Call for Applications:
The Fifth CityU Summer School in Social Science Research
CityU Summer School in Social Science Research is aimed at offering advanced graduate-level training in theories, methodologies, and technologies of social science research. This year, the Summer School will focus on the process of developing theoretical frameworks for research project and turning them into academic publications. Applications from both PhD and advanced MA/MPhil students are encouraged and CityU will provide full tuition waiver for 10 most qualified applicants.
Convener: Marko M. Skoric, Associate Professor, City University of Hong Kong
Where: City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R, China
When: June 3-7, 2019
Application deadline: May 2nd, 2019
Notifications by: May 10th, 2019
From Ideation to Publication: An Academic Journey
Instructor: Hernando Rojas, Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication, Helen Firstbrook Franklin Chair, and Director of the Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Description: This year, the Summer School attendees will examine the process involved from having an idea, to the development of this idea into a research project, and ultimately to published work. Building on models of presumed influence, communication mediation, and how new media affects the public sphere, we will (1) trace the development of certain ideas central to the field of communication; (2) consider how research methods have molded our scientific understanding of societal processes; and (3) examine the nuts and bolts of publication and professional development in the academic field. Professor Rojas and other guest speakers will deliver a series of lectures and tutorials during five days of the Summer School, from Monday morning (June 3rd) to Friday afternoon (June 7th) at the Department of Media and Communication, City University of Hong Kong.
Speaker biography: Hernando Rojas is Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication, Helen Firstbrook Franklin Chair, and Director of the Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His scholarship focuses on political communication, in particular examining: (a) the deployment of new communication technologies for social mobilization in a variety of contexts; (b) the influence of audience perceptions of media (and audience perceptions of media effects) on both public opinion and the structure of the public sphere; and (c) the conditions under which media support democratic governance. Rojas has authored 4 books and over 70 articles and book chapters. His research has won awards from the International Communication Association (ICA), the World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR) and the Association for Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). He has served as Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Public Opinion Research and multiple editorial boards. He has also held leadership positions in professional associations including ICA, WAPOR and AEJMC. Rojas holds courtesy research affiliations with the Colombian Center for Political Communication Research, the Universidad Catolica in Chile, and the Singapore Internet Research Center.