The Moses Shumow Transformational Research Award recognizes research from early-career academics who represent the aims and interests of dedicated scholar-activists across the field of Communication. The award is issued by the Social Justice + Media Symposium (SJMS). Doctoral students and Ph.D. graduates within five years of graduation may apply.
How to Apply
Nominations should include:
a single academic research or scholarly publication or work-in-progress (up to 8,000 words)
published (or under acceptance) since 2020, and
a one-page letter indicating the scholar’s interpretation of how the work advances community
transformation and social justice.
Nominations from the works’ authors or others will be accepted until March 21, 2022. Email applications to Dr. Robert Gutsche, Jr. at email@example.com. The award will be selected by members of the Social Justice + Media Symposium Planning Committee, and the awardee will be notified by March 28, 2022.
Early career researcher (including doctoral student) applications from and/or related to the Global South and from applicants that are from or relate to diverse backgrounds across the globe are encouraged to apply.
For consideration, applicants’ work-in-progress or published (or accepted) peer-reviewed articles could align with one or more of the following or related themes:
Narrations of transnationalism, identity, policy, and mobility in media messaging
Influences of language and identity in communicating social justice aims and approaches
Discussions on and with immigrant communities about social justice, advocacy, and inclusivity
Forms of participatory research to engage citizens into building scholarly awareness of social issues
Diaspora and its representations in storytelling on identity, inequality, and agency
Intersectional feminism and the narration of geographies
Using digital technologies and infrastructures to challenge power structures
Journalism and its (potential) role(s) in representations of power, agency, and restorative justice
Critical race and Cultural Studies approaches to teaching engaged practice
Pedagogies that apply critical digital media literacy approaches in diverse environments
For more information about the inaugural Moses Shumow Transformational Research Award, contact award chairs, Dr. Robert E. Gutsche, Jr. firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Sallie Hughes email@example.com
a certificate and a monetary award
an invitation to present their work (virtually) at the Symposium and how it connects to community transformation through social inequalities
University of the Free State, South Africa
In Recognition of Exemplary Merit:
Felipe Navarro Nicoletti
National University of Córdoba, Argentina
For their work titled, "Community, Popular and Alternative Radio Stations in Bariloche: Sociopolitical Role, Identity Configuration and Citizenship"
Mildred F. Perreault
East Tennessee State University, USA
For their work titled, “Journalists on COVID-19 Journalism: Communication Ecology of Pandemic Reporting”
La Universidad Iberoamericana Mexico, Mexico
For their work titled, “Radical Interventions: Archaeology, Forensics and Montage”