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

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

Steven Sloman: Causal Models: How People Think about the World and Its Alternatives

Introducing Steven Sloman

Sloman_smallSteven A. Sloman is Professor of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences at Brown University. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in cognitive psychology and did his postdoctoral work at the University of Michigan. He is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and the Eastern Psychological Association. 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

Allen Scott: A World in Emergence – Cities and Regions in the 21st Century

Introducing Allen Scott

picture Allen ScottAllen J Scott is distinguished research professor in the Department of Geography and the Department of Policy Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. He was awarded the Vautrin Lud Prize in 2003 and the Anders Retzius Gold Medal in 2009. He was granted the degree of doctor honoris causa by the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena in 2011. In addition to “A World in Emergence: Cities and Regions in the 21st Century”, his recent books include “Social Geography of the Metropolis” (Oxford, 2008) and “On Hollywood: The Place, the Industry” (Princeton, 2005). 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

Julien Mercille: Cruel Harvest – US Intervention in the Afghan Drug Trade

Introducing Julien Mercille

picture Julien MercilleJulien Mercille is Lecturer at the School of Geography, Planning & Environmental Policy of the University College Dublin. Before receiving his PhD in geography from UCLA (Los Angeles, USA) in 2007, he obtained an MA in geography from the University of Kentucky (USA) and a BA in International Development Studies from McGill University (Montreal, Canada). 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