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Call for Papers

CfP – Journal of Adolescent Research – Special Issue: Adolescent Development in an Age of Social Media

Guest Editors: Katie Davis, Linda Charmaraman, Emily Weinstein

There is no shortage of public opinion—from unbridled enthusiasm to desperate hand wringing—about the impact of networked technologies on today’s young people. The positions our society adopts about this impact are consequential: they will shape how decisions are made about parenting practices, pedagogical approaches inside and outside of the classroom, the structure and organization of schools and out-of-school learning environments, and mental health interventions for high-risk youth. Although there is a growing body of research addressing the dimensions, effects, and implications of young people’s technology use, the ratio of uninformed speculation to sound empirical evidence remains large and problematically distorted. Particularly lacking is empirical research that goes beyond main effects studies and investigates how specific youth engage with and experience specific platforms and applications within specific social, cultural, political, and economic contexts.

This special issue of Journal of Adolescent Research (JAR) will feature empirical articles that address the developmental dimensions of adolescents’ and emerging adults’ networked technology use. In keeping with the inter-disciplinary focus of JAR, we welcome papers from a variety of fields such as psychology, sociology, education, anthropology, communication, social work, and human-computer interaction. JAR’s focus on mixed-methods and qualitative research makes it a perfect platform for showcasing high quality studies that explore the multi-faceted, nuanced dimensions of youth’s social technology use. This special issue will contribute needed insight into the complex interactions between human development and networked technologies.

Topics of interest to this special issue may include, but are not limited to:

identity/self development
self-presentation, audience interaction/cultivation
peer relationships
parenting, family relationships
gender, sexuality, sexual orientation
race, ethnicity, culture
socioeconomic status/digital divide
civic engagement
moral/ethical development
mental health and wellbeing
problematic internet behaviors
formal and informal learning
different uses of specific social media sites across development, e.g., Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter

 Journal of Adolescent Research (JAR) aims to publish informative and dynamic articles from a variety of disciplines focused on adolescence and early emerging adulthood development. JAR has particular interest in papers that use mixed-methods, systematically combining qualitative and quantitative data and analyses and seeks rigorous qualitative research using a variety of strategies including ethnography, in-depth interviews, case studies, social media content analysis, and photo elicitation.

For regular proposals:
Submission deadline is September 20, 2018. All manuscripts should be submitted through the Scholar One website and follow the usual JAR submission guidelines, which can be found here. In your cover letter, please indicate that this is a submission for the special issue on Adolescent Development in a Networked Age.

CfP – Journal of Children and Media

The Journal of Children and Media is an international interdisciplinary and multi-method peer-reviewed publication that provides a space for discussion by scholars and professionals from around the world and across theoretical and empirical traditions who are engaged in the study of media in the lives of children and adolescents.  It is a unique intellectual forum for the exchange of information about all forms and contents of media in regards to all aspects of children’s lives, and especially in three complementary realms: Children as consumers of media, representations of children in the media, and media organizations and productions for children as well as by them.

It is committed to the facilitation of international dialogue among researchers and professionals, through discussion of interaction between children and media in local, national, and global contexts; concern for diversity issues; a critical and empirical inquiry informed by a variety of theoretical and empirical approaches; and dedication to ensuring the social relevance of the academic knowledge it produces to the cultural, political, and personal welfare of children around the world.

Dafna Lemish and Amy Jordan, the co-editors of the JOCAM, and Vicky Rideout, the Review & Commentary section editor, invite you to visit the journal’s website for more information about the journal and submission instructions. Taylor & Francis, the publisher of JOCAM has been a strong supporter of CAM from its inception, sponsoring receptions and offering discounted subscriptions.

Submission Deadline: Permanent Call

Position Announcements

Assistant Professor of Childhood Studies, Department of Childhood Studies, Rutgers University—Camden

The Department of Childhood Studies, Rutgers University—Camden invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Childhood Studies with a start date of September 1, 2019.

Building on the strengths of its established, internationally recognized and interdisciplinary program, the department seeks an outstanding scholar of digital media, children and youth, and childhood. We seek a social scientist who is able to teach courses for both the Department of Childhood Studies as well as for the Digital Studies program. The successful candidate will have a research agenda focused on digital media, childhood, and children and youth. Qualitative and/or quantitative approaches to social research are equally welcome. The disciplinary affiliation of an applicant is of less importance than the quality of her/his research and a demonstrated appreciation for multidisciplinary approaches to the study of children and childhood.

The position begins September 1, 2019.

A full description of the position can be found at http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/75121 along with application instructions. For full consideration, complete applications must be received by November 6, 2018.

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