Arthur Asa Berger: Theorizing Tourism – Analyzing Iconic Destinations

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

Pierre Verluise: Geopolitics of the EU Borders – Enlargement, how far?

Introducing Pierre Verluise

Verluise_smallDr Pierre Verluise is Director of the French geopolitical magazine Diploweb.com. Moreover, he is Research Supervisor at Institut de Relations Internationales et Stratégiques (IRIS).

Dr Verluise further works as Lecturer in Political Geography at the Magistère des Relations Internationales et Action à l’Étranger (MRIAE) of Université Paris I, Sorbonne.

Jonathan Charteris-Black: Politicians and Rhetoric – The Persuasive Power of Metaphor

Introducing Jonathan Charteris-Black

Charteris-Black_smallJonathan Charteris-Black is Professor of Linguistics at the University of the West of England, where he has developed a range of new courses relating to Critical Discourse Analysis and Metaphor. He obtained his PhD at the University of Birmingham and taught at the University of Surrey. He is the author of Corpus Approaches to Critical Metaphor Analysis (Palgrave, 2004); The Communication of Leadership (Routledge, 2007); Gender and the Language of Illness. (Palgrave, 2010); Politicians and Rhetoric: The persuasive power of metaphor (Palgrave, 2nd Edition, 2011). Read more

Ruth Wodak and John Richardson: Analysing Fascist Discourse – European Fascism in Talk and Text

Introducing Ruth Wodak

Wodak_smallRuth Wodak is Distinguished Professor of Discourse Studies at Lancaster University, UK. Besides various other prizes, she was awarded the Wittgenstein Prize for Elite Researchers in 1996 and an Honorary Doctorate from University Örebro in 2010. Research interests focus on discourse studies; language and/in politics; and prejudice and discrimination. Read more

Peter Taylor: Extraordinary Cities – Millennia of Moral Syndromes, World-Systems and City/State Relations

Introducing Peter Taylor

Taylor_smallPeter Taylor is Professor of Human Geography at Northumbria University (UK), has previously been at Loughborough and Newcastle universities, and has held nine visiting positions in universities in North America and Europe. He was a founding editor of Political Geography (nee Quarterly) and Review of International Political Economy, and is the Founder and Director of the Globalization and World Cities Research Network (GaWC). Read more

Alan Ingram: Artists, Activists, Global Health, Insecurity, Drone Strikes, Secrecy

Introducing Alan Ingram

Alan IngramDr Alan Ingram teaches critical approaches to geopolitics and security in the Department of Geography, University College London, where he is Senior Lecturer.

He has an MA and PhD from the Department of Geography, University of Cambridge. His current research considers how artists respond to and engage with geopolitics. Read more

Jakub Grygiel: Great Powers, Geopolitical Change, Historical Context, Technology

Introducing Jakub Grygiel

Jakub GrygielDr Jakub Grygiel is a Senior Fellow at the Center for European Policy Analysis and the George H. W. Bush Senior Associate Professor of International Relations at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of The Johns Hopkins University (Washington, DC). Dr Grygiel received his PhD in politics at Princeton University and has written extensively on the revival of Russian nationalism and other topics related to the history, politics and economics of Central Europe. Read more

Iver Neumann: Diplomatic Sites – A Critical Enquiry

Introducing Iver Neumann

Neumann_smallIver B. Neumann is Montague Burton Professor at London School of Economics and also does research at NUPI. He is also adjunct professor at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and a visiting professor at Belgrade University. Read more

Cyndy Scheibe: The Teacher’s Guide to Media Literacy – Critical Thinking in a Multimedia World

Introducing Cyndy Scheibe

Scheibe_smallCyndy Scheibe (PhD, ’87, Cornell University) is Professor of Psychology at Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY, USA, where she teaches courses in developmental psychology and media literacy, and directs the Center for Research on the Effects of Television. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Project Look Sharp, providing professional development and curriculum materials for K-12 and college faculty designed to foster the integration of media literacy and inquiry-based learning across the curriculum. She was a founding board member of the National Association of Media Literacy Education. Read more

Jonathan Charteris-Black: Analysing Political Speeches – Rhetoric, Discourse and Metaphor

Introducing Jonathan Charteris-Black

Charteris-Black_smallJonathan Charteris-Black is Professor of Linguistics at the University of the West of England, where he has developed a range of new courses relating to Critical Discourse Analysis and Metaphor. He obtained his PhD at the University of Birmingham and taught at the University of Surrey. He is the author of Corpus Approaches to Critical Metaphor Analysis (Palgrave, 2004); The Communication of Leadership (Routledge, 2007); Gender and the Language of Illness. (Palgrave, 2010); Politicians and Rhetoric: The persuasive power of metaphor (Palgrave, 2nd Edition, 2011). Read more