Barney Warf: Global Geographies of the Internet

Introducing Barney Warf

Warf_smallBarney Warf is a professor of Geography at the University of Kansas. His research and teaching interests lie within the broad domain of human geography. Much of his research concerns economic geography, emphasizing services and telecommunications. His work straddles contemporary political economy and social theory on the one hand and traditional quantitative, empirical approaches on the other. Read more

Sabina Mihelj: Media Nations: Communicating Belonging and Exclusion in the Modern World

Introducing Sabina Mihelj

Mihelj_smallDr Sabina Mihelj is Senior Lecturer in Media, Communication and Culture in the Department of Social Sciences at Loughborough University, UK. She studied in Slovenia, Germany and Hungary and holds a PhD from the Ljubljana Graduate School of the Humanities. Her major areas of research interest include: nationalism and the mass media; religion, media and culture; the cultural Cold War; and comparative media research. Read more

Nazli Choucri: CyberPolitics in International Relations

Introducing Nazli Choucri

Choucri_smallNazli Choucri is Professor of Political Science, and serves as Associate Director of MIT’s Technology and Development Program (TDP). She is the architect and Director of the Global System for Sustainable Development (GSSD), a multi-lingual web-based knowledge networking system focusing on the complexity of sustainability. Read more

Arthur Asa Berger: Understanding American Icons – An Introduction to Semiotics

Introducing Arthur Asa Berger

picture Arthur Asa BergerArthur Asa Berger is Professor Emeritus of Broadcast and Electronic Communication at San Francisco State University, where he taught from 1965 to 2003. He has published more than 100 articles and close to 70 books on media, popular culture, humor and tourism. His books have been translated into eight languages and fourteen of his books have been translated into Chinese. Read more

Andrea Teti: Geopolitical Review 2012 – The Arab Spring in Egypt: From Uprising to Revolution?

Introducing Andrea Teti

Andrea TetiDr Andrea Teti is Director of the Centre for Global Security and Governance at the University of Aberdeen, and Senior Fellow at the European Centre for International Affairs. His research focuses on Mediterranean politics and political theory. He appeared on Al-Jazeera English and regularly contributes to OpenDemocracy on Egyptian and Italian politics. Read more

Patrice Gourdin: Geopolitics – A Practical Handbook

Introducing Patrice Gourdin

picture Patrice GourdinBorn in 1954, Patrice Gourdin is a French historian (agrégé de l’université, PhD), who lectures History at Université Louis Lumière-Lyon II.Furthermore, he is a Professor at the French Air Force Academy (appointed in 1985) and has lectured part-time at the Institute of Political Science of Aix-en-Provence since 2003. Read more

David Giles: Psychology of the Media

Introducing David Giles

picture David GilesDr David Giles is Reader in Media Psychology at The University of Winchester.He received his PhD in 1997 and has taught in a variety of UK Psychology departments since then. He has published 5 books, 4 as sole author, on psychology and the media and on conducting psychological research. His main current research interests are in the dynamics of interaction in online communities, particularly those concerning mental health, and on the relationship between audiences and media figures, particularly celebrities. Read more

Julien Zarifian: US Foreign Policy Towards Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia

Introducing Julien Zarifian

picture Julien ZarifianJulien Zarifian is Associate Professor (“Maître de conferences”) in American Studies at the University of Cergy-Pontoise, France, and Researcher with the CICC (“Civilisations et Identités Culturelles Comparées”), University of Cergy-Pontoise. He received his Ph.D. in Geopolitics from the French Institute of Geopolitics, Paris 8 University, in 2010. His Ph.D. dissertation dealt with US foreign policy towards the South Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia). Read more

Jason Dittmer: Captain America and the Nationalist Superhero – Metaphors, Narratives, and Geopolitics

Introducing Jason Dittmer

picture Jason DittmerJason Dittmer received a BA in political science at Jacksonville University before moving to Florida State University for an MA in international affairs and a PhD in geography.

He is currently Reader in Human Geography at University College London. Read more

Klaus Dodds: The Antarctic – A Very Short Introduction

Introducing Klaus Dodds

picture Klaus DoddsKlaus Dodds is Professor of Geopolitics at Royal Holloway, University of London and Editor of The Geographical Journal.

He has visited the Antarctic on four separate occasions and worked in sub-Antarctic islands such as South Georgia and the Falkland Islands. Read more