ICA Preconference: Digital Disconnection Studies Beyond Borders

Cross-disciplinary, cross-media and cross-national perspectives. 

Deadline for Abstracts: January 21, 2022

The preconference will be held on-site in Paris the day before the main conference. The preconference explores convergent and divergent perspectives on digital disconnection across disciplines, media, and national borders and invites participants to a dialogue concerning the challenges and promises of digital disconnection research.

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The preconference is part of the International Communication Association Annual Conference, Paris, France.  


The conference has three main objectives: 

  • Expand scholarly discussions: how is digital disconnection understood and conceptualized within various contexts and across different levels of analysis? In what ways are conceptual underpinnings and understandings of the causes and implications of digital disconnection connected? 

  • Promote collaborative and comparative scholarship: What are the similarities and differences of approaches to digital disconnection across country, discipline, and media? 

  • Networking and career development: What are the emerging perspectives on digital disconnection provided by young scholars? How can new contributions deepen understandings of digital disconnection or expand existing knowledge? 

The preconference is sponsored by the following ICA divisions: Activism, Communication and Social Justice Interest Group; Mobile Communication Interest Group.

Deadline for Abstracts: January 21, 2022

The call for abstracts can be found here: https://www.icahdq.org/mpage/CFPDisconnection


Trine Syvertsen, Professor, University of Oslo.

Anne Kaun, Professor, Södertörn University. 

Ana Jorge, Associate Professor, Lusófona University. 

Stine Lomborg, Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen. 

Mariek Vanden Abeele, Associate Professor, Ghent University (Belgium)

Mehri Agai, PhD Candidate, University of Bergen. 

Kari Spjeldnæs, PhD Candidate Kristiania University College.


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