Consumer Identities and Social Change Symposium

Submission deadline: January 10, 2019

In partnership with The Institute for International Communication at St. John’s University, Consumer Identities is now accepting submissions for paper presentations at an upcoming one-day symposium, Consumer Identities and Social Change.

We seek transdisciplinary interpretations and critical analyses of consumer identity, broadly defined, across various cultural and media landscapes that address some aspect of social change. This symposium follows the 2017 installment, Consumer Identities and Digital Culture.

Potential topics (including but not limited to):

  • Activism and consumption
  • Anti-consumerism
  • Consumer identity and global issues
  • Corporate social responsibility and popular culture
  • Cultural marketing and consumer relationships
  • Environmental responsibility, greenwashing and branding
  • Grassroots media
  • Historical changes in consumer culture
  • The political economy of consumption

We welcome scholarly submissions that address audience, industry, and critical/cultural perspectives and are particularly interested in the intersections thereof.

Location: St. John’s University, New York City, Queens Campus

Date: March 22, 2019

Keynote: Dr. Emily West, Associate Professor, Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

Submissions:

350-word abstract and brief biographical note by 01/10/2019 to consumer.identities@gmail.com.

Accepted panelists will be notified in mid-January.

Please address any questions to:

Candice D. Roberts
Assistant Professor, Communication
St. John’s University
robertsc@stjohns.edu

or

Myles Ethan Lascity
Assistant Professor, Fashion Media
Southern Methodist University
mlascity@smu.edu