Grad Student Conference

The Media School Graduate Student Conference

April 7, 2017 | Indiana University-Bloomington

At the Media School, “media” is our common ground, the one thing that links us all together. We come from a variety of academic backgrounds, disciplines and departments; we draw on a range of perspectives, methods and theories. But we all share a common object of study: media.

With media as our common frame of reference, this conference is dedicated to showcasing the variety of interdisciplinary, media-related graduate student research at IU. The conference aims to bring graduate students from across campus together in constructive dialogue, to forge new relationships, cross-pollinate ideas, inspire, learn and educate each other. All events and workshops will be at Franklin Hall.

This conference will include both traditional 50-minute panels devoted to the formal presentation of research and more conversational workshops devoted to working through disciplinary, methodological or political/cultural questions. Additionally, we will feature media objects such as short films, images, photographs and other types of media objects.

Join us!

If you produce, study, criticize or celebrate media, if your research touches on one of the many things that “media” signifies, and if you are a grad student at IU, we call on you to join us in a campus-wide conference on media.

8:30 a.m. Coffee Meet & Greet

Franklin Hall commons

9-9:20 a.m. Keynote Speaker

Rob Potter, director of the school’s Institute for Communication Research

9:30-10:20 a.m. Sessions

Video Game Studies: Franklin Hall 312

  • Jess Tompkins (Media School)
  • Alex Mirowski (Informatics)
  • Ken Rosenberg (Media School)

Fan Studies as Fan Scholars: Franklin Hall 114

  • Megan Connor (Media School)
  • Lauren Savit (Gender Studies)
  • Tristan Gohring (Informatics)

10:30-11:20 a.m. Sessions

Sex and Media Workshop: Franklin Hall 312

  • Yanyan Zhou (Media School)
  • Mona Malacane (Media School)
  • Christopher Owens (Applied Health Science)
  • Niki Fritz (Media School)

Mediating Authenticity: Franklin Hall 114

  • Taeyoung Kim (Media School)
  • Leigh Bush (Food Studies)
  • Ejae Lee (Media School)

11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Sessions

Media and Cognition: Franklin Hall 114

  • Lucia Corres Sarria (Media School)
  • Xia Zheng (Media School)
  • Kelsey Prena (Media School)

Trailer Studies: Franklin Hall 310

  • Alex Svensson (CMCL)
  • Jesse Balzer (CMCL)
  • Javon Goard (Informatics)

12:20-1:30 p.m. Lunch Break

1:30-2:45 p.m. Sessions

Gender in the Media: Franklin Hall 212

  • Teresa Lynch (Media School)
  • Glenna Read (Media School)
  • Mona Malacane (Media School)

Race in Film and Television; Franklin Hall 114

  • Kim Miller (Gender Studies)
  • Andre Seewood (Media School)
  • Teresa Jackson (Gender Studies)
  • Viorela Dan (Berlin)

3-4:15 p.m. Sessions

Gender in the Media: Franklin Hall 212

  • Christian Potter (Media School)
  • Katie Johnson (CMCL)
  • Ryan Rousseau (Gender Studies)

New Media Platforms: Franklin 114

  • Andreas Bueckle (Information Science)
  • Brian Harper (Informatics)
  • Josh Sites (Media School)
  • Corey Barker (CMCL)

4:25-5:40 p.m. Sessions

Political Communication: Franklin Hall 212

  • Edo Steinberg and Ken Rosenberg (Media School)
  • Minchul Kim and Cheonsoo Kim (Media School)
  • Brent Hale (Media School)
  • David Gustavsen (Information and Library Science)

7 p.m.

Join the organizers and presenters at Kilroy’s Sports Bar on North Walnut. This event is in conjunction with the IU Graduate and Professional Student Government organization.


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