Candis Callison SM '02 PhD '10, professor and award-winning journalist, to speak at 2018 Investiture of Doctoral Hoods

Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart announced these days that Candis Callison SM ’02 PhD ’10, associate professor inside Graduate class of Journalism at the University of British Columbia Vancouver, is the visitor speaker at MIT’s 2018 Investiture of Doctoral Hoods.

Callison’s participation marks the fourth consecutive 12 months that MIT has welcomed a visitor presenter to the ceremony. “Professor Callison can be an accomplished thought leader in research communication, having used grant to bring framework and comprehension on distinct belief systems that manipulate public opinion on problems associated with technology and technology,” stated Chancellor Barnhart, number of service. “reading her discuss the woman directing axioms along with her trip from journalist to graduate student to general public intellectual are an inspiration to our most recent doctoral prospects at this essential time in their particular everyday lives.”

The presenter choice procedure engages MIT professors and doctoral pupils to spot an alum whose acumen and expert and private knowledge will resonate with brand-new PhDs and ScDs because they embark on their careers. Eric Grimson, chancellor for academic advancement, chairs the Commencement Committee. “It is exciting to collaborate with our pupils and faculty, whom consistently identify alumni from diverse disciplines and personal backgrounds and whoever paths exemplify methods to use the MIT doctorate in gratifying activities,” he stated. “We are honored to enjoy Professor Callison house to campus on June 7.” 

Created and raised in Vancouver, Callison actually person in the Tahltan Nation, an Indigenous men and women positioned in northwestern British Columbia, Canada. Prior to graduate college, she worked as reporter for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and CTV News. While at CTV, she was the initial host and co-creator of “First tale,” initial news and existing matters show on Indigenous problems becoming broadcast nationwide in Canada and soon after syndicated toward Aboriginal Peoples Television system (APTN).

After almost eight years in industry, Callison stumbled on MIT to follow her master’s degree in comparative media studies, in which she focused on problems pertaining to visual tradition, media convergence, and electronic representations associated with the environment. Subsequently, she received the woman PhD ever sold, anthropology, and technology, technology, and culture. Her doctoral analysis dedicated to just how Us americans learn about climate modification by examining the work and experiences of five distinct personal groups, including research reporters, environment boffins tangled up in general public and plan discourse, Inuit leaders, corporate duty supporters, and evangelical Christians. This analysis had been later on included into a book, “How Climate Change concerns point: The Communal Facts of Life” (Duke University Press, 2014).

Callison joined up with the professors at the University of British Columbia Graduate School of Journalism last year, leading and team-teaching many programs, including Media Ethics and Leadership, New Media and community, Science and Environment Journalism, Anthropology of Science and Technology, and Feminist and Postcolonial Critique and Journalism in a Digital Age.

Callison is tangled up in several continuous collaborative research projects. She leads a research group on Arctic Journalism, launched in 2014, that researches modifications to professional norms, practices, and standards for Canadian Arctic journalists working in a time of ecological modification and global viewers. Other projects, that are financed by the Canadian Media analysis Consortium, incorporate a research of sex, battle, colonialism, and journalism that may create a 2018 co-authored book for McGill-Queens University Press with UBC colleague Mary Lynn younger. A moment task investigates exactly how social network technologies are now being employed by very first countries people and communities in Canada for personal involvement, self-representation, and governance. A third requires the social media marketing Advanced Research, Teaching and Training Lab (SMARTT Lab), an interdisciplinary center at Journalism School dedicated to knowing the interplay between social networking sites, the media, and community discourse.

At this time, as an associate professor and seat of the Bachelor of Media Studies system, Callison’s research and training target changes to news methods and platforms, journalism ethics, the role of personal movements in public discourse, and understanding how problems associated with research and technology become significant for diverse publics. The following year, Callison is the Pathy Distinguished Visitor in Canadian scientific studies at Princeton University.

Callison is a regular factor to “Media Indigena,” a regular Indigenous current matters podcast, financed by audience. She was also known as to start Canada’s 2018 a number of Indigenous Twitterati.

The 2018 Investiture of Doctoral Hoods takes put on June 7 at 10 a.m. when you look at the Johnson Athletics Center Ice Rink. The ceremony is open to relatives and buddies of doctoral applicants; no tickets are required.