The University of the Witwatersrand is hosting a one-day virtual symposium on the specific non-Western context of digital political communication & women.
The symposium will hold on Sunday July 10, 2022.
The organizers of the symposium invite 400-word abstracts outlining empirical, theoretical, or policy-orientated papers that address the following questions or other related questions:
1. What kind of theoretical or methodological contributions might best be deployed to advance intersectional scholarship on women and political communication?
2. How do contextual factors like ethnicity, religion, socio-economic, post-colonialism influence cultural norms that might shape women politicians’ communication with voters?
3. What is the impact of contextual factors on voter evaluations of women politicians?
How do women politicians utilize digital and other communication technologies in their campaigning, political marketing, or self-branding?
4. What is the impact of political structures and cultures on women politicians’ campaign strategies?
5. Are there alternative channels of communication deployed by women politicians compared to men politicians?
A selection of papers presented at the symposium will be published in a special issue of the international journal Information, Communication & Society.
The deadline to submit abstracts is March 15, 2022.
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