Emerging Scholars

The SACOMM Emerging Scholars (ES) is a student-centered transformative academic community connecting postgraduate students in the areas of communications studies, media studies and screen studies. The SACOMM conference is the catalyst for the formation of the group, as large numbers of students come to the conference annually.

The Emerging Scholars seek to create and maintain a supportive community of young academics and scholars in the research and teaching of innovative methods, practices and projects of communication scholarship. The ES grouping is underpinned by the values of supportiveness, open-mindedness, community, constructive feedback, knowledge construction and grooming of the next generation of scholars. The grouping commits to supporting our peers through

  • providing career development activities and workshops at SACOMM conferences
  • connecting postgraduate students and early career academics at the SACOMM conference
  • make available publishing opportunities to emerging scholars

The ES is a future orientated grouping which seeks to enhance the potential of postgraduate students to lead industry and academia into the future.

For more information contact the interest group convenor:

Linah Nkuna and Theo Ngcongo on scholarsemerge@gmail.com

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