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[ecrea] New Directions in Media and Sociology Research Conference

Tue Sep 04 17:10:25 GMT 2018

We would like to warmly invite you to attend this year's *New Directions in Media and Sociology Research 2018 Conference *which will be**held at the University of Leicester, The School of Media, Communications, and Sociology on *Wednesday, September 19th 2018**. *

The topic for this year's conference is *“Digital Lives and Alternative Politics”. *Confirmed keynote speakers are Professor Natalie Fenton from Goldsmiths, University of London and Dr. Lina Dencik from Cardiff University.

Please find below the conference outline and the registration link.

Registration Link: New Directions in Media and Sociology (NDiMS) Conference ... <>
Theme: Digital Lives and Alternative PoliticsDate: Wednesday 19th September 2018 Venue: School of Media, Bankfield House, New Walk, University of Leicester



New Directions in Media and Sociology Research 2018

Conference “Digital Lives and Alternative Politics”

NDiMS 2018 Programme Outline

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9.00 am - 9.45 am Registration
9.45 am – 10.00 am Opening Ceremony and Welcome Speech by Dr. Athina Karatzogianni, University of Leicester
10.00 am – 11.00 am Keynote lecture by Dr. Lina Dencik, Cardiff University
11.00 am – 11.15 am Break, tea and coffee

Session I: Offline/Online surveillance and counter/alternative politics

11.15 am – 11.30 am “Reflections on the WeMakeThe.City festival: a discursive- material perspective”Daphne Mangalousi, University of Leicester 11.30 am – 11.45 am “Unit: hacktivism resistance to surveillance realism” Silvia Semenzin, University of Milan 11.45 am – 12.00 pm “Indigeneity Discourse within Kurdish Political Movement and Its Significance for the Indigenous Peoples of the Middle East’ Aynur Unal, University of Leicester 12.00 pm – 12.15 pm “The Battle against ISIS/Daaesh and Beyond (?): A Case Study of British Muslims and the #NotInMyName Movement” Kartini Kamaruzzaman, University of Leicester 12.15 pm – 12.35 pm

Q & A and Discussion (20 minutes)

12.35 pm – 13.35 pm Break and Lunch

Session II: Minority populations in the web and representation and fighting back

13.35 pm – 13.50 pm “Intersectional Feminist Collective” INTRSKTR, Leicester

13.50 pm – 14.05 pm “Coping with Media Suppression: A critical discussion of online-circulation utilization by filmmakers in Malaysia” Amin Affendi, University of Glasgow 14.05 pm – 14.20 pm “Post-gay, Pre-gay, or Non-gay? The Negotiation and Self-Presentation of Non-normative and Non-binary Women on the mainland Chinese Internet” Eva cheuk –Yin Li, King’s College London 14.20 pm – 14.35 pm “Social media, charities and people with rare health conditions” Iain Riddel, University of Leicester
14.35 pm – 14.55 pm

Q & A and Discussion (20 minutes)

Session III: Independent/ investigative journalism and commercialization of information

14.55 pm – 15.10 pm “Investigative journalists in Beijing and Online Information” Nairui Xu, Lancaster University 15.10 pm – 15.25 pm “Selecting the news in the UK, Sweden and Greece” Andreas Anastasiou, University of Leicester 15.25 pm – 15.40 pm “Is the Chinese Online Public Opinion Valuable for Policy Reference? A study of online news comments from Sina and Sohu on the Tianjin Explosion Case” Zipeng Li, University of Edinburgh 15.40 pm – 15.55 pm “Video content reception in the land of telenovelas: a case study of Brazilian connected youth” Flavio Garcia da Rocha, University of Leicester
15.55 pm – 16.15 pm

Q & A and Discussion (20 minutes)

16.15 pm – 16.25 pm Break, tea and coffee

16.25 pm – 17.20 pm Keynote lecture by Professor Natalie Fenton, Goldsmiths, University of London

17.20 pm – 17.40 pm Closing remarks  by Dr. Maria Rovisco, University of Leicester

17.40 pm Social event

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