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[liberationtech] PhD student positions in Media, Technology, & Democracy

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Thu Nov 29 20:59:38 PST 2012

From: Deen Freelon <dfreelon at>

Hi all,

Our program is seeking PhD students! We are a good fit for anyone
interested in studying the Internet as it pertains to politics, policy,
and/or civic engagement. Our location in Washington, DC doesn't hurt for
studying those topics either. Best, ~DEEN


Seeking Applications for Doctoral Student Fellows, School of Communication
at American University, Washington, DC

American University invites applications for doctoral student fellows for
the PhD Program in Communication.  The program is dedicated to educating
the next generation of communication scholars and expert professionals. All
students will receive full tuition remission as well as a generous living

The PhD program in Communication fosters scholarship that builds new theory
and knowledge, and enhances the ability of institutions, social groups, and
professionals to apply that knowledge to undertake salient political and
social challenges.  Courses cover a wide spectrum of issues addressing the
cultural, technological, economic, and policy forces shaping the media
system, and emphasizing the role of new media in civil society and
democracy, a theme consistent with the core public service mission of
American university.   Students work closely with a faculty advisor to
create an individualized program of electives. This interdisciplinary
degree includes communication classes, as well as courses from other units
on campus, organized around the student's choice of a thematic
concentrations. The innovative design of this accelerated program enables
students who enter with a research-focused masters degree to complete the
PhD in three years.

The priority application deadline is December 15, 2012. Applications will
be reviewed on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. Learn more
at**phd <>

Deen Freelon, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
American University School of Communication
Office: Asbury 228A
dfreelon at
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