Thank you to CITAMS’ generous sponsors:
NEW SPONSORS: MSU & OII!
CONTINUING SPONSORS: FSU, iCS, & ESMC
Michigan State University (new sponsor!)
MSU’s Department of Media and Information offers an interdisciplinary and energetic learning environment united by a passion for media and information. In our state-of-the-art labs and centers, we’re researching new avenues of communication technology and computer-centered interaction. In our classrooms, our world-class, award-winning faculty teach all aspects of the vibrant media ecosystem.
The Oxford Internet Institute (new sponsor!)
The Oxford Internet Institute is a multidisciplinary research and teaching department of the University of Oxford, dedicated to the social science of the Internet.
Digital connections are now embedded in almost every aspect of our daily lives, and research on individual and collective behaviour online is crucial to understanding our social, economic and political world.
- Research: We have unprecedented access to a huge volume of rich social data, and are developing new theories, concepts and methods to analyse it. About our research.
- Teaching: Our Masters and doctoral programmes bring students from all over the world, to work with our faculty at the cutting-edge of their fields. Study at the OII.
- Policy: We provide the empirical data and conceptual analysis that is so needed to design policy solutions to societal problems. About our policy work.
Our academic faculty and graduate students are drawn from many different disciplines: we believe this combined approach is essential to tackle society’s ‘big questions’. Together, we aim to positively shape the development of our digital world for the public good.
Florida State University Department of Sociology
The Department of Sociology was established by President Edward Conradi in 1918. At that time the university was Florida State College for Women, and it remained a single-sex institution until 1947 when it was renamed Florida State University. The founding and sole member of the Department of Sociology was Dr. Raymond Bellamy, who described Tallahassee in those days as a place where “mules and oxen were more frequently seen than automobiles.” Dr. Bellamy was a widely read scholar who taught with passion in numerous areas besides sociology, including economics, political science, history, anthropology, and statistics. Dr. Bellamy was head of the department through 1950, a remarkable 31-year term, and the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy is housed in the campus building bearing his name.
The Department of Sociology today is considerably larger than during Dr. Bellamy’s time and its faculty are more specialized and research focused. Nonetheless, instructional excellence and departmental collegiality remain trademarks of the department today as they did during the early years under Dr. Bellamy’s leadership. Our faculty have won more University Teaching Awards and University Distinguished Teaching Awards than any other department in the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, and more than most academic departments in the university. Our graduate students are usually among the handful of Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award recipients each year. The department also emphasizes collaborative research, continuing a long tradition of working closely with graduate and undergraduate students.
The topics explored in teaching and research in the Department of Sociology cover a range of subjects and methodological approaches. These are captured broadly by the three areas of concentration that define the PhD program: aging & health, demography, and inequality & social justice. Many faculty and students collaborate in research on these areas through affiliations with the Center for Demography and Population Health and the Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy.
Faculty and graduate students are active in regional association such as the Southern Sociological Society and the Southern Demographic Association, as well as, national associations like the American Sociological Association, Population Association of America, and the Gerontological Society of America. Our faculty and graduate students actively support the local chapter of Sociologists for Women in Society, and the Department benefits from an active Sociology Graduate Student Union.
They offer a Bachelor’s in Sociology, a Master’s in Applied Social Research, and a PhD in Sociology. Our faculty also contribute significantly to FSU’s Master’s in Demography and Master’s in Public Health programs and the undergraduate African American Studies program.
For more information, please see https://coss.fsu.edu/sociology/overview
Information, Communication & Society
Since 1997, the journal Information, Communication & Society (iCS) has been charting the global diffusion and implications of digital media, communication and information technologies for individuals, households and society at large. The ubiquity of such media is a striking testimony to their influence in the contemporary world. This rich interdependence and inseparability of social and technical manifestations is well represented in the titles of articles published in iCS covering almost every facet of our lifestyles including patterns of work and leisure, entertainment, consumption, education, environmentalism, political activity, domestic life and individual identity. A defining objective of iCS is the publication of the highest quality material and to provide an international forum for accessible but critical analyses of the social shaping and implications of technological change. It has always avoided the more hyperbolic claims of technological futurists and has instead sought to ground our knowledge and understanding on high quality empirical and theoretic studies of media, communication and information technologies and society. Published articles in iCS have all been subjected to rigorous peer review comprising initial editorial screening and anonymous refereeing by at least two referees. 2017 Impact Factor 3.084 Journal Citation Reports – 5/84 in Communication Studies and 7/146 Sociology
Emerald is a global publisher linking research and practice to the benefit of society. The company manages a portfolio of over 290 journals and over 2,500 books and book series volumes. Among these publications, Emerald Studies in Media and Communications publishes two annual volumes that capitalize on the series’ sponsorship by the Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association (CITAMS). The annual volumes are highlighted at the CITAMS business meeting.
For more information on Emerald Studies in Media and Communications, please see http://www.emeraldmediastudies.com/