Consumer Identities and Social Change Symposium

deadline for submissions: 
January 10, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Consumer Identities

CfP: Consumer Identities and Social Change Symposium



In partnership with The Institute for International Communication at St. John’s University, Consumer Identities is now accepting submissions for paper presentations at an upcoming one-day symposium, Consumer Identities and Social Change.


We seek transdisciplinary interpretations and critical analyses of consumer identity, broadly defined, across various cultural and media landscapes that address some aspect of social change. This symposium follows the 2017 installment, Consumer Identities and Digital Culture.


POTENTIAL TOPICS (including but not limited to):


— Activism and consumption

— Anti-consumerism

— Consumer identity and global issues

— Corporate social responsibility and popular culture

— Cultural marketing and consumer relationships

— Environmental responsibility, greenwashing and branding

— Grassroots media

— Historical changes in consumer culture

— The political economy of consumption


We welcome scholarly submissions that address audience, industry, and critical/cultural perspectives and are particularly interested in the intersections thereof.


LOCATION: St. John’s University, New York City, Queens Campus


DATE: March 22, 2019


KEYNOTE: Dr. Emily West, Associate Professor, Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst



350-word abstract and brief biographical note by 01/10/2019 to


Accepted panelists will be notified in mid-January.




Please address any questions to:

Candice D. Roberts                                                    

Assistant Professor, Communication                         

St. John’s University                                          


Myles Ethan Lascity

Assistant Professor, Fashion Media

Southern Methodist University