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H. Leslie Steeves: "Power, Voice & Influence Through ICTs: Reflections on Digital Inequalities in the Global South"

Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Virtual Event

H. Leslie Steeves is Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor in the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon. Her research addresses overlapping questions concerning ICT4D (information and communication technologies for development) particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, gender and communication, and entertainment and tourism representations of Africa. She is the recipient of the UO’s Martin Luther King Jr. Award for promoting cultural diversity and social justice on campus and the International Communication Association’s Teresa Award for the Advancement of Feminist Scholarship. Steeves is affiliated faculty in the African Studies Program, has received two Fulbright Scholar grants for teaching and research in Kenya and Ghana, and directs an annual study-abroad program in collaboration with the University of Ghana.

Co-presented with Janet D. Kwami, Furman University, South Carolina.

Free registration required.


Series Overview

What is Communication? (2021) will investigate instantiations and permutations of communication via models of exchange, modes of inquiry, and meanings of community. While communication has been conceptualized as models of transportation, transmission, and ritual communication is also characterized by modes of sharing, imparting, connecting, and participating. These characteristics can contribute to democracy, as well as facilitating the commons and community/fellowship. This year marks the sixth collaboration with scholars from the natural sciences, social sciences and arts.

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The What is…? Speaker Series is sponsored by the Knight Chair in Communication Research, UO Women in Graduate Science, the Oregon Humanities Center, New Media and Culture Program, and the Department of Philosophy. Additional gratitude to our supporters.