SPEAKERS AND MODERATORS
Ivan Abarca is a visiting scholar in the Comparative Media Studies program at MIT. He earned a Ph.D. from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris.
Paula Albuquerque is a doctoral student in artistic research at the University of Amsterdam.
Sandy Alexandre ia an associate professor in the Literature Section at MIT. She is the author of The Properties of Violence: Claims to Ownership in Representations of Lynching (2012).
Meryl Alper is a Ph.D. student at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.
Ricardo Amaral is a doctoral researcher at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Lindsey Andrews is a doctoral student in the Department of English at Duke University. This fall, she will join Vanderbilt University.
Faisal Anwar is a digital media artist living in Toronto and Pakistan.
Giovanni Boccia Artieri is professor of the sociology of new media in the Faculty of Sociology at the University Carlo Bo of Urbino (Italy) and vice-director of LaRiCa (Research Laboratory in Advanced Communication).
Ben Aslinger is an assistant professor of media and culture in the Department of English and Media Studies at Bentley University.
Feona Attwood is professor of media at Middlesex University, U.K., and editor of Mainstreaming Sex (2009), porn.com (2010), and co-editor of Controversial Images (2012). Her current book project is Media, Sex and Technology.
Bodo Balazs is a researcher at the Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam, and a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard.
Jessica Baldwin-Philippi is a researcher and visiting assistant professor in Emerson College’s Department of Visual and Media Arts.
Fiona Barnett is a Ph.D. candidate in the literature and women's studies at Duke University.
Nathanael Bassett is a graduate student in the Media Studies Program at the New School and an instructor at Youth Rights Media in New Haven, Connecticut.
Nancy Baym is a principal researcher at Microsoft Research's NERD Lab in Cambridge and a visiting professor of comparative media studies at MIT. Her books include Personal Connections in the Digital Age (2010).
Paul Benzon teaches literature and media studies at Temple University.
Kathi Inman Berens is a fellow at the Annenberg Innovation Lab and lectures at USC's Annenberg School of Communication.
Harshavardhan Bhat is CALACS Fellow and a senior research associate at the Jindal School of International Affairs, Jindal Global University, New Delhi.
Hanno Biber is a researcher at the AAC-Austrian Academy Corpus.
Elettra Bietti is a lawyer at Allen & Overy LLP in Brussels practicing antitrust and European Union law.
Mats Bjorkin is a senior lecturer in film studies in the Department of Cultural Sciences, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Bridget Blodgett is an assistant professor in the Simulation and Digital Entertainment Program at the University of Baltimore.
Luis Bohorquez is a Ph.D. candidate at Delft University of Technology, Holland.
Maxime Boivin is a doctoral student in public communication at Laval University in Quebec City.
Goran Bolin is professor in media and communication studies at Sodertorn University, Stockholm. He is the author of Value and the Media: Cultural Production and Consumption in Digital Markets (2011), and the editor of Cultural Technologies (2012).
Jan Lauren Boyles is a Ph.D. fellow at American University’s School of Communication in Washington.
Alex Braidwood is assistant professor of graphic design and a faculty member of the Human Computer Interaction (HCI) Graduate Program at Iowa State University.
Frances Brazier is a professor of engineering at the Delft University of Technology, where she chairs the Systems Engineering Group and the Participatory Systems Initiative.
Axel Bruns is an associate professor in the Creative Industries Faculty at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, and a chief investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation.
Taina Bucher is a research fellow in the Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo.
Jean Burgess is an associate professor in the Creative Industries Faculty, and deputy director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation (CCI), at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane.
Patrick Burkart is an associate professor of communication at Texas A&M University. His book, Pirate Politics, is forthcoming from The MIT Press.
Thorsten Busch is a visiting scholar at HEC Montréal and at Concordia University's Technoculture, Art and Games Lab. He recently finished his Ph.D. in business ethics at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Nicola Cavalli is a consultant in digital publishing and technology education.
Natalia Cecire is an ACLS New Faculty Fellow in English at Yale University. Her current book project is titled Experimental: American Literature and the Aesthetics of Knowledge, 1880-1950.
Yi-Fan Chen is an assistant professor at Old Dominion University.
Paolo Ciccarese is instructor of neurology at Harvard Medical School, assistant in neuroscience at Mass General Hospital, and member of the MGH Biomedical Informatics Core.
Anne Ciecko is an associate professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
Mary Morley Cohen is assistant dean of graduate programs at Northwestern University.
Heidi Rae Cooley is assistant professor of media studies in the Department of Art at the University of South Carolina.
Roderick Coover is an associate professor in the Department of Film and Media Arts at Temple University and an artist who creates films, interactive cinema, installations and webworks. His personal website is at roderickcoover.com.
Sara Cortes is an assistant professor of communication at the University of Alcalá, Spain.
Carlotta Cossutta is a Ph.D. student in political philosophy at Università di Verona, Italy.
Virginia Crisp is a lecturer in film and media and cultural studies at Middlesex University, UK.
Giuliana Cucinelli is a digital media artist and a postdoctoral research fellow in the Comparative Media Studies Program at MIT.
Eileen Culloty is a Ph.D. student in the School of Communications at Dublin City University.
Mágda Cunha is a researcher in the Social Communication Graduate Program, Pontifical Catholic University, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
Valentin Dander is a Ph.D. candidate and lecturer in educational science at Innsbruck University, Austria.
June Deery is associate professor of media studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and author of Consuming Reality: the Commercialization of Factual Entertainment (2012).
Jeroen de Vos is a media anthropologist in the Netherlands.
Kevin Driscoll is a Ph.D. candidate in the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at University of Southern California. He earned an M.S. from MIT Comparative Media Studies.
Blake Durham is a doctoral student in the Faculty of Music at the University of Oxford.
Staffan Ericson is an associate professor in Media and Communication Studies at Sodertorn University, Sweden.
Dolly Espinola teaches at the Autonomous Metropolitan University in Mexico City.
Daniel Faltesek is an assistant professor of social media at Oregon State University.
Manolo Farci is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Communication Sciences and Humanistic Disciplines at Università degli Studi di Urbino "Carlo Bo" (Italy).
Kurt Fendt is principal research associate and executive director of MIT’s HyperStudio for Digital Humanities, which he established in 1998.
Sands Fish is a software engineer at the MIT Libraries.
Jamie Folsom is lead web applications developer at MIT HyperStudio for Digital Humanities.
Marcelo Fontoura is a journalist and graduate student in social communications at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul.
Stephanie Ann Frampton is an assistant professor in the Literature Section at MIT.
Martin Fredriksson is assistant professor in the Department of Culture Studies (Tema Q), Linköping University, Sweden, where he runs a project on the ideology of piracy.
Erica Fretwell is a visiting assistant professor at the College of the Holy Cross, and will join the Department of English at SUNY-Albany in the fall.
Alberto Frigo is a doctoral candidate at Sodertorn University in Sweden.
Dawn Fulton is associate professor of French at Smith College, where she also teaches in film studies and comparative literature.
Sean Galvin is an associate adjunct professor at LaGuardia Community College.
Paul Gansky is a Ph.D. student in the Radio-TV-Film Department at the University of Texas at Austin, and co-editor of the media studies journal Flow.
Cristobal Garcia is assistant professor of innovation and entrepreneurship in the School of Business, P. Universidad Catolica, Chile.
Alex Gekker is a Ph.D. candidate at Utrecht University, Netherlands.
Rahilya Geybullayeva is professor and head of the Department of Azerbaijani Literature at Baku Slavic University.
Dipayan Ghosh is a Ph.D. student in electrical engineering at the Wireless Intelligent Systems Lab at Cornell University.
Ananya Ghoshal is a graduate student from India and has been a Fulbright pre-doctoral research fellow in the department of English at UC Berkeley.
Fabio Giglietto is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication and Human Studies at the University of Urbino "Carlo Bo" (Italy).
Tarleton Gillespie is an associate professor of communication at Cornell University.
Natali Helberger is an associate professor at the Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam.
Anne Helmond is a Ph.D. candidate with the Digital Methods Initiative and a lecturer in the Department of Media Studies, University of Amsterdam.
Alfred Hermida is an associate professor in the Graduate School of Journalism, University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
Matthias Herz is a media researcher, video journalist and television news writer for several German broadcasting stations.
Eric Hinsdale is director of library and information services at the Culinary Institute of America.
Jaigris Hodson is a Ph.D. candidate in the joint Communication and Culture Program at York and Ryerson Universities.
Birgit Huber is a senior researcher at the Institute of Historical Science and European Ethnology at the University of Innsbruck, Austria.
Theo Hug is professor of educational sciences at the University of Innsbruck and coordinator of the Innsbruck Media Studies Research Forum.
Stephan Humer is research director at Socio-Scientific Security Research in Berlin.
Yohei Igarashi is assistant professor of English at Colgate University.
Henry Jenkins is Provost’s Professor for Communication, Journalism, Cinematic Art, and Education at the University of Southern California. The founding director of MIT Comparative Media Studies, he has published 15 books including Spreadable Media: Creating Meaning and Value in a Networked Culture (2013).
Joshua Johnson is an instructor of English at the University of Minnesota, Morris.
Brian Johnsrud is a Ph.D. candidate in Stanford University's interdisciplinary Program in Modern Thought and Literature.
Raivo Kelomees is an artist and a professor of new media at the Estonian Academy of Arts.
Kelley Kreitz is a visiting scholar in Comparative Media Studies at MIT.
Pilar Lacasa is a professor of audiovisual communication at the University of Alcalá, Spain, where she coordinates the research group “Images, Words and Ideas."
Sybille Lammes is associate professor at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies, University of Warwick (UK).
Al Larsen is assistant professor of communication and creative media at Champlain College, Burlington, Vermont.
Hunju Lee received her Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where her dissertation was entitled, "The New Asian Female Ghost Films: Modernity, Gender Politics and Transnational Transformation."
Yenn Lee is a researcher developer at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.
Amalia S. Levi is a Ph.D. student at the University of Maryland’s College of Information Studies.
David S. Levine is an associate professor at Elon University School of Law and founder and host of "Hearsay Culture" (KZSU-FM Stanford), a technology and intellectual property interview show and podcast.
Jinying Li is an assistant professor of English at Oregon State University.
Jason Lipshin is a graduate student in MIT’s Comparative Media Studies Program and a research assistant in the HyperStudio, MIT’s digital humanities research lab.
Jun Liu is a postdoctoral fellow in the Centre for East and Southeast Asian Studies at Lund University, Sweden.
Andres Lombana-Bermudez is a Ph.D. student in media studies at UT-Austin and earned a master's degree from MIT Comparative Media Studies.
Chris Loss is director of menu R&D and professor of culinary science at the Culinary Institute of America.
Mahalakshmi Mahadevan received her Ph.D. in 2010 from the University of Westminster's Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI) at the School of Media, Arts and Design in the U.K.
Arianna Mainardi is a doctoral student in the Quality of Life in the Information Society at the University of Milano-Bicocca.
Steven Malcic is a graduate student in the Film & Media Studies Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Andrea Mangiatordi is a grant holder at the University of Milano-Bicocca
Daniel McGee is an emergency physician at Memorial Regional Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia, where he also serves as director of resident education.
Laura McGrane is associate professor of American and British literature at Haverford College where she is the Koshland Director of the Hurford Center for Arts and Humanities.
Fiona A. E. McQuarrie is professor of organizational studies at the University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada.
Marina Micheli is a doctoral student in the Quality of Life in the Information Society at the University of Milano-Bicocca.
Francisco Migoya is professor of baking and pastry arts at the Culinary Institute of America.
Petra Missomelius is a senior researcher at the Institute of Psychosocial Intervention and Communication Studies, University of Innsbruck, Austria.
Nick Montfort is associate professor of digital media at MIT and president of the Electronic Literature Organization. His books include Racing the Beam: The Atari Video Computer System, (with Ian Bogost, 2009) and Riddle & Bind (2010).
Ana Rita Morais earned her master's degree from the communication and culture joint program at York and Ryerson universities, Canada.
Francesca Musiani is the 2012-13 Yahoo! Fellow-in-Residence at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University.
Philip M. Napoli is a professor of communication and media management and director of the Donald McGannon Communication Research Center at Fordham University.
Leighann Neilson is associate professor of marketing in the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Caroline Nevejan is senior researcher at Delft University of Technology and a Crown Member of the Dutch Council for Culture and Arts.
Siobhan O’Flynn is an artist and a senior lecturer in Canadian Studies, University of Toronto.
Egle Oolo recently earned a master's degree from the Institute of Journalism and Communication at the University of Tartu, Estonia.
Heike Ortner is assistant professor at the Department of German Studies at the University of Innsbruck.
James Paradis is the Robert M. Metcalfe Professor of Writing and Humanistic Studies and director of the Comparative Media Studies Program at MIT. His books include T.H. Huxley: Man’s Place in Nature, Victorian Science and Victorian Values (with T. Postlewait) and Samuel Butler: Victorian against the Grain: A Critical Overview.
André Pase is a professor in the Media Communications Department of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Frank Pasquale is the Schering-Plough Professor in Health Care Regulation and Enforcement at Seton Hall Law School.
Eduardo Pellanda is a professor in the Media Communications Department of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Tom Pettitt is professor of medieval and renaissance studies, emeritus, the Institute of Cultural Sciences, University of Southern Denmark.
Amanda Phillips is a graduate student in the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University.
Whitney Phillips is a lecturer in the Media, Culture and Communication Department at New York University.
John Picker, a lecturer in the Literature Section and Comparative Media Studies at MIT, has published widely on auditory culture, Victorian literature, transatlantic studies, and media history.
David Pierson is an associate professor of media studies and chair of the Department of Communication and Media Studies at the University of Southern Maine.
Sheenagh Pietrobruno is an assistant professor of English at Fatih University, Istanbul, and a visiting scholar at the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada. Her forthcoming book is Digital Legacies: The Social Archiving of Intangible Heritage.
Thomas Plattner is a Ph.D. student in applied linguistics at the University of Innsbruck, Austria.
Andrea Pozzali is an assistant professor in economics at the University of Milano-Bicocca.
Aswin Punathambekar is assistant 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 (forthcoming).
Jen Rajchel is assistant director of the Tri-Co Digital Humanities Initiative and Digital Scholarship Curator at Haverford College Library.
Gilbert B. Rodman is associate professor of communication studies at the University of Minnesota and the author of Elvis After Elvis: The Posthumous Career of a Living Legend.
Julia Rone is a researcher at the Department of Theory and History of Culture in Sofia University.
Luca Rossi is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Studies and Humanities at the University of Urbino Carlo Bo (Italy).
Raquel Recuero is an associate professor in the Departments of Applied Linguistics and Social Communication at the Universidade Católica de Pelotas (UCPel) in Brazil.
Julie Levin Russo is an associate of the Five College Women's Studies Research Center at Mount Holyoke College and will join the faculty of Evergreen State College this year.
Wayne Rysavy is a graduate student in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Jon Saklofske is an associate professor at Acadia University, Canada, where is a co-investigator for INKE (Implementing New Knowledge Environments).
Anastasia Salter is an assistant professor in game design and digital narratives at the University of Baltimore.
Maria San Filippo is author of The B Word: Bisexuality in Contemporary Film and Television (2013). She teaches gender studies at Harvard College.
Sonja Sapach is a graduate student in social and political thought at Acadia University, Canada.
Molly Sauter is a graduate student in MIT Comparative Media Studies and a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard.
Francesca Scenini teaches new media writing at the Milano Foundation.
Mirko Tobias Schaefer is assistant professor of new media and digital culture at the University of Utrecht (Netherlands) and research fellow at Vienna University of Applied Arts. He blogs at www.mtschaefer.net.
Alejandro Schianchi is a professor of electronic arts at the University of Tres de Febrero, Argentina.
Edward Schiappa is visiting professor of rhetoric and media studies in MIT Comparative Media Studies. In July, Schiappa joins MIT permanently.
Andi Sciacca is the director of the Culinary Institute of America’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.
Nick Seaver is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Anthropology at UC Irvine, studying the development of algorithmic music recommendation systems. He earned a master's degree from MIT Comparative Media Studies.
Digdem Sezen is a postdoctoral researcher in digital media at Istanbul University.
Tonguc Sezen is a researcher in the Faculty of Communications at Istanbul University.
Leslie R. Shade is an associate professor in the School of Information Studies, University of Toronto. Her project will be presented by her co-author Giuliana Cucinelli.
Andra Siibak is a senior research fellow of media studies in the Institute of Journalism and Communication at the University of Tartu, Estonia.
Sarah E. S. Sinwell teaches in the Program in Media and Screen Studies at Northeastern University.
Gretchen Soderlund is assistant professor of media history in the University of Oregon's School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She is the author of Reported Innocents: Sex Trafficking Scandals and the Transformation of Journalism, 1885–1917.
Mitchell Sutika-Sipus teaches computer science and information technology at the American University of Afghanistan, where he has spent the last two years developing that nation's first multimedia communications degree program.
Wolfgang Sützl is a senior researcher in the Faculty of Education at the University of Innsbruck, Austria.
Lana Swartz is a doctoral candidate at the Annenberg School of Communications and Journalism at the University of Southern California. She earned an M.S. from MIT Comparative Media Studies.
Matthias Tarasiewicz is project lead of the Artistic Technology Research Lab at the Vienna University for Applied Arts.
Sérgio Tavares is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Digital Culture at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland.
David Thorburn is professor of literature and director of the MIT Communications Forum. His recent books include the co-edited anthologies Democracy and New Media and Rethinking Media Change. Other writings include Conrad's Romanticism and many essays and reviews on literature and media.
Samuel Tobin is an assistant professor of communications media and game design at Fitchburg State University.
Chuck Tryon is an assistant professor in the Department of English at Fayetteville State University and author of Reinventing Cinema: Movies in the Age of Media Convergence (2009) and On-Demand Culture: Digital Delivery and the Future of Movies (forthcoming).
José van Dijck is a professor of comparative media studies at the University of Amsterdam where she served as the Dean of Humanities. The author of six books, her most recent is The Culture of Connectivity: A Critical History of Social Media (2013).
Nanna Verhoeff is associate professor of comparative media studies in the Department of Media and Culture Studies, Utrecht University. Her latest book is Mobile Screens: The Visual Regime of Navigation (2012).
Ginette Verstraete is professor of comparative arts and media and former head of the Division of Arts and Culture at the VU University, Amsterdam. Her latest book is Tracking Europe: Mobility, Diaspora, and the Politics of Location (2010).
Andrea Walsh is a lecturer in CMS / Writing at MIT.
Peter Walsh has published and lectured widely in the United States and Europe and authored articles on media theory and museum studies.
Chris Weaver is a visiting scholar in the Comparative Media Studies Program, a visiting scientist in the Microphotonics Center, and a board member of the Communications Technology Roadmap Group at MIT. He founded Bethesda Softworks.
Kenneth C. Werbin is an assistant professor of contemporary studies and journalism at Wilfrid Laurier University (Canada).
Dan Whaley is founder of hypothes.is, an open-source platform for the collaborative evaluation of information. He is director of Sauce Labs, an open-source functional testing company and Getaround, a peer-to-peer car sharing company.
Tim Wientzen is a lecturer in the History and Literature Program at Harvard.
Andreas Wiesinger is a senior researcher at the Institute of German Studies at the University of Innsbruck, Austria.
Mark Willis is a writer, disability rights activist, and assistant clinical professor of community health at the Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.
Maryam Yoon is a researcher in MIT Anthropology.
Hui Zhao earned a master's degree in communication from Hong Kong Baptist University.
Yaguang Zhu is a graduate student in media studies at the University of Texas, Austin.
Jonathan Zittrain, professor of law and computer science at Harvard, is co-founder of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society. His books include The Future of the Internet -- and How to Stop It (2008).
Ethan Zuckerman is director of the Center for Civic Media and a principal research scientist in the Media Lab at MIT. He is co-founder of international citizen media community Global Voices, and his book Rewire: Digital Cosmopolitans in the Age of Connection will be published in June.