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BEA2015 Research Symposium
Race and Gender in Electronic Media: Challenges and Opportunities
Symposium Chair: Rebecca Ann Lind, University of Illinois at Chicago

Sunday, April 12 | Las Vegas Westgate
Conference Room 2/3 | 9:00 am – 4:15 pm
Issues of race and gender have been hardy perennials throughout the history of electronic media, remaining on the forefront during the period of rapid evolution we currently experience. Join us for the symposium that features research examining the consequences, implications, and opportunities associated with issues of diversity in the electronic media. The symposium will consider race and gender issues in both historical and contemporary (including newly emerging) electronic media. Please click on the links below to see the full program information.

Session I: Symposium Papers — Moderator: Tim Hudson, Point Park University
Session 2: Sex and Race in Prime Time: Five Decades of Research — Featured Speaker: Nancy Signorielli, University of Delaware
Session 3: Symposium Papers — Moderator: Norman J. Medoff, Northern Arizona University
Session 4: The Contributions of Queer Studies & Media Studies – Featured Speaker: Gust Yep, San Francisco State University
Session 5: Symposium Papers — Moderator: William R. Davie, University of Louisiana, Lafayette


Race & Gender Workshop:
Making Media: Creating Effective Stimuli to Study Effects of Race/Gender in Electronic Media
Saturday April 11

For more information on the symposium contact the 2015 Symposium Chair Rebecca Ann Lind, University of Illinois at Chicago, .


About the BEA Research Symposium
Since its debut in 2008, the BEA Research Symposium has become a focal point of BEA’s research community and is held in conjunction with BEA’s annual convention each April. Past symposium chairs have included the most distinguished researchers in their field and have covered cutting-edge topics in the areas of media & the social self, sports, economics, media & morality,  technopolitics, race and gender, and entertainment. The success of the Symposium launched the Electronic Media Research book series, published by Routledge. In addition to a paper competition, the day-long symposium has a series of presentations and panels led by senior scholars.