[acc-cca-l] PhD in Communication at Concordia

Jeremy Stolow Jeremy.Stolow at concordia.ca
Sat Nov 24 13:46:40 MST 2018

Dear friends and colleagues:

I am writing to ask if you could please help to advertise the PhD in Communication program at Concordia University among your colleagues and among students who are currently exploring options for PhD-level study in the areas of communication, media, and cultural studies. Our application deadline is 1 February 2019.

Now in its 31st year of existence, Concordia's PhD in Communication program is one of the first programs of its kind in Canada. Since 2017, we have also seen many changes, as our PhD program achieved administrative independence and as the ranks of our faculty have been renewed, opening up new areas of research and teaching expertise. We are very excited about our future and we are looking for ambitious, imaginative, and motivated PhD students to join us!

Concordia’s PhD in Communication program supports a broad range of research, including (but not limited to) work in cultural studies, feminist media studies, media history and media archaeology, games studies, critical race studies, social and mobile media, sound studies, creative industries, media policy, popular culture, visual culture, religion and media, media and the environment, media and ageing, and critical disabilities studies. Our program provides advanced training in media and cultural analysis with a special emphasis on publicly and socially engaged practice. Students in our program have produced award-winning research in the form of "traditional" scholarly theses as well as cutting-edge projects in research-creation (such as documentary films, interactive web-based projects, and multi-media installations), an area in which Concordia has been an international leader for many years. We are a relatively small PhD program, allowing us to provide close mentoring to our students. Graduates of our program have launched careers, both inside and outside academia, across Canada and around the world.

Concordia’s PhD students can also to take advantage of the fertile research and media arts environment that makes Montreal a leading international destination for advanced study and practice in the fields of communication, media, and cultural studies — not to mention our city’s distinction as the world’s top ranked city for student life<http://www.concordia.ca/cunews/main/stories/2017/02/15/qs-rankings-montreal-best-student-city-in-the-world.html>  Students in our PhD program also benefit from opportunities to teach undergraduate courses within our department, to improve their French, and to take advantage of other forms of support and mentoring our university provides at the PhD level (including a very robust professional development program<https://www.concordia.ca/students/gradproskills.html> and funding to support conference<https://www.concordia.ca/sgs/awards-funding/in-house.html#conference-exposition> and research-related travel<https://www.concordia.ca/students/exchanges/funding/graduate-mobility-award.html>). Our research-intensive department also provides opportunities for PhD students to receive training and employment in the form of research assistantships working on a wide range of projects housed within the department as well as in the many research units linked to various members of our department, including the Mobile Media Lab<http://www.mobilities.ca/>, the Feminist Media Studio<http://feministmediastudio.ca/>, the Media History Research Centre<https://www.mediahistoryresearch.com/>, the Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture & Technology<http://milieux.concordia.ca/>, the Technology-Art-Games (TAG) Centre<https://tag.hexagram.ca/>, the Intersectionality Research Hub<http://jiwani.concordia.ca/>, the Material Religion Initiative<https://www.concordia.ca/artsci/cissc/working-groups/Material-Religion.html>, the Speculative Life Cluster<http://www.speculativelife.com/>, the Critical Disabilities Studies Working Group<http://mia.mobilities.ca/criticaldisability/>, the Centre for Sensory Studies<http://centreforsensorystudies.org/>, and the Montreal Signs Project<http://www.montrealsignsproject.ca/>.

Please visit our program website<http://www.concordia.ca/artsci/coms/programs/communication-studies-phd/coms-phd.html> for further details about Concordia's PhD in Communication program (including information about degree requirements, admission requirements, application instructions, etc). Profiles of our full-time faculty can be found here<http://www.concordia.ca/artsci/coms/about/faculty.html>  Profiles of many of our current PhD students can be found here<http://www.concordia.ca/artsci/coms/research/phd-bios.html>. Further information about graduate study at Concordia can be found here<https://www.concordia.ca/sgs.html>.

Interested students are encouraged to visit the websites above, and -- if they have further questions -- are welcome to contact me directly, or Mr. Mircea Mandache, the Graduate Program Administrator (mircea.mandache at concordia.ca<mailto:mircea.mandache at concordia.ca>).

Many thanks for your help spreading the word,

Jeremy Stolow
Director, PhD in Communication Program<https://www.concordia.ca/artsci/coms/programs/communication-studies-phd.html>
Co-Director, Media History Research Centre<http://www.mediahistoryresearch.com>
Co-Convenor, MRI: The Material Religion Initiative<https://www.concordia.ca/artsci/cissc/working-groups/Material-Religion.html>
Department of Communication Studies<https://www.concordia.ca/artsci/coms.html>
Concordia University, Montréal, Canada
jeremy.stolow at concordia.ca<mailto:jeremy.stolow at concordia.ca>

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