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February 24, 2016
12:00PM - 01:30PM

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

Speaker: Stanislav Budnitskiy, João Neto, Lin Shi, Till Waescher

Categories: Seminar

Please join us to welcome the Spring 2016 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.

Spring 2016 Visiting Scholar Bios:

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Stanislav Budnitskiy is a PhD Candidate in the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. His dissertation bridges Internet governance and nationalism studies, broadly arguing for critical cultural and context-sensitive approaches to digital technologies. His other research interests include nation branding, public diplomacy, and soft power, with a geographic focus on the post-Soviet space. Stanislav is a Doctoral Fellow in the Open Net Eurasia program of the SecDev Foundation, an Ottawa-based cyber think tank. He holds master’s degrees in Media Management from Moscow’s Higher School of Economics and in Nationalism Studies from Budapest’s Central European University. Prior to beginning his doctoral studies, Stanislav worked as a freelance journalist and producer for Russian and Western media.

João Araújo Monteiro Neto is a PhD candidate studying Law in the School of Law at the University of Kent in Canterbury, United Kingdom.  His research engages with the legal construction of the multi-stakeholder practice in internet governance, specifically in the Brazilian context where he explores concepts and relations of regulatory entrepreneurship and strategic communication. João is also a Reader in Law at the School of Law, University of Fortaleza, Brazil where he taught Information Technology Law and supervised undergraduate research related to cybercrimes in Latin America.

Lin Shi is currently a Ph.D. candidate in New Media Studies at the School of Journalism and Communication, Tsinghua University, China. She received her master’s degree in communication theory at Renmin University of China in 2013. She is the co-author of the China’s Media Development Index.Her current research interests include media effects, collective memory, science communication and health communication. Her most recent project concerns new media events with ICTs.

Till Waescher is a PhD candidate at the School for International and Intercultural Communication at TU Dortmund University, and a research fellow at the Institute for Media and Communication Policy in Cologne, Germany. In his dissertation he examines political communication strategies of transnational privacy advocacy groups in the aftermath of the Snowden leaks. Till completed his master’s studies in Political Science at the University of Potsdam and American Studies at Free University in Berlin, Germany. Parallel to his academic career, he has been a frequent contributor to German online media outlets and participated in various media policy consulting projects in Germany. His research interests include social movement communications, surveillance studies, media concentration, and media policy.