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Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2005 22:15:12 -0800
From: Mimi Ito <[log in to unmask]>
To: ACC - Donna Coleman <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Visiting Research Fellowships, "Networked Publics"

Please circulate the following announcement where you think there might
be interest. Thank you!


Visiting Research Fellowships, “Networked Publics”
Annenberg Center for Communication
University of Southern California

The Annenberg Center for Communication (ACC) at the University of
Southern California invites applications for two postdoctoral positions
and one visiting scholar position on the theme of “Networked Publics.”
ACC is a research institute devoted to the study of new media from an
interdisciplinary perspective. The 2005-06 theme invokes emergent
changes to how we are engaging as audiences, activists, citizens, and
producers in maturing networked media ecologies. These changes include
but are not limited to the changing relationship between production and
consumption, viral and peer-to-peer distribution, and networked lateral
political mobilization. Although the Internet is clearly a central
player, we consider media forms both old and new as part of a much
broader media ecology undergoing profound social, technical, and
cultural transformation.

The ACC themes are intended to convene an interdisciplinary cohort of
scholars to focus on a topic of pressing concern not well addressed in
more established disciplinary and departmental institutions.  This
cohort will include the three visiting positions advertised here as
well as fellows selected from among USC faculty and graduate students.
The visiting fellows will be expected to pursue their research in
residence at the Annenberg Center  during the 2005-06 academic year.
They will collectively be responsible for organizing one conference and
a monthly speaker series and will be expected to attend and organize a
weekly seminar of graduate, postdoctoral, and faculty fellows on the
theme of Networked Publics.  They may not hold any other appointment
during the period of the fellowship.

The postdoctoral fellowship is intended for scholars who have completed
their Ph.D within five years of August 2005. It carries a stipend of
$40,000 in addition to a limited amount of funds to support research
and relocation expenses.

The visiting scholar position is intended for a mid-career scholar with
a well -established track record and demonstrated leadership and
expertise related to the theme. The stipend will be commensurate with
the scholar’s current position. ACC will also provide a limited amount
of funds to support research and relocation expenses.

Applicants should clearly indicate whether they are applying for a
postdoctoral position or the visiting scholar position.  Applications
should include a CV, a cover letter including a personal statement,
and a brief statement of research goals in relation to the theme.
Three letters of recommendation are to be sent directly by the writers
(letters may also be faxed to 213-747-4981).  Address all application
materials to Donna Coleman, Annenberg Center for Communication,
University of Southern California, 734 West Adams Boulevard, Los
Angeles, CA 90007.  Email contact: [log in to unmask]  The
deadline for receipt in our office is April 15, 2005.

Mizuko Ito
Department of Anthropology
and Annenberg Center for Communication
University of Southern California

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