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Fall 2015 Visiting Scholar Lunchtime Discussion

September 17, 2015
12:00PM - 01:30PM

CGCS Conference Room
3901 Walnut Street, Suite 600
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Categories: Seminar

Please join us to welcome the Fall 2015 CGCS visiting scholars to the Annenberg community and engage in an informal discussion. The scholars will be presenting their research interests, areas for potential collaborations, and pertinent media policy issues relevant to their regions and areas of expertise. Lunch will be served.

Abstracts forthcoming.


Fall 2015 Visiting Scholar Bios:


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Altug Akin is an Associate Professor and Rector’s academic advisor at Izmir University of Economics in Turkey. His research focuses on communications and media practices that extend beyond national borders, particularly Turkish media experiences in relation to Europe and the Middle East. Altug completed his doctoral studies in audio-visual communication at the Autonomous University of Barcelona in Spain and obtained his Masters in Journalism Studies at the Stockholm University, and in information systems at the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. In addition to his work in academia, Altug contributes to several media outlets, including Swedish Public Service Radio and the BBC World Service Turkish Section, where he has previously worked as a journalist. He currently teaches at the Department of Media and Communication at Izmir University of Economics, practices freelance journalism, and translates literature from Spanish to Turkish.

Elena Sherstoboeva is an associate professor in the Department of Media at the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow. She earned her Ph.D. at Lomonosov Moscow State University in 2009. Her research interests include media law and policy, entertainment law, and copyright. She teaches the legal aspects of media, information law, entertainment law, as well as show business and media production. Elena is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Advanced Communication Studies at Ramon Llull University, specializing in Russian mass media regulation and policy. Her current research project focuses on the regulation of media in Russia in the context of the standards of the Council of Europe. Elena has provided the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media and BBC World Trust with several legal examinations of Central Asian mass media laws. Elena also provides legal consultations for Russian performers, actors, authors as well as for media and media production companies.

Fei Yao is a Ph.D. candidate in Media Economics in the School of Journalism and Communication at Renmin University of China in Beijing. Her interests include media convergence, social functions of new media, and the revolution of television. A former investigative journalist, Fei is currently a journalist with China Central Television, where she heads the project “Economy and Law” on CCTV. Fei is also chief director of several seasonal programs on CCTV including “The Taste” and “the Youth.”