Call for Participation: Doctoral Colloquium at the Association of Internet Researchers 2011 Annual Conference

The 12th annual  conference for the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR), Internet Research 12.0 – Performance and Participation, will be held October 10-13, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. I’m pleased to be organizing this year’s doctoral colloquium pre-conference with Elizabeth Buchanan. I encourage advanced PhD students to apply and attend. Details below:

Call for Participation:

Doctoral Colloquium at the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) Annual Conference 2011

Internet Research 12.0

Seattle, Washington, USA

In keeping with its commitment to students’ scholarship in the Association of Internet Researchers, the Internet Research 12.0 Doctoral Colloquium offers Ph.D. students  working in internet research or a related field a special forum on October, 10, 2011. Participants will have a chance to present their dissertations-in-progress and discuss them at length, with peers and established senior researchers.

This year, Elizabeth Buchanan and Michael Zimmer will coordinate the Doctoral Colloquium, and will be joined by colleagues including:

  • Mia Consalvo
  • Andrew Herman
  • Steve Jones
  • Charles Ess
  • Hector Postigo
  • (Others to be announced)

Interested students should prepare a two-page summary of their research. This should provide a context for the research, describe the methods being used,  the progress to date, and expectations and hopes from the colloquium.  Participants will be encouraged to discuss research problems or statements, methodologies, ethics, and the process of “bringing it all together” in the dissertation.


Please submit the two page application by Friday, May 31, 2011 to: Elizabeth Buchanan, at

Applicants will be notified of acceptance by July 1, 2011. Successful applicants will be asked to prepare a four page paper on their research and the issues they wish to discuss by August 30, 2011

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