Statement for Inclusivity & Guidelines of Conduct

The Media Ecology Association (MEA) is committed to creating and supporting an inclusive, diverse, and equitable community of practice; and it strives to be a welcoming organization that recognizes the value of discourse and dialogue. Together, MEA members study all forms, modes, media, and consequences of communication through humanistic, social, scientific, pedagogical, and aesthetic inquiry. We are at our collective best when a wide and diverse array of people, experiences, and ideas come together. We therefore expect participants of all MEA sponsored activities—including the annual convention, the online discussion list, the website, social media sites, and all the association’s publications—to help create thoughtful, respectful, and inclusive environments where such interactions can take place.

The MEA is dedicated to facilitating experiences that are free from all forms of harassment, intimidation, and discrimination based on, but not limited to: race, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, immigration status, language, marital status, national origin, ability(ies), age, appearance, body size, academic rank, academic affiliation, or other group status.

Specifically, the MEA does not condone or tolerate harassment or intimidation, including, but not limited to: non-consensual physical contact, use of sexual and/or discriminatory language, unwanted sexual attention, deliberate intimidation, physical or virtual stalking, harassing photography or recording, bullying behavior, or inappropriate physical contact.

This ethical statement of conduct is not intended to constrain responsible scholarly, artistic, or professional discourse and debate.

Participants in all MEA activities, including the MEA Annual Convention, assent to and agree to abide by this statement of conduct, and understand that violation of the statement may result in the revocation of all rights and privileges of membership and/or participation in the Media Ecology Association, including removal from the convention and/or other forums. The MEA reserves the right to take action in accordance with relevant board policy and any applicable local law(s).

Persons experiencing a breach in these guidelines may report the incident to the president of the MEA or to one of the members of the Executive Board, and expect a response in a timely manner.

Committee Members

Cathy Adams,
Carolin Aronis (chair),
Adriana Braga,
Jan Buterman,
Brett Lunceford,
Amanda Sevilla,
Lance Strate,
Ed Tywoniak,

Approved by the committee: January 31, 2019

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