Welcome to CITAMS! (Formerly CITASA)
We are the Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology section of the American Sociological Association (CITAMS).
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The 2019 Winter Newsletter is here
Ian Sheinheit, Julie Wiest, and Brooke Dinsmore (Co-Editors) have just finished the 29 page CITAMS Newsletter for Winter 2019 with letters from the Eds and Chair Deana Rohlinger, featured research, announcements, and more.
Call for Media Sociology Preconference 2019 NYC
The call for papers for the 2019 Media Sociology Preconference is up! A big thanks to local organizer Kenneth Kambara for hosting the event at LIM College .
This year’s plenary speaker is Phillipa Chong (McMaster University). Sponsored by Emerald Studies in Media and Communications, Julie Wiest is organizing a special plenary session in the afternoon “Media Representations of Crime: Constructing Culture and Shaping Social Life.”
Please submit your abstract and/or fully-constituted panel submissions by March 31st 2019 to email@example.com. Notification of acceptance will occur sometime in mid-April. Free registration to the preconference will be offered to all current CITAMS members. For all details, see here.
CALL FOR 2019 CITAMS AWARDS
NOMINATE YOURSELF OR A COLLEAGUE!
CITAMS William F. Ogburn Mid-Career Achievement Award
This award recognizes a sustained body of research by a scholar who has provided an outstanding contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the areas relevant to the section. This year CITAMS will award the Mid-Career Achievement Award. CITAMS defines mid-career as 10 to 20 years since the completion of a doctoral degree. If you would like to nominate a scholar for the award, please send a nomination letter via email to the following committee members by March 15, 2019:
Wenhong Chen (Chair) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
W Russell Neuman Email: email@example.com
Sarah Sobieraj Email: Sarah.Sobieraj@tufts.edu
Best Paper Award
This award recognizes an outstanding published paper or book chapter on a topic relevant to the section. Submissions must be in English and published within the two calendar years prior to the award nomination deadline. If you would like to nominate a paper for the award, please send a nomination letter and a copy of the paper via email to the following committee members by March 15, 2019:
Mito Akiyoshi (Chair) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Apryl Williams Email: email@example.com
Terry McDonnell Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Best Student Paper Award
This award recognizes an outstanding published or unpublished paper/book chapter on a topic relevant to the section, or an outstanding design or use of media, communication, or information technology. Submissions must be in English. If you would like to nominate a paper for the award, please send a nomination letter and a copy of the paper via email to the following committee members by March 15, 2019:
Deana Rohlinger (Chair) Email: email@example.com
Tim Recuber Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ethel Mickey Email: email@example.com
Scott Duxbury Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Best Book Award
This award recognizes an outstanding book on a topic relevant to a topic of the sections. Submissions must be in English and published within the two calendar years prior to the award nomination deadline. If you would like to nominate a book for the award, please send a nomination letter via email to the committee members. Copies of the book need to be mailed to and received by each of the committee members on or before March 15, 2019.
Anabel Quan-Hasse (Chair) Email: email@example.com
Department of Sociology Room 5413, Social Science Centre
The University of Western Ontario London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 5C2
Christo Sims Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Communication, University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive, #0503, La Jolla CA 92093-0503
Bryce Hannibal Email: email@example.com
1519 Hunter Creek Dr. College Station, TX 77845
Public Sociology Award
This award recognizes a specific achievement in teaching, the development or the use of a communication, media, or information technology, or the dissemination of knowledge that advances public understanding or engagement on topics of concern in the section. If you would like to nominate a scholar for the award, please send a nomination letter via email to the following committee members by March 15, 2019:
Jenny Davis (Chair) Email: Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff Goldfarb Email: GoldfarJ@newschool.edu
Sam Scovill Email: email@example.com
Learn more about CITAMS’s 30-Year Anniversary here
The 2018 CITAMS Annual Special Issue of iCS is published!
CITAMS as a transfield: introduction to the special issue by Jenny L. Davis, Jason A. Smith & Barry Wellman
Abandoned not: media sociology as a networked transfield by Wenhong Chen
The identity curation game: digital inequality, identity work, and emotion management by Laura Robinson
Are older adults networked individuals? Insights from East Yorkers’ network structure, relational autonomy, and digital media use by Hua Wang, Renwen Zhang, & Barry Wellman
Does compassion go viral? Social media, caring, and the Fort McMurray wildfire by Shelley Boulianne, Joanne Minaker & Timothy J. Haney
Inequality in digital skills and the adoption of online safety behaviors by Matias Dodel & Gustavo Mesch
The echo chamber is overstated: the moderating effect of political interest and diverse media by Elizabeth Dubois & Grant Blank
Professionalization through attrition? An event history analysis of mortalities in citizen journalism by Ryan P. Larson & Andrew M. Lindner
Armchair detectives and the social construction of falsehoods: an actor–network approach by Penn Pantumsinchai
Blood, Sweat, and Tears: Navigating Creepy versus Cool in Wearable Biotech by Elizabeth Wissinger
Beyond privacy: bodily integrity as an alternative framework for understanding non-consensual pornography by PJ Patella-Rey
You can see previous iCS CITAMS special issues here.
You can see more information on annual iCS-CITAMS special issues here.
We extend our thanks to Ricci Humphrey for her excellent work creating a logo to match our new section name: Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology of the ASA: CITAMS. Ricci is a designer and photographer based in College Station, TX. We thank her for doing a fabulous job! Like her work? She can be contacted at RicciDHumphrey@gmail.com.