The aim of the Climate Change Network is to strengthen the ability of MeCCSA and its members to respond to and lead the worldwide academic contribution to understanding media, communication and cultural studies where they meet issues of climate change, environment and sustainable development; it will do this by continually encourage MeCCSA and its members to conduct research and seek interventions that account for the sustainability of its impact.
The MeCCSA Disability Studies Network aims to support and promote the development of the research and teaching of Disability Studies within Media Studies and to provide a space to support and promote the work of disabled academics, lecturers, researchers and media practitioners working in Higher Education. The network will facilitate the sharing of information, develop and promote research and publication in the fields of media, film, music, communications and cultural studies in relation to disability.
The aim of the MeCCSA Policy Network is to exchange ideas and research findings, but also to join with civil society – NGOs, media workers’ organisations, press freedom campaigns, consumer groups and so on – in their debates with the regulators, the broadcasters and the Government. A particular goal, where appropriate, would be to support such groups by providing them with expert evidence, based on academic research.
The aim of the Postgraduate Network (MeCCSA-PGN) is to bring together postgraduate students in media, communication and cultural studies from different intellectual traditions and cultural backgrounds in order to form research, and teaching and learning networks and also ensure peer support.
The MeCCSA Practice Network champions practice within the Media Communications and Cultural Studies Association, ensuring that those that teach and research practice have a strong voice within the subject association and beyond. We are dedicated to maintaining and developing links with the creative industries and relevant national and international networks and associations.
The MeCCSA Race, Ethnicity and Postcolonial Network is a space to support and promote the work of academics, researchers and cultural practitioners whose research is concerned with issues of race, media and culture. The network facilitates the sharing of information, develops and promotes research and seeks publishing and production opportunities for individuals in the fields of media, film, music, communications and cultural studies.
The Radio Studies Network became a MeCCSA Network in January 2010. It was originally founded in December 1998 by lecturers and researchers to encourage sustained, lively and critical study and research in radio, and seek ways to improve its academic and cultural status. Whatever aspect of radio you are interested in, or whatever discipline governs your approach, you are welcome to join.
The Social Movements Network creates opportunities to research and discuss the role of media, film, communication and cultural studies in social movements, improving the ability of researchers to engage with activists and groups engaged in social movements and conducting critical analysis of the ways in which they are mediated and how they mediate themselves.
The Women’s Media Studies Network is intended for all women researching and teaching in media studies, film and media practice and production areas. It aims to raise the profile of women in these disciplines and promote the research women do. It is also establishing links with other women’s associations in the field and with relevant journals both nationally and at international level.