We want to globalise research and teaching in media and communication studies.
Our field is ripe for change. While most agree that it needs to be more internationally diverse, progress has been slow. Good ideas are not lacking, but their diffusion and application has lagged. We hope to build a network that will accelerate the development of more globalised ways of studying and teaching media and communication.
Our network is not a department or a research centre. We are an informal collective of academics from different continents. We believe that there is already a critical mass of colleagues who have been pushing the boundaries of our field, and even larger numbers who intuitively share our broad vision. We think that loosely coordinated collaboration can accelerate the changes we would like to see.
Our immediate goal is to develop a resource hub for teachers: it will recommend topics and course materials for colleagues who want to globalise their syllabi but are not sure how. We are also keen to stimulate more global research in areas that remain highly western-centric, through events and publications.
We are starting with an open call to join our network. You may be an academic who is already engaged in efforts to globalise, dewesternise, and decolonialise the field. Or, you may be open to the idea of adapting your teaching and research to make it more diverse and inclusive, but not have figured out an approach that suits you. Please sign up so we can keep the conversation going….