Videos of the IJPP Special Issue Symposium on Visual Politics

On 27 January 2021, The International Journal of Press/Politics hosted a symposium to present a discuss a special issue on “Visual Politics”, guest-edited by Erik Bucy and Jungseock Joo, which features an outstanding selection of international and interdisciplinary articles on the role of visuals in contemporary political communication. Together with the authors of the published manuscripts and the guest editors, we were delighted to host a keynote speech by Professor Betsi Grabe (Indiana University).

Below you can find the video recordings of the event in all its parts.

Introduction

Welcome and General Introduction
Cristian Vaccari (Loughborough University)

Grand Collaborative Programs: An Overview 
Erik Bucy (Texas Tech University)
Jungseock Joo (University of California Los Angeles)

Roundtable 1: Visual Politics and the Global Pandemic

  • Moderator: Cristian Vaccari
  • Panelists: Scott Brennen (Duke University), Viorela Dan (LMU Munich), Thomas Powell (Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research), Damian Trilling (University of Amsterdam)
  • Paper summaries from the IJPP special issue on visual politics.
  • Discussion: How can we apply visual politics research approaches to the Covid-19 pandemic and what insights could they generate?

Roundtable 2: Visual Politics and Populism

  • Moderator: Erik Bucy
  • Panelists: Xénia Farkas (Corvinus University of Budapest), Jenny Lindholm (Åbo Akademi University), Ricardo Mendonça (Federal University of Minas Gerais), Felix Simon (University of Oxford)
  • Paper summaries from the IJPP special issue on visual politics.
  • Discussion: How can we apply visual politics research approaches to better understand the rise of populist politics—currently, historically, and looking ahead?

Keynote Address: The Social Side of Sight

Betsi Grabe (Indiana University)
Introduced by Erik Bucy

Roundtable 3: Visual Politics and Social Justice  

  • Moderator: Jungseock Joo (UCLA)  
  • Panelists: Stephanie Geise (University of Münster), Patrick Stewart (University of Arkansas), Susana Rogeiro Nina (University of Lisbon), Yilang Peng (University of Georgia)
  • Paper summaries from the IJPP special issue on visual politics.
  • Discussion: How can we apply visual politics research approaches to the analysis of protest and social justice movements to provide a better understanding of the public mood and demands for change?
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