Media Soc Symposium

2021 Virtual Media Sociology Symposium

Thursday the 5th of August 2021 


We look forward to seeing you virtually in 2021!

In Los Angeles in 2022 and Philadelphia in 2023!

As ASA has gone virtual for Chicago 2021, the Media Sociology Symposium is following suit. Plans are in the works for 2022 in Los Angeles when we hope to have another f2f meeting. Thanks to Julie Wiest who did an amazing job hosting the event in 2019, plans are also underway for our 2023 meeting in Philadelphia.

This year’s virtual event will feature the panel “Work @ a Crossroads: Opportunities, Challenges & Inequalities of Digital Work” organized by Anabel Quan-Haase (Western University) & Christo Sims (University of California).

Information on submissions to the 2021 virtual event in August will be posted here by March 31st with a May 31st 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.

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