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Announcing the 2015 USC Annenberg Summer Institute on Diversity in Media and Culture


The USC Annenberg Summer Institute on Diversity in Media and Culture

June 15-19, 2015

USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

University of Southern California


We welcome applicants for the 2nd annual USC Annenberg Summer Institute on Diversity in Media and Culture, June 15-19, 2015. The Institute will bring together exemplary doctoral students and faculty members from across the disciplines of Communication and Media Studies and around the nation to discuss issues of race, gender and difference in media, within the shifting conditions of technology, production, circulation and consumption as well as the shifting discourse of difference in the areas of politics, culture and globalization. Approximately 20 doctoral students will be chosen to participate based on submitted papers and recommendations from their advisors.

The Institute will be divided into workshop sessions that feature current work from Institute faculty (listed below) and research seminars in which all participants present and discuss their own work-in-progress. Speakers in the workshop sessions will examine race, gender, and difference in the media from a variety of interdisciplinary and methodological perspectives. The Institute welcomes participants who are involved in a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields and who are interested in current critical debates in Communication and Media Studies.

Applications, including a statement of background and interests and a paper that fits within the Institute’s broad topical range, should be sent to: USC Annenberg Summer Institute, School of Communication, 3502 Watt Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0281. Applicants should have their faculty advisor send a supporting recommendation to the same address. Applications and recommendations can also be submitted via email to:

The Institute will cover participants’ travel to Los Angeles and housing in USC dormitory space.

Deadline for Applications: March, 1, 2015
Notification of Participants: April 1, 2015

Institute Faculty

Sarah Banet-Weiser, USC
Taj Frazier, USC
Darnell Hunt, UCLA
Ralina Joseph, Univ. of Washington
Josh Kun, USC
Isabel Molina-Guzmán, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
Chris Smith, USC
Ernest J. Wilson, III, USC