Scholars Program in Culture and Communication
Faculty & Researchers
Scholars Program in Culture and Communication News
Barbie Zelizer, Ph.D.
Raymond Williams Professor of Communication
Visiting scholars come to Annenberg every spring and fall term to teach and deliver lectures. The Scholars Program helps to broaden the level of awareness among students and faculty of the shared interest around communication and culture.
SummerCulture is an immersion experience sponsored by the Scholars Program in Culture and Communication and is hosted by a different international university each year. Over the course of an intensive two weeks, a group of selected Annenberg students participate in seminars and site visits to better understand contexts in which culture is undergoing challenges from economic, social, political, religious or other forces.
The Scholars Program Symposium is part of an annual series at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Each year Barbie Zelizer, Director of the Scholars Program in Culture and Communication, chooses an Annenberg faculty member(s) to coordinate the symposium who then works with a selected group of doctoral students. The symposium directors and student committee create a theme, select speakers, arrange panels and organize the event along with Program Coordinator Emily Plowman. Often the papers presented at each symposium have been published by Routledge in a series edited by Professor Zelizer.