Faculty Profile

Jacob Jacob

Visiting International Scholar in International Studies (2017)

Contact Information

jacobj@dickinson.edu

239 W Louther St Room 203
717.254.8066
http://www.jacobudoudojacob.com

Bio

My teaching and research interest is located at the intersection between communications, peacebuilding, development, and change in contemporary society. How are communication technologies enabling social movements to achieve the change they seek? How do we use communication technologies to challenge extremism, solve social, political, developmental and environmental problems in contemporary society? How are communication interventions localized, encountered and contested in divided societies? What are the cultural, social and political impacts of new communication technologies in contemporary society? My work revolves around finding answers to these questions.

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • B.A., University of Uyo, Nigeria, 1997
  • M.A., Lancaster University, U.K., 2005
  • Ph.D., University of Leeds, U.K., 2010

2018-2019 Academic Year

Fall 2018

SOCI 230 Social Mvmt/Media & Global Chg
Cross-listed with FMST 320-02 and INST 290-04.Just as the printing press and the early public spheres created the tools and the space for the rise of nationalist and religious movements in 16th century Europe, new communication technologies and social media have created both the space and the tools for the rise of social movements in contemporary society. Movements such as the Arab Spring, the Kony 2012 campaign, #BlackLivesMatter, #BringBackOurGirls among others have drawn on social media to mobilize and organize popular interventions in the public sphere. This course is a conceptual and applied exploration of the complex interactions between the ecologies of social movements and social media, within the context of an increasingly globalized public sphere. In addition to studying these interactions, students work in teams to develop authentic social movement campaigns on issues they care about. The course climaxes with students presenting their campaigns to a college audience.

INST 290 Social Mvmt/Media & Global Chg
Cross-listed with FMST 320-02 and SOCI 230-03.Just as the printing press and the early public spheres created the tools and the space for the rise of nationalist and religious movements in 16th century Europe, new communication technologies and social media have created both the space and the tools for the rise of social movements in contemporary society. Movements such as the Arab Spring, the Kony 2012 campaign, #BlackLivesMatter, #BringBackOurGirls among others have drawn on social media to mobilize and organize popular interventions in the public sphere. This course is a conceptual and applied exploration of the complex interactions between the ecologies of social movements and social media, within the context of an increasingly globalized public sphere. In addition to studying these interactions, students work in teams to develop authentic social movement campaigns on issues they care about. The course climaxes with students presenting their campaigns to a college audience.

FMST 320 Social Mvmt/Media & Global Chg
Cross-listed with INST 290-04 and SOCI 230-03.Just as the printing press and the early public spheres created the tools and the space for the rise of nationalist and religious movements in 16th century Europe, new communication technologies and social media have created both the space and the tools for the rise of social movements in contemporary society. Movements such as the Arab Spring, the Kony 2012 campaign, #BlackLivesMatter, #BringBackOurGirls among others have drawn on social media to mobilize and organize popular interventions in the public sphere. This course is a conceptual and applied exploration of the complex interactions between the ecologies of social movements and social media, within the context of an increasingly globalized public sphere. In addition to studying these interactions, students work in teams to develop authentic social movement campaigns on issues they care about. The course climaxes with students presenting their campaigns to a college audience.