Award Name: Fulbright Canada Distinguished Chair in Public Affairs in North America: Society, Policy, Media for 2020-21

 Description: The Visiting Chair in Public Affairs in North America: Society, Policy, Media will be an internationally recognized scholar with expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Platform regulation
  • Media and social movements
  • Political communication
  • Environmental communication
  • Histories of media and communication
  • Digital ethics
  • Digital methods

Building on an established record of and commitment to policy-relevant and community engaged scholarship, the Chair will be invited to conduct innovative research, lead and/or support graduate seminars and workshops, host public events and generate new opportunities for research collaboration, policy interventions, and knowledge exchange among FPA units and with stakeholders at other universities and in the public, private and/or civil society sectors.

The Chair will be hosted in the School of Journalism and Communication. The School offers professional and academic degrees at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels.  Faculty members are recognized internationally as leaders in their areas of scholarship and professional practice, and for their contributions to policy research and community engagement. Many of the School’s graduates have successful careers in academia, communication and public affairs, journalism, law, education, advertising, marketing and public policy. For more information, please visit

Specialization: Digital media; Copyright; Intellectual Property; Ethics; Surveillance; Algorithms; Activism; Environment; Politics; Media History; Theory; Digital Methods

How to Apply: For more information and how to apply, please visit the Fulbright Canada website.

Information Contact
Ira Wagman, Interim Associate Director
Journalism and Communication

Institutional Contact
Norah Vollmer
Manager, Faculty Affairs
Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic)
613-520-2600 x4156