Fandom and Neomedia Studies

Call for Papers: FANS Social Sciences Studies Area

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Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Association Social Sciences Studies Area

Call for Editors

The Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Association is pleased to announce a Call for Papers in its new Social Sciences Studies Area. This area will consider psychology, sociology, anthropology, ethnology, and related disciplines.

Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Media effects on mental and physical health
  • Cyberanthropology
  • Fandom conventions as pilgrimage festivals
  • Participatory culture
  • (Mis)representation of minorities in media
  • Natural disasters as portrayed in social media
  • Use of new technology in traditional disciplines
  • Cultural and ethnological documentaries
  • Fan identities
  • Online rise of social groups and ideologies

Anyone, scholars and the general public alike, may submit a paper for consideration for our annual journal, The Phoenix Papers, and presentation at our conference.

To be considered for the journal and/or conference, please submit a full professional CV/resume along with an abstract of no more than 250 words to us.

Committee Members:

  • Stephen Reysen, Co-Chair, Texas A&M University-Commerce
  • Courtney N. Plante, Co-Chair, MacEwan University
  • Michael A. Vandehey, Co-Chair, Midwestern State University
  • Diana Harrelson-Hubbard, University of North Texas
  • Ronald Lorenzo, Prairie View A & M University
  • Christopher Groves, Iowa State University
  • Daniel Chadborn, Southeastern Louisiana University
  • Andrew Tague, Texas A&M University-Commerce
  • Connor Leshner, Undergraduate Liaison, Arizona State University
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