Editors & Authors Old

Barbara Adkins is Associate Professor in Sociology in the Creative Industries Faculty at Queensland University of Technology, Australia. Her research interests include social theory and the philosophy of inquiry with recent focus on the notion of “participation” and its relationship to digital technologies at the level of the micro-processes of everyday use of digital tools, and the broader dynamics of social fields. Papers in this area have been published in journals such as Australian Journal of Communication, Information, Communication and Society, and Qualitative Sociology Review. Her current research focus includes the use of generative arts tools in facilitating participation in the field of culture, and the role of digital technologies with respect to the interests of the subjects of national public apologies such as the recent apology to the “Forgotten Australians.” She can be reached at b.adkins@qut.edu.au

Noah Arceneaux is an Assistant Professor of Media Studies in the School of Journalism and Media Studies at San Diego State University. His research interests include the history of broadcasting, including early radio and television, as well as emerging mobile technologies. His work has been published in the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Technology & Culture, New Media & Society, and the Journal of Radio Studies. He co-edited The Cell Phone Reader (Peter Lang, 2006) and is currently working on The Mobile Media Reader (Peter Lang, 2012). Prior to joining academia, Arceneaux developed Web sites for the CBS, ABC, and Fox television networks. He can be reached at Noah.arceneaux@sdsu.edu

Fernando Bermejo’s research focuses on the study and measurement of audiences, online advertising, and communication theory.  He is the author of The Internet Audience: Constitution and Measurement (Peter Lang, New York) and editor of On Communicating: Otherness, Meaning, and Information (Routledge: New York). He holds a Ph.D. in Communication from the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, and an M.A. from the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania. He teaches at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Spain, and is a Faculty Associate at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University, where he was a Faculty Fellow in residence during the 2009-10 academic year. He can be reached at Fernando.Bermejo@urjc.es.

Niels Brügger is an associate professor at Aarhus University, Denmark, and the director of the Centre for Internet Research at the university. His primary research interest is web history and web archiving, and in 2007 he began to write a history of the Danish Broadcasting Corporation’s website entitled “The History of dr.dk, 1996–2006.” He has published a number of articles, monographs, and edited books, including Archiving Websites: General Considerations and Strategies (The Centre for Internet Research, 2005), Media History: Theories, Methods, Analysis (ed. with S. Kolstrup, Aarhus University Press, 2002), and Web History (ed., Peter Lang Publishing, 2010). He is currently co-editing the volume Public Service Broadcasters on the Web: A Comprehensive History (with M. Burns, Peter Lang Publishing). Email: nb@imv.au.dk. Website.

Christian Thorsten Callisen is a Higher Degree Research student in Brisbane, Australia. His research is concerned with interdisciplinarity and the dissemination of ideas in early modern Europe, and he recently graduated Master of Arts (Research) from Queensland University of Technology with a thesis exploring Georg Calixtus’ (1586–1656) relationship to the humanist tradition. Christian’s PhD research continues this theme, further considering Calixtus’ relationship to the republic of letters in light of his extensive unpublished correspondence. He can be reached at christian@callisen.net.au

Michael Dick is a doctoral student in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto. His research focuses on the historical and cultural context of ICTs, particularly the Web. He is also interested in the linkages between media and transportation, as well as technology policy and the social implications of technology. Mr. Dick holds an MA in Communication and Culture from Ryerson and York Universities in Toronto, and an Honours BA in Radio and Television Arts and English, also from Ryerson. He can be reached via e-mail, michaelh.dick@utoronto.ca, or via his website, www.michaeldick.net.

Meghan Dougherty is an Assistant Professor of Digital Communication at Loyola University Chicago’s School of Communication. She studies the preservation and interpretation of Web culture, collaboration tools to aid knowledge production, and Web archiving as an emerging cyberinfrastructure for e-research. She is a researcher for Webarchivist.org, which develops methods for studying action on the Web over time.

Dmitry Epstein is a PhD candidate in the Department of Communication at Cornell University. His research focuses on the policymaking processes and the international governance of media, information, and communication, with particular interest in development. He has written about the influence of framing of the ‘digital divide’ on attribution of responsibility for solving the problem and about the duality of non-binding debates concerning Internet governance. Additional information about Dmitry is available at: www.thinkmacro.org; he can be reached at: de56@cornell.edu.

Gerard Goggin is Professor of Media and Communications at the University of Sydney. His books include Mobile Technology and Place (2012; with Rowan Wilken), New Technologies and the Media (2011), Global Mobile Media (2011), Internationalizing Internet Studies (2009; with Mark McLelland), Mobile Technologies: From Telecommunications to Media (2009; with Larissa Hjorth), Mobile Phone Cultures (2008), and Cell Phone Culture (2006). Gerard is undertaking an Australian Research Council-funded project on Internet History in Australia and the Asia-Pacific.

Teresa M. Harrison is Professor in the Department of Communication at the University at Albany. Her research focuses on democratic processes in organizations, new communication technologies, and the relationship between democracy and communication technologies.  She has served as chair of the Organizational Communication Division of the National Communication Association and chair of the Communication and Technology Division of the International Communication Association.  She is managing editor of the Electronic Journal of Communication (http://www.cios.org/www/ejcrec2.htm) and serves on the editorial boards of several journals in the field.

Nicholas W. Jankowski is Visiting Fellow at the Virtual Knowledge Studio for the Humanities and Social Sciences (VKS) in the Netherlands. He has been researching community and new media since the mid-1970s. He has co-edited some half-dozen books on community media, research methodology and new media. Two recent edited volumes are: Internet and National Elections: A Comparative Study of Web Campaigning (Routledge, 2007) and e-Research: Transformation in Scholarly Practice (Routledge, 2009). Jankowski is co-editor of the journal New Media & Society. He is founding board member of the European Institute of Communication and Culture (Euricom) and editor of the Hampton Press book series Euricom Monographs: New Media and Democracy.

Steve Jones is UIC Distinguished Professor, Professor of Communication, and Research Associate in the Electronic Visualization Laboratory at the University of Illinois – Chicago. His research interests include the social history of communication technology, virtual environments and virtual reality, popular music studies, internet studies, and media history. He was the founder and first President of the Association of Internet Researchers and is co-editor of New Media & Society. For more information see website.

Holly Kruse is an assistant professor in the Department of Communications at Rogers State University. Her research on communication technologies has been published in the journals New Media and Society, Television and New Media, Popular Music and Society, First Monday, and others.  She is the author of the book Site and Sound: Understanding Independent Music Scenes and has a doctorate in communication from the Institute of Communications Research at the University of Illinois.

Deborah Lubken is a doctoral candidate at the University of Pennsylvania. Her dissertation addresses the cultural history of bells in the U.S. during the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. Her broader research interests include the history of communication practices and technologies, auditory culture, public space, and the history of communication and media research. She can be reached at dlubken@asc.upenn.edu.

Brian O’Neill is Head of Research in the College of Arts & Tourism at Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland. His research interests include digital broadcasting, media literacy and public interest issues in media and communications. He is co-editor of Digital Radio in Europe: Technologies, Industries and Cultures (2010) and co-author of the report Digital Radio for Ireland: Competing Options, Public Expectations for the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland. He is a member of the DRACE (Digital Radio Cultures in Europe) research group established under the COST A20 programme. He is also a member of the management committee of COST Action ISO906 – Transforming Audiences, Transforming Societies and Vice Chair of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Audience Section.

Zizi Papacharissi (PhD University of Texas at Austin) is Professor and Head of the Communication Department at the University of Illinois-Chicago. Prior to moving to Chicago, she was Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Research and Faculty at the School of Communications and Theater, Temple University. Her work focuses on the social and political consequences of new media technologies. Her book, A Private Sphere: Democracy in a Digital Age (Polity Press, 2010), discusses how we practice politics in a digital age. She also recently edited a volume on online social networks, titled A Networked Self: Identity, Community, and Culture on Social Network Sites (Routledge, 2010). She is author of three books, and over 40 journal articles, book chapters or reviews and has studied blogs, online journalism, social network sites, privacy, civility, self-presentation in digital environments, and sociability online.

David W. Park is Associate Professor of Communication at Lake Forest College. He is the founder and past chair of the International Communication Association’s Communication History Interest Group, and is the editor, with Jefferson Pooley, of The History of Media and Communication Research: Contested Memories (Peter Lang, 2008). His research interests include: intellectuals and the media, the history of the study of communication, media history, and internet studies.

Benjamin Peters, a recent PhD in Communications from Columbia University, is currently Golda Meir postdoctoral fellow at Hebrew University and remains, by courtesy, a visiting fellow at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School. His research interests include new media history and theory, critical information studies, and global communication studies, with a special emphasis on Eastern Europe. He posts occasional notes and publications at his website.

Simon Popple is Senior Lecturer in Cinema at the Institute of Communications Studies, University of Leeds and co-director of the Louis Le Prince Research Centre for Photography, Film & Television. His main research interests include new media and the archive, popular visual cultures and media history. He is editor of Early Popular Visual Culture and is currently working on research examining the relationships between audiences and broadcast archives of historical film. He has two forthcoming books: Digging the Seam – Popular Cultures of the Miners’ Strike (with Ian MacDonald) and Content Cultures: Transformations of User Generated Content in Public Service Broadcasting (with Helen Thornham).

Devon Powers is an assistant professor in the Department of Culture and Communication at Drexel University. Her scholarship focuses on popular music, the history of popular culture, and cultural intermediation and circulation. Along with Melissa Aronczyk, she is the co-editor of Blowing Up the Brand: Critical Perspectives on Promotional Culture (New York: Peter Lang, 2010) and is currently completing a manuscript on ‘60s  rock criticism at the Village Voice. Her most recent article appeared in the July 2011 issue of Popular Music and Society and is entitled “Bruce Springsteen, Rock Criticism, and the Music Business: Toward a Theory and History of Hype.”

Peter Schaefer is Assistant Professor of Communication Arts at Marymount Manhattan College.  His interests concern media theory and the history of technology.  His work has appeared in Critical Studies in Media Communication.  He can be reached at pschaefer@mmm.edu.

Steven M. Schneider is a Professor and Interim Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences at SUNY Institute of Technology, Utica, New York where he teaches in the Information Design & Technology program. As the co-director of Webarchivist.org, he has organized studies and collections of web objects, including those associated with national elections and the September 11 terrorist attacks, and has designed web archive interfaces in collaboration with libraries and research laboratories. He is the co-author of Web Campaigning (MIT Press, 2006) and co-editor of The Internet and National Elections (Routledge, 2007). He has a Ph.D. in Political Science from MIT.

Stephanie Schulte is Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of Arkansas, where she researches communication technologies, media history, media policy, popular culture, and transnational cultural exchanges. She received her Ph.D. in American Studies from the George Washington University. Her work has appeared in the Journal of Television and New Media, in the Journal of Transnational American Studies, and in Feminist Studies. She received the American Studies Association (ASA) Ralph Henry Gabriel Prize, the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) dissertation prize, and Honorable Mention for the American Journalism Historians Association (AJHA) Margaret A. Blanchard Doctoral Dissertation Prize. New York University Press will publish her book in 2011. You may contact her at sschulte@uark.edu.

D. Travers Scott is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Clemson University in Clemson, SC. His research investigates cultural and historical aspects of media technologies, sound studies, and gender/sexuality studies, with work in Feminist Media Studies, Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, and Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture. Author of two novels and a short-story collection, he is currently completing a book manuscript on perceived associations between mental and physical illnesses and electric communication technologies. Contact: scott3@g.clemson.edu. Website.

Adriana de Souza e Silva is an Associate Professor at the IT University of Copenhagen, at the Digital Culture and Mobile Communication group. Dr. de Souza e Silva’s research focuses on how mobile and locative interfaces shape people’s interactions with public spaces and create new forms of sociability. She teaches classes on mobile technologies, location-based games and Internet studies. De Souza e Silva is also faculty at the Department of Communication at North Carolina State University (NCSU), and a faculty member of the Science, Technology and Society Program at NCSU. She can be reached at: adriana@souzaesilva.com

Daniel M. Sutko is a doctoral student in the Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media program at North Carolina State University. His research interests include cultural approaches to media/technology, the social production of spaces and mobilities, and asking what’s new about new media. He teaches media history, theory, and criticism in the Department of Communication and is a research assistant in the Mobile Gaming Research Lab. His recent publications focus on locative media, mobility, urban sociability, globalization and media infrastructure, and the philosophy of the virtual. He is co-editor, with Adriana de Souza e Silva, of Digital Cityscapes: Merging Digital and Urban Playspaces (Peter Lang, 2009). He can be reached at: dmsutko@ncsu.edu

Elaine J. Yuan (Ph.D. Northwestern University) is an Assistant Professor in the Communication Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research interests include social and political implications of the new media in China, media convergence, and audience fragmentation and polarization. Currently she is researching issues of online community, privacy, online journalism within comparative cultural and multiple modernity frameworks. Her recent publications include a variety of topics in these areas, such as online discourse practices on the Chinese Internet and the structuration of China’s national television market in Asian Journal of Communication and the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media.