Professor Dr. Lee Artz
(Department of Communication Studies, Director Center for Global Studies, Purdue University Northwest, USA)
B. Lee Artz (Ph.D., University of Iowa) is a Professor of Media Studies and
International Communication at Purdue University Northwest, USA and teaching courses in political economy, popular culture, and international communication for the past three decades. His research agenda includes cultural hegemony, communication and democracy, popular culture, and entertainment media. Professor Artz has authored ten books including Pink Tide: Media Access and Political Power in Latin America; Global Entertainment Media: A Critical Introduction; Bring ‘Em On! Media and Politics in the Iraq War; The Globalization of Corporate Media Hegemony; and Cultural Hegemony in the United States. He has published more than fifty articles and book chapters and presented more than ninety research papers in various conferences. At present, Dr. Artz is the Director of Graduate Studies in Communication and the Director of the Center for Global Studies at Purdue, Northwest.
Professor Dr. Nico Carpentier
(Extraordinary Professor Department of Media Studies, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic)
Nico Carpentier’s theoretical focus is on discourse theory, his research is situated in the relationship between communication, politics and culture. This has been translated into five topical areas of research: 1/Media, participation and democracy; 2/Media, death and war; 3/Journalism and identity; 4/Audience and reception; 5/Discourse theory.
President of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) (2020-now, mandate until 2024); Chair Participatory Communication Research Section (2016-2020); Treasurer (2012-2016); Chair Audience Section (2010-2012);
Founder European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA), Treasurer (2005-2012); Vice-president (2008-2012); International director European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School (2005-2017)
Nico Carpentier is an Extraordinary Professor at Charles University in Prague in Institute of Communication Studies and Journalism of the Faculty of Social Sciences. He is a renowned expert on communication, media, politics and culture. Nico Carpentier is also a part-time Associate Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB – Free University of Brussels) and remains a Senior Researcher at his former work place at Uppsala University (Sweden). Moreover, he is a Research Fellow at the Cyprus University of Technology and Loughborough University. Earlier, he was ECREA Treasurer (2005–2012) and Vice-President (2008–2012), and IAMCR Treasurer (2012–2016). Currently, he is Chair of the Participatory Communication Research Section at IAMCR. His latest books are The Discursive-Material Knot: Cyprus in Conflict and Community Media Participation (2017, Peter Lang, New York); Cyprus and its Conflicts. Representations: Materialities, and Cultures (2018, co-edited), Critical Perspectives on Media, Power and Change (2018, co-edited), Respublika! Experiments in the Performance of Participation and Democracy (2019, edited), and Communication and Discourse Theory (2019, co-edited Editorial (Advisory) Board member for 21 academic journals.
Professor Dr. Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt
(Department of Media and Communication, Malmö University, Sweden)
Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt is a professor in media and communication, Malmö University since November 2016 and has previously worked in University of Tartu as professor in media studies (2014-2016). Her research interests have focused around cultural citizenship and participation and engagement in museums, libraries and public broadcasting. She has also worked on the topic of internet users and social applications of new technologies. She has been an active member in the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) and in NordMedia networks. Pille is currently the international director of European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School. She has been the project leader on different local projects and international projects. These projects have had her working on new and emerging technologies, youth participation and museum engagement questions. She has published over a hundred articles both in journals and as book chapters and has been in the team of editors for more than ten books. She is currently co-leading the Digital Culture stream at the Data Society research programme focusing on the questions of museums and audiences.
Professor Graham Murdock
(Department of Media and Communication Studies, Loughborough University London, United Kingdom)
Graham Murdock is a Professor of Culture and Economy focusing advertising and broadcast industries, risk communication and Asian media. Graham's work combines critical perspectives in political economy, sociology and cultural analysis with reference to changing organization of media and cultural systems and their relations to patterns of power, inequality and agency. His work has been translated in over twenty languages.
Graham has been honored with visiting professorships in the universities from around the world including California, Brussels, Mexico City, Shanghai, Bergen, Stockholm, and Helsinki. He has been visiting Lecturer in China, India, Poland, Czech Republic, Italy and Hungry. He remained member of editorial boards of more than two dozen English and foreign language international research journals. He has authored five books, written more than 100 chapters in different books, and edited nine books. He has delivered over 70 keynote speeches in national and international conferences in UK and overseas.
Dr. Eddy Borges-Rey
(Associate Professor in Digital Journalism and Emerging Media, Northwestern University in Qatar)
Dr. Eddy Borges Rey Ph.D. in Communications, University of Malaga, Spain has been Senior Lecturer in Journalism Studies, University of Stirling, UK. Associate Lecturer, University of Malaga, Spain. Lecturer in Education, University of Carabobo, Venezuela. Associate Dean of Research in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Stirling, UK Programme Director MSc Media and Communications Management (Vietnam), University of Stirling, UK.
Eddy Borges-Rey is an Associate Professor in Digital Journalism and Emerging Media at Northwestern University in Qatar, and co-director of the Life in Data project. He is co-editor of the forthcoming edited collection Data Journalism in the Global South (Palgrave), and the book series Palgrave Studies in Journalism and the Global South. He holds an MA and PhD in Media and communication from the University of Malaga in Spain. Overall, his research looks at the interplay between media, technology and power, particularly around issues in Data Journalism, Open Data, Social Computation, Critical Data, Code and Algorithm Studies, AI and automation, Freedom of Information, Mobile Journalism, Innovation, Photojournalism, and Data Literacy. He has taught Journalism Studies, Production and Media Studies in Venezuela, Spain, Vietnam and the UK, and as a professional he has worked as a journalist, a broadcast producer and PR practitioner for almost 15 years.
Dr. Fatma Elzahraa Mohamed Ahmed Elsayed (Associate Professor at Cairo University, Egypt)
Dr. Fatma is PhD in Mass Communication from Cairo University and editor in chief of the Scientific Journal of Journalism Research; Head of Journalism Department Al- Ahram Canadian University, Cairo. Her expertise are in conducting research on interdisciplinary phenomena of human communication, teaching media and communication subjects, and leading postgraduates’ studies. Her area of specialization: Curricula Development, Strategic Planning & Execution, Student Training/Development, Teaching/Educational Support, Change Management, Performance Improvement, Issue & Problem Resolution, Relationship Building, Effective Communication, Regulatory Compliance
Dr. Vaia Doudaki
(Associate Professor, Department of Media Studies, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic)
Dr. Vaia is Associate Professor, Dept. of Informatics and Media, Uppsala University, Sweden. Doudaki’s theoretical and research activity lies at the intersection of journalism studies, discourse studies and alternative media studies. Her work is driven by post-structuralist approaches, focusing on the study of representations, discursive practices and struggles, in the construction of social reality, in media and communication. Fields of study: media, conflict and crisis (economic crisis, ethnic clashes, societal conflicts, migration, poverty and social exclusion); discourses of legitimation; alternative, community and participatory media; civil society, activism and communication; theory and practice of news making and journalism; journalistic identities in a world in flux; news, media and technology. Teaching/coordination of 24 BA, MA or PhD courses, in 5 institutions from 4 different countries
Dr. Antje Glück
(Lecturer in Broadcasting and Multimedia Journalism, Bournemouth University, UK)
PhD from School of Media and Communication, University of Leeds (UK) Former broadcast journalist from Germany. She had been teaching broadcasting and multimedia journalism and mobile communication. Her research agenda focuses
around journalistic practices, ethos and cultures in relation to the production of news.
Professor Dr. Murat Akser
(Chair of the New Media Department, Kadir Has University Istanbul, Turkey and faculty of Ulster University, United Kingdom)
Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, the Chair of the New Media Department, and the
Founding Director of the Cinema and Television MA program at Kadir Has University Istanbul, Turkey. Murat Akser received his MA degree in Film and his PhD in Communication and Culture from York University, Canada. Dr. Akser has been lecturing in film, media and culture since 1997 at different HE institutions including Bosphorus U., York U., Ryerson U. University of Toronto, KHU and Ulster University. He works extensively on film genre storytelling, independent cnema and film parody, and has recently published a book-length studies on cinema and media, such as New Cinema, New Media: Reinventing Turkish Cinema and Alternative Media in Contemporary Turkey. Murat Akser is also a practicing filmmaker with experience in Toronto and Northern Ireland film industry as a cinematographer, editor, screenwriter and director. Murat's research focuses on independent filmmaking practices, particularly new cinemas like Dogme, American independent cinema and New Turkish cinema. He also studies film genre writing and intertextuality.
Professor Dr. Daya Kishan Thussu
(Department of Media and Communications, University of Westminster, United Kingdom)
Daya Thussu is Professor of International Communication at the Hong Kong Baptist
University. He was Distinguished Visiting Professor and Inaugural Disney Chair in Global Media, 2018-19, at Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University in Beijing. For many years Professor Thussu was Professor of International Communication and Co-Director of India Media Centre as well as research advisor to the China Media Centre at the University of Westminster in London. Professor Thussu is the Founder and Managing Editor of the Sage journal Global Media and Communication. Author or editor of 20 books, latest being a co-edited collection BRICS Media: Reshaping the Global Communication Order? Among his other main publications are: Electronic Empires; International Communication - Continuity and Change, third edition; Media on the Move – Global Flow and Contra- flow; News as Entertainment: The Rise of Global Infotainment; Internationalizing Media Studies; Media and Terrorism: Global Perspectives; Communicating India’s Soft Power: Buddha to Bollywood; Mapping BRICS Media (co-edited) and China’s Media Go Global (co- edited). He is currently writing a book to be titled Changing Geopolitics of Global Communication.
Professor Dr. François Cooren
(Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication at the Université de Montréal, Canada.
His research focuses on organizational communication, language and social interaction, as well as communication theory. He is the author of four books (The Organizing Property of Communication (2000), Action and Agency in Dialogue: Passion, Incarnation, and Ventriloquism (2010),Organizational Discourse: Communication and Constitution (2015), as well as the Work of Communication: relational Perspectives on Working and Organizing in Contemporary Capitalism (2017), coauthored with Tim Kuhn and Karen Ashcraft) and the editor of 11 volumes published by Oxford University Press, Routledge, John Benjamins and Lawrence Erlbaum. He is also the author of more than 70 articles, published in international peer-reviewed journals, as well as close to 50 book chapters. In 2010-2011, he was the president of the International Communication Association (ICA) and was elected Fellow of this association in 2013. He is also the current president of the International Association for Dialogue Analysis (IADA, 2012-2021), as well as a distinguished scholar of the National Communication Association (NCA).
Dr. Tobias Denskus
(Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Communication for Development at Malmö
Dr. Tobias is a Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Communication for Development at Malmö
University, Sweden where he directs the blended learning online MA program, which was established in 2000. His research trajectory covers ethnographic research of peace building institution, development communication and social media as well as questions of changing professionalism in the global aid industry. He is also involved in strategic internationalization and digitalization projects within the university including Sweden’s largest higher education cooperation project with more than twenty South African universities. I blog regularly as Aidnography with a focus on popular mis-re-presentation of development in mainstream media; my writing has also been featured on NPR’s Goats & Soda blog, BBC’s News Trending and The Guardian’s Global Development Professionals Network.