Communicating Multi-Modally is planned and organized by Lisa Henderson, Sandra Ristovska, Cherian George, and John L. Jackson, Jr. with sponsorship from the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at Western University, the School of Communication and Film at Hong Kong Baptist University, the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, and the College of Media, Communication, and Information at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Lisa Henderson writes about cultural production, queer and feminist media studies, and social class, as well as artist/scholar collaboration and expressive culture as research practice. She is Dean of the Faculty of Information and Media Studies, University of Western Ontario.
Sandra Ristovska studies the interplay between images and human rights of the College of Media, Communication and Information, University of Colorado, Boulder. She has produced, directed, filmed, or consulted on several documentary films.
Cherian George studies media freedom, censorship and hate propaganda at Hong Kong Baptist University’s School of Communication and Film, where he also serves as Associate Dean for Research.
John L. Jackson, Jr., is a filmmaker and urban anthropologist who works at the intersection of visual culture, critical race theory, media studies, and the ethnography of diasporic religions. He is Dean of the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.
Juan Escobar-Lamanna is a Media Studies Ph.D. student at the University of Western Ontario. He is currently studying videogames and non-normative gameplay (playing games in ways unintended by game developers) and its intersection with critical disability studies.
Communicating Multi-Modally is co-sponsored by five divisions and interest groups at ICA: Ethnicity and Race in Communication; LGBTQ Studies Interest Group; Philosophy, Theory and Critique; Popular Media and Culture; and Visual Communication Studies.