Jingsi Christina Wu, PhD, a media studies professor in the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, has been selected to present her research at the 2017 International Communication Association pre-conference on normative theory in communication research.
Dr. Wu’s paper, “Aesthetic Public Sphere: A Cultural Revision of the Normative Public Sphere Theory,” will be featured on a panel with other peer-reviewed submissions from scholars representing prestigious institutions across the world. Less than a third of all submitted proposals were accepted for the conference, which will be held on May 25 at the University of California, San Diego.
Normative theory revolves around implicit or explicit notions about the role of the media, especially in functioning democracies. Dr. Wu will discuss research from her upcoming book, Entertainment and Politics in Contemporary China, and the cultural revision that an Aesthetic Public Sphere theory introduces to normative theories about media and democracy.
The International Communication Association is a renowned academic organization of scholars interested in the study and teaching of all aspects of human and mediated communication.