Media Soc Symposium

2021 Virtual Media Sociology Symposium

Thursday the 5th of August 2021 


We look forward to seeing you virtually in 2021 and in Philadelphia in 2022!

As ASA has gone virtual for Chicago 2021, the Media Sociology Symposium is following suit. Thanks to Julie Wiest who did an amazing job hosting the event in 2019, plans are already underway for our next f2f meeting in Philadelphia 2022 where we will meet again.

Information on submissions to the 2021 virtual event in August will be posted here by February 2021 with a May 1st 2021 deadline for either individual submissions or panel submissions.

If you were accepted last year, you are invited again! All accepted submissions for the 2020 event will be honored in 2021 as the Berkeley event had to be cancelled due to COVID-19.

We are currently planning a great line up with keynote speaker, special panels, etc. and are excited to ask the CITAMS community to participate! The event is FREE to all CITAMS members with current section membership so make sure to renew your membership in CITAMS!

The 2020 Media Sociology Symposium was to have been held at UC Berkeley this August 7th (sponsored by the UC Berkeley ISSI, Emerald Studies in Media and Communications, and CITAMS in tandem with the ASA and AEJMC meetings in San Francisco). The invited keynote speaker was David Bamman from the UC Berkeley I School. In addition, the event was to have featured the CITAMS’s Chair’s Panel: Work @ a Crossroads: Opportunities, Challenges & Inequalities of Digital Work organized by Anabel Quan-Haase and Christo Sims with panelists TL Taylor, Lilly Irani, Christoph Lutz, Gemma Newlands, and Alex Miltsov. Panels were planned on a variety of topics related to media, technology, and society.

2020 Organizing Committee Members (in alphabetical order): Wenhong Chen, Ken Kambara, Laura Robinson, Jeremy Schulz, Ian Sheinheit, & Julie Wiest

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Thank you to our sponsors!



For more information on the Media Sociology Preconference held from 2013 until 2019 see the Spring 2018 CITAMS Newsletter