Notes on Contributors

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Notes on Contributors

Alfonso M. Rodríguez de Austria Giménez de Aragón

has a Degree in Philosophy, a Ph.D. in Social Communication (by the University of Seville) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Human Rights and Citizen Practices (Pablo de Olavide University). He is professor in the Postgraduate Certificate in Audiovisual Communication at the Central American University, Nicaragua (UCA), and belongs to IDECO: Researching Group in Political Communication, Ideology and Propaganda, which is affiliated to the University of Seville. Rodríguez de Austria Giménez de Aragón has published several papers in international scientific journals and participated in conferences in America and Europe.

Burton Lee Artz

(Ph. D., University of Iowa) is a former machinist and union steelworker, is Professor of Media Studies and co-Director of the Center for Global Studies at Purdue University Northwest. He has published ten books including Pink Tide: Media Access and Political Power in Latin America (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017), Global Entertainment Media (Wiley-Blackwell, 2015), The Media Globe (Rowman & Littlefield, 2006), and Cultural Hegemony in the US (Sage, 2000), and has written dozens of book chapters and journal articles on international media, cultural hegemony, and democratic communication. Artz currently serves on the editorial board for Triple C: Communication, Capitalism & Critique and the conference organizing committee for the Union for Democratic Communications.

Arthur Asa Berger

(M.A., 1956) is Professor Emeritus of Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts at San Francisco State University where he taught from 1965 to 2003. Berger has published more than 70 books on the mass media, popular culture, humor, tourism and everyday life. Among his books are Media Analysis Techniques 5/E (Sage, 2014), Media & Society: A Critical Perspective 3/E (Rowman & Littlefield, 2012), Seeing is Believing: An Introduction to Visual Communication 3/E (McGraw Hill, 2008), Ads, Fads and Consumer Culture: Advertising’s Impact on American Character and Society 2/E (Rowman and Littlefield, 2004), Media and Communication Research Methods: An Introduction to Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches 2/E (Sage, 2014), The Art of Comedy Writing (Transaction Publishers, 2007), Shop ‘Til You Drop: Consumer Behavior and American Culture (Rowman and Littlefield, 2004), and Vietnam Tourism (Haworth Hospitality Press, 2005).

Oliver Boyd-Barrett

joined the School of Communication Studies as Director in 2005, a position he held for three years before deciding to return to faculty in the Department of Journalism. His current research interests include international and national news agencies, news media and the ‘war on terror’, and Hollywood representations of the intelligence community. He was previously Professor of Communication at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, California, and has held various appointments at universities in the United Kingdom. Boyd-Barrett has published extensively on educational and management communications, international news media, and the political economy of mass communication. He is founding chair of the division for Global Communication and Social Change in the International Communication Association.

Marco Briziarelli

studies critical approaches to media and communication theory, especially as these fields intersect with broader issues in political and social theory, intellectual and cultural history. Briziarelli is also interested in media and social movements and critical conceptualization of digital labor. His work has appeared in Communciation and Critical/Cultural Studies, Critical Studies in Media Communication, Triple C, Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, Journalism, Handbook on Global Media and Communication Policy (edited by Robin Mansell and Marc Raboy, Wiley-Blackwell, 2011). He is the author of The Red Brigades and the Discourse of Violence: Revolution and Restoration (Routledge, 2014), and the recently published Reviving Gramsci: Crisis, Communication, and Change (Routledge, 2016).

Savaş Çoban

is an independent researcher. His university education focused on English Teaching. His MSc. degree dealt with Turkish as a Foreign Language. For his Ph.D. he studied Radio-TV. His publications include Azınlıklar ve Dil (Su Publishing, 2005), Hegemonya Aracı ve İdeolojik Aygıt Olarak Medya (Parşomen Publishing, 2013), Media’s Role in the Socialist Era (Amani International Publishers, 2013), Azınlıklar, Ötekiler ve Medya (Ayrıntı Publishing, 2014), and İktidar ve Medya (Evrensel Publishing, 2014), Media and Left (Brill Publishing, 2014 / Haymarket Publishing, 2016), Direnişten Komüne Gezi (Siyah Beyaz Publishing, 2015). İnternet ve Sokak (Ayrıntı Publishing, 2015), Haber Okumaları (İletişim Publishing, 2016), Medya ve Sol (Sel Publishing, 2017).

Jeffrey Hoffmann

studies interpretive and critical approaches to communication, culture, and environment. He is particularly interested in present and historical social and environmental movements and how they relate to urban social-ecological transformation in urban environments. In taking a cultural-materialist approach, Hoffman studies the ways in which specific political ecologies and cultural ways of relating to and acting in the more-than-human world are felt, understood, and activated in social and environmental movements aimed at transforming the material conditions of production in and of cities. He also studies climate change communication, and is working on his Ph.D. in Intercultural Communication at the University of New Mexico.

Junhao Hong

is a professor in the Department of Communication at the State University of New York at Buffalo, U.S.A. He is also an Associate in Research at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University. He obtained a Ph.D. in communication from University of Texas at Austin, U.S.A., in 1995. His research areas include international communication and international politics, media and society, and the impact of new media and information technology. His publication includes several authored/edited books, dozens of research papers and dozens of book chapters. He serves as an editorial member of a number of referred international journals and academic publishers.

Robert Jensen

is a professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin and a board member of the Third Coast Activist Resource Center in Austin and the national group, Culture Reframed. He is the author of The End of Patriarchy: Radical Feminism for Men (Spinifex Press, 2017). Jensen’s other books include Plain Radical: Living, Loving, and Learning to Leave the Planet Gracefully (Counterpoint/Soft Skull, 2015); Arguing for Our Lives: A User’s Guide to Constructive Dialogue (City Lights, 2013); All My Bones Shake: Seeking a Progressive Path to the Prophetic Voice, (Soft Skull Press, 2009); Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity (South End Press, 2007); The Heart of Whiteness: Confronting Race, Racism and White Privilege (City Lights, 2005); Citizens of the Empire: The Struggle to Claim Our Humanity (City Lights, 2004); and Writing Dissent: Taking Radical Ideas from the Margins to the Mainstream (Peter Lang, 2002).

Douglas Kellner

is George Kellner Chair in the Philosophy of Education at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and is author of many books on social theory, politics, history, and culture, including Camera Politica: The Politics and Ideology of Contemporary Hollywood Film, co-authored with Michael Ryan (Indiana University Press, 1988); Critical Theory, Marxism, and Modernity (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989; Jean Baudrillard: From Marxism to Postmodernism and Beyond (Stanford University Press, 1989); works in social theory and cultural studies such as Media Culture (Taylor & Francis, 1994) and Media Spectacle (Taylor & Francis, 2002); a trilogy of books on postmodern theory with Steve Best; and a trilogy of books on the media and the Bush administration, encompassing Grand Theft 2000 (Rowman & Littlefield, 2001), From 9/11 to Terror War (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003), and Media Spectacle and the Crisis of Democracy (Routledge, 2015). He is the author of Herbert Marcuse and the Crisis of Marxism (University of California Press, 1984), and has edited collected papers of Herbert Marcuse, six volumes of which have appeared with Routledge. With Meenakshi Gigi Durham, Kellner had co-edited Media and Cultural Studies. KeyWorks (Wiley-Blackwell, first edition, 2005; second edition 2012), and with Rhonda Hammer, Kellner has co-edited Media/Cultural Studies: Critical Approaches (Peter Lang Publishing, 2009). Kellner’s Cinema Wars: Hollywood Film and Politics in the Bush/Cheney Era was published in 2010 by Wiley-Blackwell, and Media Spectacle and Insurrection, 2011: From the Arab Uprisings to Occupy Everywhere was published by Continuum/Bloomsbury in 2012. Kellner’s latest books are American Nightmare: Donald Trump, Media Spectacle, and Authoritarian Populism (Sense Publishers, 2016) and The American Horror Show: Election 2016 and the Ascendency of Donald J. Trump (Springer, 2016). His website is at which contains several of his books and many articles.

Thomas Klikauer

was born in Germany, between Karl Marx’s birthplace to the west, Adorno’s house to the north and Einstein’s place to the south. From his birthplace, he saw Castle Frankenstein and Johannes Gutenberg’s house. Klikauer now lives in Sydney (Australia) where he teaches MBAs at the Sydney Graduate School of Management of Western Sydney University. His books on communication include Communication and Management at Work (2007) and Management Communication – Communicative Ethics and Action (2008). His book Managerialism – A Critique of An Ideology (2013) remains his personal favorite (all published by Palgrave, UK). Currently, he is writing on a book about Media Capitalism.

Peter Ludes

was Professor of Mass Communication at Jacobs University Bremen (2002–2017). He is Adjunct Professor Emeritus of Culture and Media Sciences, Siegen University and founder of the German Initiative on News Enlightenment (1997) at the University of Siegen, which publishes the most neglected German news (Project Censored, Germany). His recent publications include: “Updating Marx’s Concept of Alternatives”, in Christian Fuchs and Vincent Mosco (Eds.), Marx and the Political Economy of the Media, Leiden and Boston (Brill, 2016, pp. 338–361); “Long-Term Power Presentation Shifts: From Key Audio-Visual Narratives to an Update of Elias’s Theory on the Process of Civilisation”, in: Birgit Mersmann and Hans G. Kippenberg (Eds.), The Humanities between Global Integration and Cultural Diversity (De Gruyter, 2016, pp. 188–210); “State-transformations and Habitus-Shifts”(Staatenumbildungen und Habitus-Umbrüche), in: Erik Jentges (Ed.), Das Staatsverständnis von Norbert Elias (Nomos, 2017, pp. 177–195), and “The Internet of Distorted Perceptions and Detached Enlightenment” (Das Internet der verzerrten Wahrnehmungen und abgeklärte Aufklärung), in Hektor Haarkötter and Joerg-Uwe Nieland (Eds.), Nachrichten und Aufklärung. Medien- und Journalismuskritik heute: 20 Jahre Initiative Nachrichtenaufklärung (Springer, pp. 17–37).

Tanner Mirrlees

is the Director of the Communication and Digital Media Studies program at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). His recent research examines the US Empire, militarism and war propaganda. He is the author of Global Entertainment Media: Between Cultural Imperialism and Cultural Globalization (Routledge, 2013), Hearts and Mines: The US Empire’s Culture Industry (University of British Columbia Press, 2016) and the co-editor of The Television Reader (Oxford University Press, 2013). Mirrlees’ writing on militarism, war and media-culture has appeared in scholarly and popular venues.

Victor Pikard

is an associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication. His research on the history and political economy of media has been published in numerous scholarly articles and anthologies, and he has authored or edited four books, including America’s Battle for Media Democracy (Cambridge University Press, 2014); Media Activism in the Digital Age (with Guobin Yang) (Routledge, 2017); The Future of Internet Policy (with Peter Decherney) (Routledge, 2018); and Will the Last Reporter Please Turn Out the Lights (with Robert McChesney) (The New Press, 2011).

Padmaja Shaw

graduated with a M.A. degree in Journalism from Osmania University, India, and a M.A. in Telecommunications from Michigan State University, U.S.A. She completed a Ph.D. in Development Studies and has retired from the Department of Communication and Journalism, Osmania University, India, after teaching there since 1988. She has two tracks of interest: Broadcast production and political economy of communication. She contributes regularly to a media watch website,, and writes a regular column in an English-language daily newspaper, The New Indian Express.

Nick Stevenson

is currently a Reader in Cultural Sociology at the University of Nottingham. He has recently published a book called Human Rights and the Reinvention of Freedom with Routledge (2017). He is currently working on a series of papers and articles which look at the New Left, Marxism and the development of the alter-globalization movement.

Gerald Sussman

is Professor of Urban Studies and International and Global Studies at Portland State University. He is the author or editor of six books, including Branding Democracy: US Regime Change in Post-Soviet Eastern Europe (Peter Lang, 2010) and Global Electioneering: Campaign Consulting, Communications, and Corporate Financing (Rowman and Littlefield, 2005). Sussman is an editor at Palgrave Macmillan on the Global Media Policy and Business book series.

Minghua Xu

is an Associate Professor in the School of Journalism and Information Communication, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China. She holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. degree from the National University of Singapore. Her research focuses on international communication, cross-cultural communication, media sociology, and new media technology. She is the author of several Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) and Science Citation Index (SCI) articles, media news report, and some articles in China’s top journal. She is also the principle investigator of more than ten research projects supported by China’s National Social Sciences Fund and Ministry of Education Fund. In addition, she serves as an editorial member of Telematics and Informatics and the regional director of the Chinese Communication Association.