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Previous Visiting Staff


van Oosten, Johanna M.F. (Annemarie) (Dr)

  • Visiting Fellow from 9 January 2017 to 25 February 2017
  • Assistant Professor at the University of Amsterdam (ASCoR)
  • Current project: studying young people’s engagement with content in social media that reinforces or challenges sexual stereotypical notions in mainstream media and society 


Correa, Laura Guimaraes (Dr)

  • Visiting Fellow from 1 September 2015 to 31 July 2016
  • Social Communication Department, Post-Graduate Programme in Communicatonis, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Research: Urban writings over the official discourse: tensions, appropriation and resistance.

De Ridder, Sander (Dr)

  • Visiting fellow from 1 February 2016 to 30 April 2016.
  • Ghent University. 
  • Research: Working on the mediatisation of young people’s intimacies related to digital media. The project inquires the media-related sense making practices on intimacy of audiences, expert voices and actors in the digital media industry.
  • Personal website: http://www.cims.ugent.be/members/sander-de-ridder
  • Twitter: @ssanderdr

Enli, Gunn (Prof)

  • Visiting Fellow from 15 January 2016 to 15 March 2016
  • University of Oslo
  • Media Policy - Social Media - News Production - Election Campaigns - Mediated Authenticity
  • Personal website:http://www.hf.uio.no/imk/personer/vit/gunnen/
  • Twitter: @gunnen

Evens, Tom (Dr)

  • Visiting Fellow form January 2016 to March 2016
  • Ghent University
  • Media economics and communications policy
  • Research focuses on on-going merger and acquisition activity in TV broadcasting and distribution, and centres on the implications of industry consolidation for competition, industrial and media policymaking
  • Personal website:http://www.ugent.be/ps/communicatiewetenschappen/en/research/mict/contact/team/tom-evens
  • Twitter: @EvensTom

King, Barry (Prof)

  • Visiting Fellow from 30 September 2015 to 30 January 2016
  • Auckland University of Technology
  • Research will be undertaken to examine (1) the extent to which live performances on stage or before camera are being augmented by digital resources (2) the extent to which human actors are being replaced by synthetic actors or synthespians
  • Personal website: http://www.aut.ac.nz/research/professors-at-aut/barry-king

Hepp, Andreas (Prof)

Hirzalla, Fadi (Dr)

  • Visiting fellow from 1 January 2016 to 31 January 2016
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • I am a researcher and lecturer in media and communication studies and political science. I specialize in citizenship and digital media (particularly in relation to young people and intercultural relations) and in research methods.

Jouët, Josiane (Prof)

  • Visiting Fellow from 1 October 2015 to 31 March 2016
  • University Paris 2
  • A critical analysis of communication technologies in the social transformation of post-modern societies. The project focuses on the concept of mediation and on the digital paradoxes such as the contradiction between empowerment and alienation.
  • Personal website: http://www.carism.u-paris2.fr/membres/enseignants-chercheurs
  • Twitter: @Josiane Jouet

Murrell, Colleen (Dr)

  • Visiting Fellow from 1 October 2015 to 31 January 2016
  • Deakin Univeristy
  • Dr Colleen Murrell will be working on projects related to: the different editions of the Guardian online, the current state of news from Syria and celebrity foreign correspondents. She is a former news editor, who worked for the BBC, APTN & ITN.
  • Personal website: http://www.deakin.edu.au/profiles/colleen-murrell
  • Twitter: @ivorytowerjourn

Noula, Ioanna (Dr)

  • Visiting fellow from 11 Febrary 2016 to 10 June 2016
  • University of Thessaly
  • My current research addresses young people’s online political participation and the effects of online surveillance on their activity in social networking sites.
  • Personal website: https://ioannanoula.wordpress.com/
  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/ioannanoula


Barwise, Patrick (Prof)

  • Visiting Senior Fellow from January 2015 to December 2015
  • Emeritus Professor of Management and Marketing, London Business School, Chairman of Which?
  • Research summary: Extensive experience of audience and consumer research, media economics, advertising and marketing,and related policy issues. My research strengths are in policy-relevant empirical research.

Bengtsson, Stina (Dr)

  • Visiting Fellow from 1 September 2015 to 20 December 2015
  • Södertörn University
  • My research aims at understanding the ethical and moral dimensions of digital media use, in media-saturated everyday life. Based on qualitative interviews this project aims at a micro-level understanding of digital media use as an everyday practice.
  • Personal website: http://www.sh.se/p3/ext/content.nsf/aget?openagent&key=sh_personal_profil_en_491536

Bonerba, Giuseppina (Dr)

  • Visiting Fellow from 10 September 2015 to 11 December 2015
  • Università degli Studi di Perugia
  • Research summary: The main objective of this research t is to analyze the role played by music practice in the construction of social capital among Italian immigrants in London.
  • Twitter: @GiusBonerba

Codagnone, Cristiano (Prof)

  • Visiting Fellow from 1 July 2014 to 31 December 2015
  • Università degli Studi di Milano, Dipartimento di Scienze Sociali e Politiche
  • Behavioural science and nudging applied to media and society. Current research project: multi-country study on online marketing and children foreseeing focus groups, a laboratory experiment, and an online survey with parents.
  • Twitter: @ccodag

Yuan, Elaine Jingyan (Associate Professor)

  • Visiting Fellow from 24 September 2015 to 11 December 2015
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Research interests include cultural implications of new forms of communication enabled by the Internet, social media, and mobile media, cultural sociology of new media, mediated activism, network communication
  • Personal webste: www.uic.edu/~eyuan
  • Twitter: @elaine_yuan


Christensen, Miyase (Professor)

  • Visiting Senior Fellow from 1 May 2013 to 31 December 2014
  • Stockholm University; and, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
  • Current funded projects include “Cosmopolitanism from the Margins: Mediations of Expressivity, Social Space and Cultural Citizenship”; and, "Models, Media and Arctic Climate Change".
  • Personal website
  • Twitter: @MiyaChr

Green, Lelia Rosalind (Professor)

Grisard, Dominique (Dr)

Henderson, Anthea (Dr)

  • Visiting Fellow from 1 September to 26 December 2014
  • CARIMAC, The University of the West Indies
  • My research focus is on Caribbean children's engagement with media (traditional and emerging), cultural shifts, and (parental) mediation in the digital age

Peters, Rikke (Dr)

  • Visiting Fellow from 1 September 2014 to 1 December 2014
  • Department of Aesthetics and Communication, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Postdoctoral Fellow at the Aarhus University Pilot Centre project 'Democratic Public sphere'. Research areas: Right wing extremism, online radicalization, social movements and critical media, mediated historicity
  • Personal website

Privalova, Irina (Prof)

  • Visiting Senior Fellow from 1 March 2014 to November 2014
  • Plekhanov Russian University of Economics (Saratov Institute)
  • The project aims at investigating the peculiarities of (new) mass media information perception by Russian youth. The findings are based on the results of the interviews with young people: schoolchildren and students in a big provincial Russian city. The participants represent the sampling, which is believed to be rather informative in drawing conclusions about a certain segment of the audience. It is concluded that the rise of the computer-mediated communication has provided the young Russian audience with alternative choices of information sources; however, the consequences of these alternatives are yet to be explored.
  • Personal website: www.psycholing.ucoz.ru

Serrano-Puche, Javier (Dr)

  • Visiting fellow from 15 August 2014 to 15 December 2014
  • University of Navarra
  • "Not without my smartphone!". Researching the relationship between digital technologies (mobile phones in particular), emotions and personal identity.
  • Personal website
  • Twitter: @jasepuch

Søndergaard, Henrik (Associate Professor)

  • Visiting Fellow from 1 September to 1 December 2014
  • University of Copenhagen
  • The role of public service media in Denmark and in the Nordic countries - PSM and online media Media policy in Europe Contribution to the HERA research project Mediated Cultural Encounters through European Screens
  • Personal website: http://mef.ku.dk/ansatte/?pure=da/persons/143569



Bergman, Mats (Dr)

  • Visiting Senior Fellow from September 2013 to June 2014
  • University of Helsinki / Academy of Finland
  • Philosophy of Communication, Communication Theory, Ethics of Media
  • Current funded projects: "Communicative Pragmatism and Reasonable Pluralism", "Pragmatic Objectivity"

Dawes, Christopher Norman George (Mr)

  • Visiting Senior Fellow from 1 May 2012 to 31 May 2014
  • Researching UK and international media regulation

el Issawi, Fatima (Dr)

Goodman, Ellen (Professor)

  • Visiting Fellow from 17 September 2013 to 1 June 2014
  • Rutgers University School of Law
  • Notions of distributed media as the "fifth estate" in providing for democratic accountability and the relevant legal and policy implications
  • Personal website: http://camlaw.rutgers.edu/bio/1020/
  • Twitter: @ellgood

John, Nicholas (Dr)

  • Visiting Fellow 1/10/2012 - 31/7/2013
  • Department of Communication, Ben-Gurion University in the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
  • Research focuses on the concept of sharing as a keyword in a range of spheres, primarily Web 2.0, but also sharing economies and forms of emotional communication known as sharing. My interest is in bringing these spheres together.
  • Personal website: www.sociothink.com
  • Twitter: @nicholasajohn

Khalil, Joe (Dr)

  • Visiting Fellow to 21 August 2013 
  • Northwestern University - Qatar
  • "The making of youth generated media"
  • More information: staff page

Kurukulasuriya, Uvindu (Mr)

  • Visiting Fellow from 1 May 2012 to 31 August 2013
  • Role of journalists' unions in media self-regulation
  • Professional website: www.colombotelegraph.com
  • Twitter: @colombotelegrap or @uvinduk

Machackova, Hana (Dr)

  • Visiting Fellow from 4 July 2014 to 2 Aug 2014
  • Masaryk University
  • In my research, I focus on internet psychology, especially on the topics of cyberbullying, online communities and social network sites, and online privacy.
  • Personal website:http://irtis.fss.muni.cz/people/hana-machackova/


  • Visiting Fellow from July 2010 to July 2013
  • How ongoing digital technology developments are shaping new business model practices within the media industries on a cross-media, cross-sector, international basis.
  • More Information

Nyre, Lars (Professor)

  • Visiting Fellow from 1 July 2013 to 31 December 2013
  • Department of Information Science and Media Studies, University of Bergen
  • “Trust relations on the mobile phone". A study using qualitative, quantitative and experimental methods. Following up a study of rural Sognefjord, Norway 2012 we now recruit informants in urban London and rural Cornwall. 
  • Personal website: http://www.uib.no/persons/Lars.Nyre
  • Twitter: @LarsNyre

Puustinen, Liina (Dr)

Ramasubramanian, Srividya (Dr)

Sadaba, Charo (Professor)

  • Visiting Fellow from 21 May 2012 to 1 June 2013
  • School of Communication, University of Navarra
  • "Exploring the relationship minors-ICTs with a particular focus on Latin American countries. Usage levels, parents mediation patterns and external influences".
  • More information

Sefton-Green, Julian (Dr)


Staksrud, Elisabeth (Dr)

  • Home Institution: University of Oslo, Department of Media and Communication
  • September 1st 2013 - June 1st 2014
  • Researching the relationship between internet industry stakeholders, the European commission and NGOs in the field of child protection online.
  • Personal website: http://www.hf.uio.no/imk/personer/vit/estaksru/index.html
  • Twitter: @EStaksrud

Toledo Bastos, Marco (Dr)

  • University of Sao Paulo
  • Visiting Fellow (1 July 2012 - 30 June 2013)
  • Social news: newsmaking in the Twittersphere. Evaluating concepts underlying the theories of communication with quantitative, large-scale data from online social networks.
  • Personal website: http://marco.toledobastos.com/
  • Twitter: @herrcafe

van der Graaf, Shenja (Dr)

van Deursen, Alexander (Dr)

  • University of Twente
  • Visting Fellow (14/01/2013 - 04/03/2013)
  • Defining and measuring digital skills. Digital divide. Internet use and low literacy. Observational methods. Trends in Internet use (motivation, skills, usage, effects). Digital skills of employers, policy for improvements.
  • Personal website: http://www.alexandervandeursen.nl
  • Twitter: Alexander_vD

Ytre-Arne, Brita (Dr)

  • Visiting Fellow from 1 October 2013 to 25 October 2013
  • Department of Information Science and Media Studies, University of Bergen
  • Research areas: Media use, social media, magazines, qualitative methodology, gender and the public sphere Current project: Social media and the welfare state: Communication, experiences and public opinion
  • Personal website:  http://britaytrearne.wordpress.com/
  • Twitter: @BritaYtreArne


Al-Lami, Mina

  • Visiting Senior Fellow from March 2009 to July 2012

Almiron-Roig, Nuria (Dr)

  • Visiting Senior Fellow from December 2011 to January 2012
  • Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • The political economy of communication
  • More information 

Carrera, Pilar (Associate Professor)

  • Visiting Fellow from May 2012 to July 2012
  • Universidad Carlos III de Madrid 
  • A Genealogy of Participation & Interactivity for Online Environments
  • www.pilarcarrera.es  

Cheveigné, Suzanne de (Dr)

  • Visiting Senior Fellow from January 2010 to 31st December 2012
  • Senior Researcher, CNRS, France, her principal research is on "Media and Science/environment".

Harvey, Sylvia

  • Visiting Senior Fellow from December 2009 to November 2012
  • A Trustee of the Voice of the Listener, a founder member of the Board of the Sheffield International Documentary Festival, and Chair of the Citizens' Coalition for Public Service Broadcasting. She is a longstanding member of the Royal Television Society and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Joye, Stijn

  • Visiting Fellow from 28 January to 8 April 2012
  • Ghent University, Belgium
  • The role of media in representing distant suffering from a discourse analytical and audience-oriented perspective.

Lesage, Frederik (Dr)

  • Visiting Fellow from 1 January 2012 to 1 May 2012
  • Simon Fraser University
  • The infrastructural transformations taking place within cultural and creative practices related to digital design and the way industry professionals articulate the personal desktop metaphor as a means of organising their digital design work.  

Movius, Lauren

  • University of Southern California
  • Visiting Fellow from September 2011 to May 2012
  • Civil society impact on international Internet governance negotiations; human rights framework for governance of the Internet 

Shima, Walter Tadahiro (Dr)

  • Visiting Senior Fellow from September 2011 to August 2012
  • Information Technology Economics 

Tsaliki Lisa (Dr)

  • Visiting Senior Fellow


Rocío Zamora Medina (Prof. Dra.)

  • Visiting Fellow from June – July 2011
  • New Media and Campaigning, with a special focus on media and elections
  • Email: rzamora@pdi.ucam.edu

Dass, Manishita

  • Visiting Fellow from September 2010 to July 2011
  • World Film Studies


Albagli, Sarita (Dr)

  • Visiting Senior Fellow from November 2009 to May 2010

De Cheveigne, Suzanne

  • Visiting Fellow from January 2010 to December 2010
  • Television news and their audiences

Colapinto, Cinzia

  • Visiting Fellow from June 2010 to April 2011
  • Chinese media in a globalising era
  • More Information

Garcia, Raquel Urqiza

  • Visiting Fellow from July 2010 to August 2010
  • Offering European and American TV on internet: strategies, business models and consumption patterns

Gillberg, Nanna (Dr)

  • Visiting Senior Fellow from March 2010 to March 2011
  • The implications of celebrity culture on public discourse, public and private life, people's social interaction and the rise of impression management in the wake of internet social networks like Facebook, MySpace and Twitter.
  • Personal website

Grandio, Maria

  • Visiting Fellow from September 2010 to October 2010
  • Audiences and television, with a special focus on television fiction

Haferkamp, Nina

  • Visiting Fellow from July 2010 to October 2010
  • Social Psychological aspects of social networking sites

Hui, Lin

  • Visiting Senior Fellow from August 2010 to February 2011
  • British Media Development in the Context of Media Integration

Liu, Yang (Dr)

  • Visiting Fellow from June 2009 to June 2010

Powers, Shawn (Dr)

Retis, Jessica, (Dr)

Shu, Ma

  • Visiting Fellow from September 2010 to December 2010
  • How media institutions "come in between" social life and the way that people comprehend, communicate and engage with such life.


Bailey, Michael
Visiting Fellow from March 2009 to December 2009

Kim, Eun-Mee
Visiting Fellow from January 2009 to July 2009

Mahizhnan Arun
Visiting Fellow from January 2009 to March 2009

Maier-Rabler, Ursula
Visiting Fellow from February 2009 to April 2009

Matos, Carolina
Visiting Fellow from October 2009 to December 2009

Poster Mark
Visiting Fellow from October 2009 to November 2009

Greffet, Fabienne
Visiting Fellow January 2009

Pre 2009

Allen, Gene
Visiting Fellow from January 2008 to March 2008

Gillwald, Alison
Visiting Fellow from June 2007 to August 2007

Jones, Paul
Visiting Fellow from September 2008 to October 2008

Josgrilberg, Fabio
Visiting Fellow from January 2008 to July 2008

Poster, Mark
Visiting Fellow from September 2008 to November 2008

Yanqiu, Zhang
Visiting Fellow from January 2008 to December 2008