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Nico Carpentier

Prof. Dr. Nico Carpentier

Nico Carpentier is Professor at the Department of Informatics and Media of Uppsala University. In addition, he holds two part-time positions: Associate Professor at the Communication Studies Department of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and Docent at Charles University in Prague. His work focusses on the intersection of democracy, culture and conflict, with a vivid interest in discourse theory, participation and peace-building. His latest books are: The Discursive-Material Knot: Cyprus in Conflict and Community Media Participation (Peter Lang, New York, 2017) and Cyprus and Its Conflicts: Representations, Materialities, and Cultures (Berghahn, New York, 2018).


Stuart Allan

Prof. Dr. Stuart Allan

Stuart Allan is Professor and Head of the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies (JOMEC) here at Cardiff University. Stuart has published widely in journalism, media and cultural studies. He has authored seven books, the most recent of which is Citizen Witnessing: Revisioning Journalism in Times of Crisis (Polity Press, 2013), and edited eleven others, including The Routledge Companion to News and Journalism (Routledge, 2012; revised edition) and Photojournalism and Citizen Journalism: Co-operation, Collaboration and Connectivity (Routledge, 2017). His research has also appeared in numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and contributions to edited collections, and has been translated into several languages. He is a founding co-editor of the online journal Journalism Education (published by the Association for Journalism Education), and serves on the editorial boards of fifteen international journals, including Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism; Digital Journalism; New Media & Society; Media, War & Conflict; Communication, Culture & Critique; Text & Talk; Environmental Communication; Time & Society; Journalism & Communication Monographs; and Global Media and China.