Storytelling, Self, Society - Special Issue Launch - Digital Storytelling
Special Issue: Digital Storytelling
Friday, April 23, 2021 - 9 am MDT • 10 am CDT • 11 am EDT • 4 pm BST
Panel Discussion: "What is the Future of Digital Storytelling?"
Hosted by Dr. Amanda Hill, special issue editor, and assistant professor of communication studies at St. Mary's University, specializing in storytelling and media production. She work has been published in Media Education Research Journal; Community Literacy Journal; Storytelling, Self, Society; Visual Ethnography; Florida Studies; and the IAFOR Journal of Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences. She holds a PhD in Texts and Technology from the University of Central Florida.
Farhad Bahram, MFA, is an assistant professor of digital media at Indiana State University. His creative practice illuminates how ideas are received and perceived through objects and images. Many of his works question the function of viewership and the subjectivity of our interactions with those around us. His work has been reviewed and featured on the PBS News Hour, Voice of America, and IranWire.
Dr. Liz Brewster is a senior lecturer in Medical Education at Lancaster Medical School, Lancaster University, and applies sociologically-informed qualitative methodologies to a healthcare context. Her interests are pedagogy and professional training for medical practices, with a focus on mental health and wellbeing.
Dr. Andrew Cox is a senior lecturer at the Information School, University of Sheffield, and head of the Digital Societies Research Group steering committee. His current research interests focus on the response of information professionals to issues around Research Data Management and calls for open sharing of research data. Most of his research uses qualitative methodology, including visual methods.
Li Guo is a PhD candidate in communication and media studies at the School of Arts and Humanities, Edith Cowan University. Her research interests include self-presentation on social media, storytelling and narratives of everyday life, and Digital Humanities. Previously, she worked as a journalist and news editor.
Maria Manning is a PhD candidate in the School of English, University College Cork. Her doctoral thesis on “Performing Women's Poetry: An Evolving Craft" investigates the links between performance poetry and e-poetics, focussing on contemporary iterations such as Insta-poetry. She is the Postgraduate and Early Career Representative for the Irish Association of American Studies.
Storytelling, Self, Society: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Storytelling Studies is published by Wayne State University Press.
Additional funding for editorial support is provided by the PhD and Joint MA Programs in Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Manitoba.