A new instalment of the webinar series #EUPRERAtalks is forthcoming this month!
Gender and Freelancing in the Communication Industries. Experiences, practices and discourses
Date: 30 January 2023, Monday
Time: 1:00 pm CET
What to expect from the webinar
The present webinar will discuss the relevance for more knowledge in communication studies on freelancing and its expressions in different types of industries. Anca Anton and Raluca Moise have conducted since 2020 a research project focusing on communication freelancers; one of the findings was while there were significant similarities between genders, female participants reported specific nuances. The speakers have also identified a major gap in the current research that could develop the intersections between gender, communication industries and freelancing as a dominant form of flexible work arrangements or self-employment. For this reason, the webinar will reflect on the realities of freelancing in communication industries and the dimensions of further scientific investigation. A call for chapters on gender and freelancing will be presented.
Anca Anton is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Bucharest, Faculty of Journalism and Communication Sciences. PhD in Communication Sciences (2011). Senior lecturer and Erasmus academic coordinator at the Faculty of Journalism and Communication Sciences, University of Bucharest, Romania. Invited lecturer at the Faculty of Business Administration and the Faculty of Foreign Languages (University of Bucharest). Research interests include public relations, corporate communication, marketing, digital and social media communication, civil society diplomacy. Former PR professional and marketing consultant. The coordinator of a nationally-awarded environmental volunteering project since 2006. Member of EUPRERA and ARRP (Romanian Public Relations Association). Member of MARPE Network and COM-COVID Network.
Raluca Moise is Lecturer in the Communications and Media Programme at London College of Communication. Her past research in Public Relations has focused on areas such as new technologies, reputation (individual, organizational; online and classic media); public opinion and public interest. Most recent research explores the way individuals aggregate in online spaces to manifest collective identities (either professional or diasporic). Prior to joining LCC, Raluca has worked as PR lecturer at University of Bucharest and held the position of associate researcher at CEREFREA. She also worked in advertising, at McCann Erikson Romania and in digital publishing.