AMCAP | Association of Media and Communication Academic Professionals

Doctoral Spring School 2020

Host: Univerisity of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan

Organizer: Association of Media & Communication Academic Professionals (AMCAP)

Dates: Feb 28 - March 8, 2020



The first AMCAP Doctoral Spring School 2020, hosted at the University of the Punjab in Lahore, Pakistan, was a collaborative effort of the Association of Media & Communication Academic Professionals (AMCAP), University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan and the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA). The 10-day event, running from February 28 to March 8, gathered distinguished European and Pakistani academics to provide support to young scholars undertaking Ph.D. projects in Communication and Media Studies. It offered a unique platform for 24 national and international students to refine their scientific research skills within the emerging digital landscape through Ph.D. feedback panels, workshops, lectures, interaction with media practitioners and panel discussions.



  Names Lectures and Workshops



Prof. Dr. Nico Carpentier


  • Poster Workshop
  • Writing Abstracts for International Conferences
  • Participation Theory
  • Discourse Theory
  • Arts-based Research




Prof. Dr. Pille Pruulmann Vengerfeldt 


  • Auto-ethnography
  • Action Research
  • Audiences in the age of Datafication
  • Making Good Presentation




Prof. Dr. Bushra H. Rahman 


  • Critical Discourse Analysis




Dr. Altaafullah Khan 


  • Symbolic Interationism
  • Mead & Blumer: The Use of Story-Telling Research to Tell the Story of Marginalized Groups in Pakistan




Dr. Saadia Ishtiaq Nauman


  • Logically Linking Literature Review with Methodology




Dr. Hakeem-ur-Rahman 


  • Big Data Analytics using Python




Dr. Saima Ghazal 


  • Linking Hypothesis with Research Design and Analysis




Dr. Syeda Hina Batool 


  • Managing Citations: An Introduction to Mendeley Software




Dr. Firasat Jabeen 


  • Getting Yourself Published



Dr. Ahmad Usman   

  • Philosophical Foundations, Planning, and Designing Qualitative Data Collection and Analysis