Welcome to the fourth meeting of the Media Speakers Series orgainized by the US Embassy in Moscow and the Forum for Cultural Engagement. Today we are hosting a virtual talk with Professor Renee Hobbs, Professor of Communication Studies at the Harrington School of Communication and Media at the University of Rhode Island, and Elizaveta Friesem, Research Assistant at the Media Education Lab, University of Rhode Island. Moderated by Filmmaker Michael Beckelhimer.
Professor Renee Hobbs, Professor of Communication Studies at the Harrington School of Communication and Media at the University of Rhode Island, is an internationally recognized authority on digital and media literacy education. Through community and global service and as a researcher, teacher, advocate and media professional, Hobbs has worked to advance the quality of digital and media literacy education in the United States and around the world. She is Founder and Director of the Media Education Lab, whose mission is to improve the quality of media literacy education through research and community service.
Elizaveta Friesem is a PhD student in Media and Communication program at Temple University and a research assistant at the Media Education Lab located in the University of Rhode Island. In her research and outreach, she combines principles of media literacy education, feminist theory, and gender studies in order to help educators teach about issues of media and gender more effectively. Elizaveta also explores the impact of the media on public understanding of sensitive issues and investigates opportunities of using media literacy education to help people better understand these problems and connect their knowledge to social action.
The event is hosted on the AMC Facebook page on June 4 at 8:00pm Moscow time: https://www.facebook.com/acmoscow/ You can register below and leave your valid email address to receive a reminder 30 minutes before the online event starts. To join other AMC Online programs, please check the American Center’s website and TimePad calendars.