Intimacy: Machinic sensibility and the quantified self
  • Jonathan Pace, Darknet’s System of Trade
  • Natalie Herbert, Is Inequality Inescapable? An agent-based bargaining model of network structure and nominal characteristic tags

3.30 – 5.00 Community & Collectivity

  • Rosemary Clark, Building a Digital Girl Army: The Cultivation of Feminist Safe Spaces Online
  • Joshua Becker, An Experimental Study of Critical Mass
  • Kate Zambon, Integration:  The Cultural Politics of Nation and Migration in the New German Public
  • Nour Halabi, Collective Identity in Exile: Syrian Refugees between media representations and lived experience.
This event may be photographed and/or video recorded for archival, educational, and related promotional purposes. We also video stream many of these video recordings through the Annenberg web site. By attending or participating in this event, you are giving your consent to be photographed and/or video recorded and you are waiving any and all claims regarding the use of your image by the Annenberg School for Communication. The Annenberg School for Communication, at its discretion, may provide a copy of the photos/footage upon written request.