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Advancing Critical Knowledge on Global Communication and Public Life


The Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania is an institute of advanced study that produces and promotes advanced research on global communication and public life, bringing the very best scholarship to bear on enduring global questions and pressing contemporary issues.


CARGC is a supportive and inclusive community of scholars from around the world, driven by intellectual generosity, curiosity, and exchange.

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Our Research

Our four key research themes are grounded in our vision of inclusive globalization and engage pressing matters in geopolitics and communication. Within these themes, we have several working groups.

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Theme I:

The Geopolitics of
Media & Culture

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Theme II:

Theory & History in
Global Media Studies

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Theme III:

Communicating Radicalism, Radicalizing Communication

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Theme IV:

CARGC Press/Knowledge Production and Dissemination

Fellowship Program

Postdoctoral   |   Doctoral   |   undergraduate   |   Faculty

Supporting early career scholars worldwide, our fellows collaborate in research, author publications, and organize events. We are keen to nurture scholars who integrate primary sources and regional expertise in analyses of media, geopolitics, technology, and culture.

Interested in becoming a fellow?

Our Publications

CARGC Press has published numerous papers, briefs, and special issues of journals. CARGC is also an incubator for our fellows’ individual publications.

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Hectic Slowness: Precarious Temporalities of Care in Vietnam’s Digital Mamasphere

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Toward a Cultural Framework of Internet Governance: Russia’s Great Power Identity and the Quest for a Multipolar Digital Order

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Cities Help Us Hack Formal Power Systems

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