ASC@Penn News Digest, Feb. 29


Journal Articles


Professor Sharrona Pearl: "Victorian Blockbuster Bodies and the Freakish Pleasure of Looking" (Nineteenth-Century Contexts: An Interdisciplinary Journal)

Doctoral Student Rosemary Clark: "'Hope in a hashtag': the discursive activism of #WhyIStayed" (Feminist Media Studies)

In the Media

Inquisitr: "The Black Panther Party's Two Histories: Black vs. White" cites the research of Dean Michael Delli Carpini.

The Annenberg Public Policy Center's research on the Zika virus, led by Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Managing Director of Survey Research Ken Winneg, received news coverage:

Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson was also quoted in a number of media outlets:

FiveThirtyEight: Professor Dan Hopkins wrote "Ted Cruz's General Election Strategy is Wishful Thinking" and "Rubio or Cruz Could Help the GOP Win Over More Latino Voters."

WAMC Northeast Public Radio: The Academic Minute interviewed Professor Sandra González-Bailón.

BTRtoday: "Parallel Week: Does Face Symmetry Equal Success?" quotes and cites the research of Professor Sharrona Pearl

Musiqology: "Listen: A Roundtable on Race and the Oscars" was written by Doctoral Student John Vilanova and includes audio from a roundtable on race and the Oscars held at the Institute for Contemporary Art (see below). He also wrote the piece, "Kendrick Lamar and the Structural Limits of Black Excellence."

The Hill: "Suicide, homicide and the prevention of gun violence" was authored by APPC Research Director Dan Romer.

Endless Mountains Magazine: "An American in Africa: Paying it Forward" profiles Doctoral Candidate Danielle Naugle.

The Philadelphia Inquirer: "Penn study looks for healthy habits on TV shows" is a Q&A with Patrick E. Jamieson, director of APPC's Adolescent Health and Risk Communication Institute about covers a new grant given to Coding of Health and Media Project (CHAMP). The grant was also covered in The Daily Pennsylvanian's "How healthy are your TV shows? Annenberg study tracks healthy behavior in programs." 

At the Podium 

Professor Marwan Kraidy spoke at the University of Tampere School of Communication, Media and Theater's Workshop on Media, Event and Social Theory in Finland.

Professor Sandra González-Bailón delivered a keynote speech at the Networking Workshop for International Postdoctoral Researchers in Computational Social Sciences in Cologne, Germany.

Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson made the presentation “Countering Misuses of Scientific Findings” at the American Association for the Advancement of Science 2016 annual meeting as part of the panel “Going Public: How Science Communicators Can Break Through the Noise.”

Professor Robert Hornik gave the Elihu Katz Colloquium Lecture, "Assessing Behavioral Effects of Exposure to Ordinary Media Content: some theory, some methods, and some evidence."

CAMRA organized the roundtable discussion "Race, Media, and the Oscar Controversy," with Professor John Jackson and ASC alumna Khadija White (Gr'12). Click here to listen to the audio.

Scholars Program in Culture and Communication Visiting Scholar David Hesmondhalgh gave the lecture, "Cultural Markets and Human Flourishing: A Moral Economy of David Bowie."

Claire Wardle (Gr'04) delivered the 2016 George Gerbner Lecture, "The ‘New’ Ethical Challenges of Digital Journalism."

Center for Global Communication Studies Visiting Scholars Stanislav BudnitskiyJoão Araújo Monteiro Neto, Lin Shi, and Till Waescher each presented at CGCS's 2016 Visiting Scholar Lunchtime Discussion.

Visiting Scholar Yesim Kaptan delivered the talk "The Turkish Halal Market and Islamic Capitalism" at Stanford University.

Doctoral Candidate Sandra Ristovska gave a video presentation, "Utilizing Video to Advance Policy: The Human Rights Perspective" at the University of Padova (Italy) at the roundtable, "Translating Knowledge into Policies and Practice."

Betsy Levy Paluck gave the Elihu Katz Colloquium lecture, "Changing Social Norms and Behavior: Communications from Peers, Media, and Institutions."

Paul DiMaggio gave the Elihu Katz Colloquium lecture, "Disciplining Interpretation: Machine Learning Approaches to Studying Cultural Change."

White House Digital Staffer Jenna Brayton gave the talk, "The First Digital White House: A YouTube Presidency, Hashtag Activism, and the Significance of the Shift to the Internet" at Annenberg.

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