CFP: Doctoral Colloquium at IR8.0

by | Apr 25, 2007 | Community, Ethics

Submitted by halavais on Wed, 2007-04-25 16:05. Internet Research 8.0

Call for Participation

Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR)
Annual Conference 2007, Vancouver, Canada

Doctoral Colloquium
The AoIR 8.0 Doctoral Colloquium offers Ph.D. students working in internet research or a related field a special forum on Wednesday, October 17, 2007 where they will have a chance to briefly present their dissertations-in-progress and discuss them at length with peers and established senior researchers. Interested students should prepare a 2 page summary of their research. This should provide a context for the research, describe the methods being used, the progress to date and expectations and hopes from the colloquium.

Faculty mentors include:

Ronald Rice, Arthur N. Rupe Chair in the Social Effects of Mass Communication, University of California-Santa Barbara, United States.

Maria Bakardjieva, Associate Professor. Faculty of Communication and Culture, University of Calgary, Canada.

Mary Bryson, Associate Professor, Education & Counselling Psychology and Special Education, The University of British Columbia, Canada.

Robert Burnett, Professor and Chair, Media and Communication Studies, Karlstad University, Sweden.

Lori Kendall, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States.

We hope to announce additional mentors shortly.

Please submit your 2 page application by Friday, May 25 2007 to:
Nancy Baym : nbaym [at]
Applicants will be notified of acceptance by 15 June 2007. Successful applicants will be asked to prepare an 8 page paper on their research and the issues they wish to discuss by 1 August 2007.

For further details please visit the conference website at or contact the organizer of the AoIR Doctoral Colloquium, Nancy Baym : nbaym [at]

The AoIR 8.0 Doctoral Colloquium is sponsored by Microsoft Research.

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