ASC@Penn News Digest, November 2018


Journal Articles

Professor Jessa Lingel: “Socio-Technical Transformations in Secondary Markets: A Comparison of Craigslist and VarageSale” (Internet Histories)

Professor Jessa Lingel and Doctoral Student Chloé Nurik: “Institutional Shadow Bodies in Mental Health Care Information Seeking” (CSCW)

Professor Victor Pickard: "Radical Interventions: Ed Herman's Intellectual Roots and Activism within the Political Economic Tradition" (Media Theory)

Research Director Dan Romer: “Disentangling Longitudinal Relations between Youth Cannabis Use, Peer Cannabis Use, and Conduct Problems: Developmental Cascading Links to Cannabis Use Disorder” (Addiction)

Postdoctoral Fellow Daniel Grinberg: “Tracking Movements: Black Activism, Aerial Surveillance, and Transparency Optics” (Media, Culture & Society)

Postdoctoral Fellow Boaz Hameiri: “Deep Pockets and Poor Results: The Effect of Wealth Cues on First Offers in Negotiation” (Group Decision and Negotiation)

Doctoral Candidate Allyson Volinsky: “Addressing [HEALTH TOPIC] among [POPULATION]: A Fill-in-the-Blank Activity to Promote Understanding of Formative Health Communication Campaign Decisions” (Communication Teacher)

Research Reports

The Annenberg Public Policy Center released the second and third reports as part of its Science Media Monitor initiative.

In the Media 

Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson was interviewed or quoted in the following media outlets:

MIT Sloan Management Review: “The Truth about Behavioral Change” was written by Professor Damon Centola.

Penn Today: “Social Scientists Trade Academic Silos for Shared Workspace” quoted Professor Damon Centola.

Psychology Today: “What Can ‘Alice in Wonderland’ Tell Us about Life Online” was written by Professor Damon Centola. "M'astora que encara ningú defineixi els EUA com un règim autoritari" (in Catalan) is a Q&A with Professor Barbie Zelizer.

McAlvany Weekly Commentary: “Perpetual Surveillance: Your Smart City Knows More about You than Your Mother Does” interviewed Professor Emeritus Oscar H. Gandy, Jr. [AUDIO]

Hypermediations: “War Machines” interviewed Professor Marwan M. Kraidy.

Online Gods: “Episode 12: The Body and Me Too India” interviewed Professor Marwan M. Kraidy.

Penn Today: “Award-Winning Project Sparks Dialogue around Trans Literacy” quoted Professor Jessa Lingel.

Professor Diana C. Mutz was interviewed or quoted in the following media outlets:

Foreign Affairs: “The Bogus Backlash to Globalization” covered research conducted by Professor Diana C. Mutz and Doctoral Candidate Eunji Kim.

CNN Business: “From Book Clubs to Cookware, BuzzFeed Finds New Ways to Make Money” quoted Professor Victor Pickard.

Professor Joseph Turow was interviewed or quoted in the following media outlets:

The Ethical Machine: “AI Marketing as a Trojan Horse” was written by Professor Joseph Turow.

Penn Today: “GovLabPHL Embeds Academic Research into City Government” quoted Professor Daniel J. Hopkins.

Pennsylvania Gazette: “No Politics is Local” covered research conducted by Professor Daniel J. Hopkins.

Rewire.News: “The Suburban Shift Putting Republicans in Peril” was written by Lecturer Murali Balaji.

PBS NOVA: “How Does Your Brain Process Political Ideas?” interviewed Research Scientist Emile Bruneau. [VIDEO]

Philadelphia Inquirer: “Meet South Philly’s Melissa Fabello and Her Mission to Spread Body Acceptance” quoted Postdoctoral Fellow Rosemary Clark-Parsons.

Philadelphia Inquirer: “Lingerie Leader Victoria’s Secret Has New Competition: Brands Embracing Body Positivity” quoted Postdoctoral Fellow Rosemary Clark-Parsons.

The Drama Review: "Rewriting Narratives in Egyptian Theatre: Translation, Performance, Politics; Tahrir Tales: Plays from the Egyptian Revolution" was written by Postdoctoral Fellow Rayya El-Zein.

International Journal of Urban and Regional Research: "Luna Khirfan (ed.) 2017: Order and Disorder: Urban Governance and the Making of Middle Eastern Cities. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press" was written by Postdoctoral Fellow Rayya El-Zein.

Philadelphia Inquirer: “Why the Gritty Meme Has Such Resilience” quoted Postdoctoral Fellow Samira Rajabi.

Financial Times: "China Censorship Moves from Politics to Economics" quoted Doctoral Candidate Kecheng Fang.

Washington Post: “China’s ‘Responsive’ Authoritarianism” covered research conducted by Doctoral Candidate Kecheng Fang.

Philadelphia Inquirer: “To Get Smokers to Quit, Cigarette Warning Labels with Diseased Body Parts are Most Effective, Penn Study Finds” quoted Doctoral Student Jazmyne Sutton.

CBS 3: “Some Cigarette Labels ‘Get Pretty Darn Graphic,’ Just Not in the United States” interviewed Doctoral Candidate Jazmyne Sutton. [VIDEO]

Awards & Honors

Dean John L. Jackson, Jr. received the 2018 Penn Alumni Faculty Award of Merit from the University of Pennsylvania in recognition of his outstanding contributions to alumni education and engagement.

Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson’s book Cyberwar was included in The Times Literary Supplement’s “Books of the Year 2018.”

Postdoctoral Fellow Ozan Kuru was awarded a research grant from WhatsApp to study misinformation and news sharing in the U.S., Turkey, and Singapore.

At the Podium

Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson was a featured guest as part of the “House of Speakeasy: Seriously Entertaining” literary cabaret series held at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater in New York.

Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson gave a lecture entitled “How Russian Hackers and Trolls Helped Elect a President” at Harvard’s Shorenstein Center.

Professor Barbie Zelizer gave the opening lecture of the 2018-19 degree in Journalism at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. It was entitled "What Invisibility Tells Us About the News."

Professor Barbie Zelizer gave the talk "How to Witness Invisibility" at the London School of Economics event "Changing cultures of witnessing: paintings, selfies, hashtags."

Professor Damon Centola gave invited talks at the University of Pennsylvania’s Social and Behavioral Science Workshop, at the EE Computer Systems Colloquium at Stanford University, and at the Social Norms and Informal Institutions Lecture Series at the University of Pennsylvania.

Professor Sandra González-Bailón participated in a panel discussion entitled “Social Media & Platform Politics: The (Un)intended Consequences for Democracy” at the University of Ottawa.

At the 2018 Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association, the following Annenberg faculty and students presented:

Professor Jessa Lingel gave the following talks:

At the “After the Care Crisis” symposium held at the University of Pennsylvania, Professor Julia Ticona gave a presentation entitled “Trusted Strangers: Technology & Power in Online Markets for Care.”

Professor Joseph Turow participated in the following events:

  • As a founding board member of the Northeast Regional Privacy Scholars Conference, he helped plan the forthcoming conference to be held at Fordham University.
  • He participated in a panel discussion entitled “Privacy: Toward a New Paradigm” at the Antitrust & Public Policy for the 21st Century Summit, hosted at the Harvard Club in New York.
  • He gave an invited lecture entitled “Toward a Sociology of Resignation” at Stanford University.
  • At the Technology and the Self conference hosted at Stanford University, he gave an invited presentation.

Professor Guobin Yang gave two lectures at the Università Degli Studi Di Milano, entitled “The Translator as Listener: Some Reflections on My English Translation of Wenxin Diaolong” and “The Early Tradition of the Chinese Internet and its Lost Treasure.”

Lecturer Murali Balaji was a panelist at the Values and Voices: Speaking Religious Truth to Power conference held at Eastern University.

As part of the Control Societies Speaker Series, Visiting Scholar Wendy Chun gave a lecture entitled “Discriminating Data: Neighborhoods, Individuals, Proxies.”

Visiting Scholar Cherian George gave a Center for Media at Risk colloquium lecture entitled “Cartoon Censorship: Despots, Markets, Mobs, and the Endangered Art of Ridicule.”

Postdoctoral Fellow Giang Nguyen-Thu gave a Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication colloquium lecture entitled “Digesting Precarity: Digital Motherhood, Food Safety, and Health Panic in Vietnam.”

At the 2018 National Communication Association conference, seven Annenberg graduate students gave presentations. They include: Doctoral Candidate Kecheng Fang, Doctoral Student Soojong Kim, Doctoral Candidate Yilang Peng, Doctoral Candidate John Vilanova, Doctoral Student Celeste M. Wagner, Doctoral Student Tian Yang, and Doctoral Student Alvin Y. Zhou. [READ MORE]

Doctoral Candidate Natalie Herbert discussed messaging strategies for anti-opioid training at an event hosted by Penn Libraries.

At the Affect and Social Media Conference in London, Doctoral Student Heather Jaber gave a talk entitled “Sexual Harassment and Social Media in Egypt: Reorienting the Resonance Machine.”

At the 2018 ECREA Conference, held in Lugano, Switzerland, the following Annenberg graduate students gave presentations:

  • Doctoral Candidate Elisabetta Ferrari — “A Short History of Fake Media: Reclaiming Fakeness as Activist Media Practice”
  • Doctoral Student John Remensperger — “Net Neutrality in Developing Nations: A Comparative Media Systems Approach”

Doctoral Candidate Rachel Stonecipher gave a lecture, entitled “How to Change the World: Motivation and Morality in Video Game Design after #Gamergate,” at Texas A&M University, Texarkana.

The Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication welcomed Tarek El-Ariss for a book talk entitled Leaks, Hacks, and Scandals: Arab Culture in the Digital Age.

As part of its Data at Risk series, the Center for Media at Risk welcomed Candis Callison for a lecture entitled “Arctic Journalisms, Civic Spaces, and Indigenous Publics.”

The Center for Media at Risk and the Media Activism Research Collective welcomed David Lyon for a book talk entitled The Culture of Surveillance: Watching as a Way of Life.

The Media Activism Research Collective welcomed Stephen Duncombe for a lecture on art and activism.

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