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Graduate Media Studies Colloquia

Spring 2021

The Media Studies Department at Queens College convenes regular colloquia to engage colleagues and outside practitioners in conversations about their work, research and scholarship.

Sessions take place on Wednesdays at 5:30 pm Eastern time. All are welcome.

This semester, all colloquia will be conducted by Zoom, at the link:
Or dial in: +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) Meeting ID: 676 874 6508

Yaël EisenstatYaël Eisenstat (February 3)

Yaël Eisenstat was most recently a Visiting Fellow at Cornell Tech's Digital Life Initiative. She served as Global Head of Elections Integrity Operations at Facebook, and an advisor for Betalab’s 'Fix the Internet' program. 


Micah SifryMicah Sifry (February 24)
Micah Sifry is the author of The Big Disconnect: Why the Internet Hasn't Transformed Politics (Yet), among many books, and currently publishes The Connector, a newsletter on democracy, movements, organizing and tech. He founded Civic Hall.


Danielle ThompsonDanielle Thompson (March 3)
Danielle Lee Tomson is a scholar and strategist. She thinks about political and social representation in the digital age. Areas of expertise include free speech, populism, nationalism, political polarization, social media platform policy, and civic tech. Currently, she is working on her doctoral dissertation about the intersection of populism and technology at Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.


Jennifer RittnerJennifer Rittner  (March 17)
Jennifer Rittner founded the communications strategy firm Content Matters in 2009 to help creative businesses thrive by defining their voice and learning how to communicate effectively with diverse audiences – clients, collaborators, advocates and the general public. She is working on a series of articles that address the intersections between design and social justice.


Cierra RobsonCierra Robson (March 24)
Cierra Robson is a doctoral student in Sociology and Social Policy at Harvard University. She is the Inaugural Associate Director of the Ida B. Wells JUST Data Lab at Princeton University, where she guides research teams in partnership with community organizations to explore how data can be retooled for racial justice. She is also a Malcolm Hewitt Wiener PhD Research Fellow in Poverty and Justice and a Berkman Klein Center Assembly Fellow.


Colloquia- Spring 2021

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