Aswin Punathambekar is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is the author of From Bombay to Bollywood: The Making of a Global Media Industry (NYU Press, 2013)
Paddy Scannell worked for many years at the University of Westminster (London) where he and his colleagues established, in 1975, the first undergraduate degree program in Media Studies in the UK. He is a founding editor of Media, Culture and Society which began publication in 1979 and is now issued eight times yearly.
Katherine Sender is professor of media and sexuality in Communication Studies at the University of Michigan. She has most recently been a professor in Media, Film, and Television at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and previously, was associate professor at the Anneberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.
Julia Sonnevend is Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Michigan. She held fellowships at the Center for Contemporary History in Berlin, the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and the Yale Center for Cultural Sociology in New Haven. Sonnevend’s interdisciplinary research examines the cultural aspects of international media, with a special focus on global media events, rituals, performances and icons.
Megan Sapnar Ankerson is an Assistant Professor in Communication Studies at the University of Michigan. Her research and teaching examine digital media and communication technologies from historical, industrial, global, and cultural perspectives.
Muzammil M. Hussain is an assistant professor at The University of Michigan’s Department of Communication Studies, and a faculty associate at the Institute for Social Research’s Center for Political Studies. His teaching engagements cover comparative media systems, global digital politics, and multimethod research designs.
Shazia Iftkhar’s research and teaching interests lie in the areas of race/ethnicity, gender and religion in relation to citizenship and nation as well as in questions of communication, identity and the public sphere.
Derek W. Vaillant is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies and History (by courtesy) and faculty associate at the Center for European Studies at the University of Michigan. He holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in history from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. from Yale. He studies the history of international/global media; media, culture, and identity in global contexts
Nojin Kwak (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison) is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies and Director of the Nam Center for Korean Studies at the University of Michigan. Kwak ‘s research centers on the role of communication media in civic and political engagement and has published in peer-reviewed journals.
Reighan Gillam received her Ph.D. from the Department of Anthropology at Cornell University. Her research examines the relationship between race, visual images, and power in media produced by Afro-Brazilians in São Paulo, Brazil. She is working on a book manuscript, Strategic Visionaries: Afro-Brazilian Media Producers and the Politics of Representation, which argues that media workers enacted racial politics by producing images of Afro-Brazilians that challenged mainstream representations of blackness.