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Exploring Social Media and –isms

The 5th Annual Social Media Technology Conference & Workshop will be held October 1-2, 2015 on the Howard University campus. The two-day intensive conference will combine panel discussions, posters sessions and hands-on workshops designed to enlighten attendees about new scholarship, professional practices and pedagogical approaches to teaching.

This year’s theme focuses on questioning the direction of social media by leftists as well as extreme right critics. It will dissect the connections between social media and popular -isms (distinctive doctrines, systems, confluence and theories). The goal is to bring scholars and professionals together to share their perspectives on how social media relate to various –isms and discuss their influence and impact on our society, individuals, academics, businesses and government entities.

Interested individuals may send in papers and proposed workshop themes, panels and poster proposals that address a myriad of topics, including, but not limited to, the following:

•   Social media and Skepticism
•   Social media and Voyeurism
•   Social media and Racism
•   Social media and Interculturalism
•   Social media and Culturalism
•   Social media and Afrocentrism
•   Social media and Narcissism
•   Social media and Internationalism
•   Social media and Classism
•   Social media and Constructivism
•   Social media and Constructionism
•   Social media and Utilitarianism
•   Social media and Sexism

Respondents should submit a 3-5 page proposal that includes an overview of the study as well as research design that includes brief review of the literature and methodology. All respondents in this category should clearly identify the submission type on their proposal and send the proposal through EasyChair by June 30, 2015 at the following site: Presenters will be notified by mid-May of the status of their submissions and should register to attend the conference by September 1, 2015.

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