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Alvares, Claudia

Claudia Alvares is Associate Professor at the Department of Communication Sciences at Lusofona University, Lisbon, Portugal and co-directs its Centre for Research in Applied Communication, Culture and New Technologies (CICANT).

Claudia is member of the Scientific Committee of the European Science Foundation's Forward Look ‘Media Studies: new media and new literacies', which aims to identify a common European research agenda. Within this remit, she has focused specifically on the research line that centres on political engagement in an age of mediatisation.

Having integrated the management team of the ECREA Gender and Communication Section since the latter’s inception, she has been principal investigator of several research projects funded by the Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation and is partner of the UNESCO chair in Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment based at the University of Cyprus.

Claudia obtained a Ph.D from Goldsmith's College, University of London, in June 2001. Amongst her main book publications are Humanism after Colonialism (2006), Representing Culture: Essays on Identity, Visuality and Technology (ed., 2008), Teorias e Práticas dos Media: Situando o Local no Global (co-ed., 2010), and Gendered Transformations: Theory and Practices on Gender and Media (co-ed., 2010).


President
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Alvares, Claudia

School of Communication, Architecture, Arts and Information Technologies, Lusofona University, Portugal

Responsibilities as ECREA's Executive Board Member: Bureau member; internal coordination; ECREA panels; ECREA Book Series Editor (rotating role); ALAIC Task Force.

Email address: claudia.alvares@ulusofona.pt 



Tomanic Trivundza, Ilija

Ilija Tomanic Trivundza is Assistant Professor at the Department of Media and Communication Studies at Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia).

His primary research interest spans across the field of visual communication with special focus on the social and political role of photography in contemporary mediated communication.

Prior to joining University of Ljubljana in 2003, he worked for three years in telecommunications industry. He obtained his PhD from University of Ljubljana on the topic of photojournalism and representations of national identity in 2010. Courses taught presently include: Introduction to visual culture, Public opinion, Politics of images, History of documentary photography, Introduction to communication research, and City and image.

His published articles and book chapters focus on photojournalism, framing of news, visual representations of otherness and collective identifications. He is also a co-editor of Fotografija magazine and has been involved in a number of educational and artistic projects organised by the magazine.

Ilija has been a Programme director and Project coordinator of the ECREA European Communication Research and Education Association Doctoral Summer School (2010-2012). He is currently the president of Slovene Communication Association and a member or editorial board of journals Media Transformations, CM: Communication Management Quarterly, and The Central European Journal of Communication.


Vice-President
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Tomanic Trivundza, Ilija

Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Responsibilities as ECREA's Executive Board Member: Network, Section and TWG coordinator; ECREA panels; ECREA Book Series Editor (rotating role).

Email address: ilija.tomanic@fdv.uni-lj.si 



Jelen, Alenka

Alenka Jelen is Lecturer in Public Relations at School of Arts and Humanities, University of Stirling.

Her current research interest is in political and communication studies with a special focus on the role of political sources in media news construction process, and qualitative research methods, particularly expert interviews and framing analysis.

Prior to joining the University of Stirling in September 2013, she had been working as Lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire, and Public Relations Adviser and Teaching Assistant at the University of Ljubljana, from where she obtained her PhD in 2012. She also has experience in media practice, where she has been working as a journalist, radio news director, overseas correspondent, television host, and ad copywriter. She is currently a British Correspondent for Slovenian TV Kanal A.

In 2005, she received EUPRERA’s (The European Public Relations Education and Research Association) Jos Willems Award for best BA dissertation International Comparison of Communication Study Programmes in the Field of Communication Studies.


General Secretary
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Jelen, Alenka

University of Stirling, United Kingdom

Responsibilities as ECREA's Executive Board Member: Bureau member; membership management; communication and relations; Mapping higher education Task Force.

Email address: alenka.jelen@stir.ac.uk 



Voltmer, Katrin

Katrin Voltmer is Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Political Communication at the Institute of Communications Studies, University of Leeds (UK). She started her academic career at the Social Science Research Center Berlin and the Free University Berlin (Germany) and moved to Britain in 2000.

Her current research focuses on the role of the media in emerging democracies and the regulatory, epistemological and cultural problems of building democratic institutions in post-authoritarian contexts. Other areas of research include the impact of the media on public policymaking, media influences on democratic orientations and the changing power relationship between journalists and politicians. She has widely published in these areas and serves on various boards of academic journals and institutes.

Katrin has been Vice Chair of the ECREA Political Communication Section from 2008 – 2010, and Chair from 2010 – 2012. She was elected to the ECREA Executive Board in 2012.


Treasurer
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Voltmer, Katrin

Institute of Communications Studies, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

Responsibilities as ECREA's Executive Board Member: Bureau member; monitoring and reporting on accounts; relations with international public institutions and NGOs.

Email address: k.voltmer@leeds.ac.uk 



Vicente, Miguel

Miguel Vicente-Mariño is Associate Professor and Secretary of the Social, Legal and Communication Sciences School of Universidad de Valladolid (Spain), where he teaches courses about Public Opinion and Communication Research Methods. He obtained his PhD from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, with a dissertation about the TV coverage of an environmental disaster which has obtained the award to the best PhD dissertation in the field of Journalism by Spanish Parliament.

His main research fields are environmental communication, audience studies, public opinion and political communication, and qualitative research methods and software, leading to more than 30 scientific publications. During the last years he has participated in diverse regional, national and European research projects and networks, having completed research periods in European universities like Leicester, Westminster and Braga.

He has been involved in ECREA since 2005, organising some international events sponsored by the association (Madrid, 2009). He is also an active member of other international associations, like IAMCR and the International Environmental Communication Association (IECA).


Secretary of the Board
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Vicente, Miguel

University of Valladolid, Spain

Responsibilities as ECREA's Executive Board Member: Organisation of decision-making process in the Board and General Assembly; ALAIC Task Force.

Email address: mvicentem@yahoo.es 



Bailey, Olga

Olga Guedes Bailey is based at the School of Arts and Humanities at Nottingham Trent University, UK where she is co-director of the research Centre for Inequality, Culture and Difference, NTU and Director of the Master programme Media and Globalization. She also sits on the NTU board of internationalization.

Before joining Nottingham Trent University she held positions at the Federal University of Ceara, Brazil (1980-1999) where she was elected Head of the Department of Communication, and later elected to the position of Director of the Faculty of Humanities; University of the West of England (2000-2002); and John Moores University, Liverpool, UK (2002-2005). Olga was a visiting scholar at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Shanghai, China (2004-2008) and is currently a visiting scholar at the University of Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil. She has a PhD degree from the Department of Social Sciences at Loughborough University, UK. She is a member of several editorial boards of academic journals, including ‘Communication Theory’ of the International Communication Association, USA and the online peer-reviewed journal ‘Journalism and Education’, Association for Journalism Education, UK.

She has worked in a consultant capacity with several organizations in the area of minority and migration, such as the Institute of Strategy Dialogue, London and the Rainbow Project Organization, Nottingham, UK. She also has a social and political commitment to empowering asylum seekers and refugee women living in Nottingham; She is the chair of the trustee board of the African Women Empowerment Forum, UK. She has researched and published widely in renowned academic journals and published books (Transnational Lives and the Media & Understanding Alternative Media) in the areas of alternative media, migration and women, transnationalism and media, politics of communication of minority groups in multicultural societies, online journalism and digital cultures.

She is co-founder of the Diaspora, Migration and Media section of ECREA and was elected as co-chair and subsequently as chair of the section during the period of 2007-2012.


Board Member
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Bailey, Olga

Nottingham Trent University, Institute of Cultural Analysis, United Kingdom

Responsibilities as ECREA's Executive Board Member: Networking, mapping and matchmaking.

Email address: Olga.Bailey@ntu.ac.uk 



Colombo, Fausto

Fausto Colombo is Full Professor of Theory and Techniques of Media at the Faculty of Political Sciences and Director of Osservatorio sulla comunicazione, Catholic University, Milan. He is also an Italian exponent in Cost Actions 20 on "The impact of the internet on traditional media " (Coordinator of the working group Digitalisation of TV); 30 on “East of West: Setting a New Central and Eastern European Media Research Agenda” and IS0906 on “Transforming Audiences, Transforming Societies".

Fausto is a Coordinator of the Section "Cultural Processes and Institution" of the Italian Association of Sociologists (AIS) and a Coordinator (with Guido Gili) of the sociological series of the La Scuola Publisher.

Fausto is a Member of the Editorial Board of the journals Comunicazioni Sociali, Communication & Langages and CM. Communication Management Quarterly. He is also a member of the Scientific Council of the CELSA (Université Paris IV, Sorbonne). Fausto also serves as a referee for national and international projects (Italian and French Ministry of University, European Research Council) and for many national and international journals.


Board Member
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Colombo, Fausto

OssCom, Italy

Responsibilities as ECREA's Executive Board Member: ECREA Book Series Editor (rotating role); Quality in Publishing Task Force.

Email address: fausto.colombo@unicatt.it 



Kaun, Anne

Anne Kaun is a post-doctoral research fellow at Södertön University, Sweden and the Annenberg School of Communication, USA.

Her research interests involve civic engagement and mediated citizenship as well as media experiences. She has previously published in peer-reviewed journals such as Communications – The European Journal of Communication Research; Information, Communication and Society and the International Journal of Qualitative Methods. Her main fields of interest are mediated citizenship, democracy and the media as well as media experiences.

Anne obtain her PhD from Södertörn and Örebro University in 2012 with a thesis examining civic and media experiences of young people in Estonia.

Anne is a member of ECREA since 2008 and joined the management team of the Young Scholars Network (YECREA) as Vice-Chair in 2012.


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Kaun, Anne

Södertörn University, Sweden

Responsibilities as ECREA's Executive Board Member: Networks Representative, Website Administrator.

Email address: anne.kaun@sh.se 



Nord, Lars

Lars Nord, PhD, is a Professor and a Chair of Political Communication and a Director of The Centre for Study of Democracy and Communication (DEMICOM) at Mid Sweden University. He is also an Associate Professor of Political Science at Åbo Akademi University in Finland. He has a professional background as journalist and editor in several national daily newspapers and he has worked with the public service radio.

Lars academic work focuses on political journalism, media policy and strategic political communication. He is widely published on these areas in international journals, books and book chapters. He is currently working in European research networks dealing with professionalisation of elections campaigns and public service media challenges in the digital age.

Further information on his work can be found on his personal website: http://larsnord.se


Board Member
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Nord, Lars

Mid Sweden University, Sweden

Responsibilities as ECREA's Executive Board Member: On-line news and newsletter.

Email address: lars.nord@miun.se 



Lauk, Epp

Epp Lauk is Professor of Journalism at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. She accomplished her postgraduate studies at the University of Helsinki and the University of Oslo, and holds a Ph.D. in journalism from the University of Tartu, Estonia (1997).
She worked as a researcher, Associate Professor and Professor at the University of Tartu (1977-2008). She was Director of the Research Center of Culture and Communication of Tartu University during 2005-2007. During 2004, she worked in Oslo University as the Freedom of Speech Guest Professor and in Nov 2010 and Jan 2011 as Bonnier Visiting Professor in Stockholm University. She has participated in numerous nationally and internationally funded journalism research and training projects, such as COST A20 and COST A30. She is Estonian team‘s leader in European Framework 7 project MediaAct and Finnish team’s member in Mediadem.
Her publications include over 100 articles and book chapters and five edited or co-edited books on the development of journalism cultures and history, media and journalism in post-Communist countries, on media markets, media self-regulation, etc.
She is chairperson of the Estonian Press Council since 2005, was Board member of the European Journalism Training Association (EJTA) in 2004-2007; is acting chair of the History Section of IAMCR. She is also vice-chair of the Executive Committee of the world-wide project on journalism cultures "Worlds of Journalism". Epp Lauk is editorial board member of several international scholarly journals.


Board Member
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Lauk, Epp

Department of Communication, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Responsibilities as ECREA's Executive Board Member: Relations with international public institutions and NGOs.

Email address: epp.lauk@gmail.com 



Pfetsch, Barbara

Barbara Pfetsch is Professor of Communication Theory and Media Effects Research at the Institute of Media and Communication Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin. She took her PhD in political science at the University of Mannheim and the Habilitation at the Freie Universität Berlin.

Her research focuses on comparative analyses of political communication and of media and public debate, the role of media in European public sphere, processes of media agenda building and political communication on the internet. She published several books, including “Political Communication Cultures in Western Europe” (forthcoming), “Comparing Political Communication” (New York/Cambridge 2004, with F. Esser) and Politische Kommunikationskultur (Wiesbaden 2003) and numerous articles and book chapters.

Barbara Pfetsch held fellowships and visiting scholarships at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University (2012-2012), the Minda de Gunzberg Center for European Studies at Harvard University (2006-2007), the Shorenstein Center for the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard’s J.F. Kennedy School of Government (1997), and the Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University, Washington D.C.(1991-1992).
She served in the Review Board for Social Sciences of the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Advisory Board of the German Federal Agency for Civic Education and on the editorial boards of several scientific journals, such as the International Journal of Press/Politics and the central European Journal of Communication and the Journal of Global Mass Communication.


Board Member
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Pfetsch, Barbara

Institut für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft der Freien Universität Berlin, Germany

Responsibilities as ECREA's Executive Board Member: Relations with associations; ECREA panels.

Email address: pfetsch@zedat.fu-berlin.de 



Quandt, Thorsten

Thorsten Quandt is a Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Münster.
 
He was holding the Chair of Online Communication and Interactive Media at the University of Hohenheim from 2009-2012, where he also served as the Director of the Institute of Communication Studies in 2012. He has been previously working as a lecturer and researcher at the FU Berlin, the LMU Munich, the Berlin University of the Arts, the University Trier, the University of Applied Sciences (FHW) in Vienna, the University of Applied Sciences (FH) Bremen and the Technical University Ilmenau. His research and teaching fields include online communication, media innovation research, digital games and journalism. 



He is the founding chair of the temporary working group “Digital Games Research” of ECREA, a board member of the journals 'Communication Theory' and 'Digital Journalism', and an ERC Grant Holder. Furthermore, he served as the chair of the research network 'Integrative Theories in Communication Studies’ (DFG), as the chair of the Journalism Division in the German Communication Association (DGPuK), and as the secretary of the Journalism Studies Division in the International Communication Association (ICA).

 He (co)published more than 90 scientific articles and several books. His work was awarded with several scientific prizes, including various Top Paper Awards and the dissertation award of the DGPuK.


Board Member
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Quandt, Thorsten

University of Muenster, Germany

Responsibilities as ECREA's Executive Board Member: TWG Representative.

Email address: thorsten.quandt@uni-muenster.de 



Sarikakis, Katharine

Katharine's work is informed by political philosophy and focuses on the political processes and political economic dimensions of media and communications governance, nationally and globally. She is interested in the ways in which empowerment and disempowerment of citizens become inherent elements in public policy addressing communication (either as technology or process) and expression (whether political, cultural or other). In her work, institutions are central spaces for the construction of ideas, legitimacy and exercise of control. Her current research explores these dimensions through the tensions of varying forms and degrees of state intervention upon individuals and communication and media industries.

She is the founding co-editor of the International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics (MCP) with Prof.Neil Blain (Univesity of Stirling, UK). MCP is a widely known journal that aims to facilitate a forum for critical and astute analysis of contemporary world affairs as these are related to media and cultural politics.

Further information on her work can be found on her personal website: http://www.sarikakis.info/


Board Member
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Sarikakis, Katharine

Institute of Communications Science University of Vienna, Austria

Responsibilities as ECREA's Executive Board Member: Open access publishing; Mapping communication journals Task Force.

Email address: Katharine.Sarikakis@univie.ac.at 



Starkey, Guy

Guy Starkey is Professor of Radio and Journalism at the University of Sunderland, where he led the Department of Media for four years, as Associate Dean and Head of Department. He is a former radio practitioner, with his work having been broadcast on the BBC, forces radio, offshore radio and commercial radio in the UK, Italy and France. He still presents programmes on two internet radio stations distributed worldwide.

Since the 1990s he has accumulated twenty years’ experience in media education, management and research, and he is the author of Local Radio, Going Global (Palgrave Macmillan 2011), Balance and Bias in Journalism: Representation, Regulation and Democracy (Palgrave Macmillan 2007) and Radio in Context (Palgrave Macmillan 2004 and 2013). He is co-author with Professor Andrew Crisell of Radio Journalism (Sage 2009). His research interests are socio-economic and political influences on mediatised environments, mainly, but not exclusively through the medium of radio and the practices of journalism. Themes include democratisation and identity, citizenship and representation, as well as globalisation, technological advance and digital migration.

He has spoken as a keynote in various locations around the world, including Brussels, China, France, Poland and Portugal. He has worked as a consultant to the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and spoken as an invited guest to the European Platform of Regulatory Authorities (EPRA).

The Chair of the Radio Research Section of ECREA, he is now the Sections Representative on the ECREA Board, a member of the Scientific Committee of the francophone Groupe de Recherches et d'Etudes sur la Radio (GRER) and also a member of the steering committee of the Radio Studies Network within MeCCSA.

At Sunderland he teaches radio studies, radio production, journalism, media law, media ethics and public affairs.


Board Member
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Starkey, Guy

University of Sunderland, United Kingdom

Responsibilities as ECREA's Executive Board Member: Sections Representative.

Email address: guy.starkey@sunderland.ac.uk 



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