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#HashtagActivism: A Conversation with the winners of the 2020 McGannon Book Prize

Hashtag Activism

Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 4 - 5:30 p.m Via Zoom Webinar

Click here to view the recorded webinar event

About the Program

Last month, the McGannon Center for Communications Studies announced that #HashtagActivism (MIT Press) had won its book prize for a manuscript published in 2020. Our reviewers unanimously felt that the book's rigorous interdisciplinary account of online viral phenomena distinguished it from other book projects in communications research published in the past year. It explains the ways in which networks of black and brown people, women, and other historically subordinated groups have "birthed and nourished" counterpublics on social media. In this way, #HashTagActivism uncovers the lived social impacts of communications technologies in ways that this award means to recognize and celebrate.

On March 2 at 4:00pm, the Center will feature the book's authors, Sarah J. JacksonMoya Bailey, and Brooke Foucault Welles at a webinar event. We will then have Catherine D'Ignazio (MIT), Daniel Kreiss (UNC), and Sarita Schoenebeck (Michigan), all celebrated researchers in the field, offer their reactions to #HashtagActivism. We look forward to seeing you for this special event.

 

Authors

Sarah J. Jackson Presidential Associate Professor; Co-Director, Media, Inequality & Change Center, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania

Moya Bailey Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Northeastern University

Brooke Foucault Wells Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Network Science, College of Arts, Media and Design, Northeastern University

 

Discussants

Catherine D'Ignazio Assistant Professor, Urban Studies and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Daniel Kreiss Associate Professor, Hussman School of Journalism and Media, University of North Carolina

Sarita Schoenebeck Associate Professor, School of Information, University of Michigan


Moderator

Olivier Sylvain Professor, Fordham Law School; Director, McGannon Center; Academic Director, Center for Law and Information Policy