Uygar Doğan Researcher Profile

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Uygar Doğan is an Agile Program Lead with Capital One Tech and a language enthusiast. She holds an MBA degree from State University of New York (SUNY) Albany.

Uygar DoganBorn in Turkey, she immigrated to the USA in 1998. She studied English and German as part of her school curriculum in Turkey, and she enjoys translating between the languages of Turkish, German and English. In her current job, she helps software engineers accomplish their goals via Agile methodologies. She currently lives in New York City and appreciates the immense diversity the city has to offer. Her other interests include traveling the world and discovering good Plant Based food wherever she goes. She is happy to be a part of CID’s research community and hopes that through such exchange, the world will learn to become one and appreciate our differences as well as our similarities.

Milton Machuca-Galvez Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesMilton Machuca-Galvez holds a Licenciatura in Psychology from UCA in his native El Salvador and a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Temple University, Philadelphia. He is a freelance translator. He also is currently working on his Master of Information at Rutgers University and will graduate in May 2020.

Milton Machuca-Galvez

He has a 25-year teaching-mentoring-advocacy interdisciplinary career in several U.S. higher education institutions. This experience was built upon his undergraduate studies and his work with indigenous communities in Central America; these experiences led to his anthropology Ph.D. and his work with Latino communities in the U.S. He also has administrative, collaborative and organizational development experience as Director of a study abroad program in Costa Rica and Coordinator of a Latin American and Latino Studies interdisciplinary program.

Chi-Hoon Kim Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesChi-Hoon Kim holds a PhD in Anthropology (Indiana University) and an MA in Anthropology of Food (School of Oriental and African Studies).

 

Chi-Hoon Kim

Her research examines the global rise of gastro-national branding as a nation-building strategy to understand why nation-states use food to enhance their international reputation. She investigates the political process of promoting culinary practices through international heritage regimes and global media. Chi-Hoon has published on topics such as the inflight experience of national cuisines, the use of plastic food models as gastro-national tools, and the politics of kimchi as intangible cultural heritage.

Publications:

Kim, C.-H. (2017). Let them eat Royal Court Cuisine! Heritage politics of defining global hansik. Gastronomica: The Journal of Critical Food Studies, 17 (3), 4-14.

Kim, C.-H. (2016). Kimchi nation: Constructing kimjang as an intangible Korean heritage. In C. M. K. Lum & M. de Ferrière le Vayer (Eds.), Urban foodways and communication: Ethnographic studies in intangible cultural food heritage around the world (pp. 39-54). London, UK: Roman and Littlefield.

August, T., & Kim, C.-H. (2016). The turn to ‘bad Koreans’: Transforming televisual ethnicity. Television & New Media, 17 (4), 335-349.

Kim, C.-H. (2014). The power of fake food: Plastic food models as tastemakers in South Korea. M?C Journal: A Journal of Media and Culture, 17(1).

Kim, C.-H. (2014). Tasting the nation in the air: Branding the Korean nation through airline meals. In R. Bendix & M. Fenske (Eds.), Political meals (pp. 207-217). Berlin, Germany: LIT Verlag Publications.

Suman Mishra Researcher Profile

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Suman Mishra is an Associate professor and Graduate Program Director at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Suman Mishra

She is an interdisciplinary teacher-scholar of media and communication. Her research focuses on globalization, consumer culture, transnational media, advertising/strategic communication, and visual communication. Her research explores issues related to race, class and gender. Geographically, she is interested in media and communication in developing countries.

At Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses These include Research Methods in Mass Communication, Media Law and Policy, International Advertising, Transnational Media, Mass Media in Society, Mass Media & Health, Media Campaigns, and Freshman Seminar. Before joining SIUE, she has taught at Temple University, Philadelphia.

She has her PhD from Temple University, Philadelphia, PA and master’s degree from Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. She has received teaching distinction award and phenomenal women award from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

She has served as the head of Cultural and Critical Studies at The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). She is currently a fellow at Institute of Diverse Leadership at AEJMC and Fellow at Kopenhaver Center at Florida International University.

Recent Publications:

Mishra, S. & Kern, R. (Eds.). (2019). Transnational media: Concepts and cases. Medford, MA: Wiley Blackwell.

Mishra, S. (2018). Assimilatory hybrid masculinity in Indian editions of global men’s lifestyle magazines: The production process. Journal of Media Business Studies, 15(2),147-168.
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Mishra, S. (2017). The importance of “consumer type” in the attribution of crisis responsibility: The case of the Maggi noodles crisis in India. International Journal of Strategic Communication, 11(3), 224-243. https://doi.org/10.1080/1553118X.2017.1307843

Mishra, S. (2017). Looking westwards: Men in transnational men’s magazine advertising in India. Global Media and Communication, 13(3), 249–266. https://doi.org/10.1177/1742766517734254

Jessika Rezende Souza da Silva Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesJessika Rezende Souza da Silva is a historian, educator, and activist in the struggle for anti-racist education. She has a master’s degree in History Teaching and is a PhD student in Education at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro – in collaboration with New York University.

Jessika Rezende Souza da Silva

A member of the Laboratory of Studies and Research in History Teaching (LEPEH) and of the Group of Studies and Research in Anti-Racist Education (GEPEAR), both at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, she researches multicultural education, postcolonial curriculum, education in museums and sites of memory, teaching of Afro-Brazilian history and culture, and Anti-racist Education.

As a researcher, in her doctoral work, she has been studying the educational potential of museums in a transnational perspective. Putting in dialogue the exhibitions of the Afro-Brazil Museum in São Paulo and the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D. C., she has been reflecting on how museum exhibits constitute narratives that educate and give way to intercultural communication, sense-making, and multicultural education. The partial results of this ongoing research have already been presented in lectures and congresses at Brazilian and US universities, such as the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, New York University, University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University.

Currently, Jessika works in the public school system of the state of Rio de Janeiro where she teaches high school. She also participates in a special program for Knowledge and Practices of Basic Education at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, teaching and advising students, who are mostly teachers from public and private schools in the country seeking to improve their pedagogical practices.

Publication:

Souza, J. R. (2016). Entre a cruz e o terreiro: uma análise em torno da integração entre a religiosidade afro-brasileira e o Ensino de História no Museu do Negro. Rio de Janeiro: Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro.

Sheyla Finkelshteyn Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesSheyla Finkelshteyn is an international student, from Uzbekistan, currently working on her Masters in Communication at the University of Kentucky.

Sheyla Finkelshteyn

Sheyla speaks English, Russian and Spanish, and has traveled to 16 countries, leading to a focus in intercultural communication. She is a member of the International and Intercultural Communication Division and the Training and Development Division of the National Communication Association. Her research examines higher education and international students, most recently on implementing training, based on Sorrells’ Intercultural Praxis Model, to increase the intercultural competency of domestic students. In future, she hopes to investigate whether IPM training can ease the transition of domestic students for study abroad.

Maria F. Townsend Researcher Profile

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María Fernanda Townsend is a graduate student in the Bilingual Education program at New York University from San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Maria Townsend
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Maria holds a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Relay Graduate School of Education in New York and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and French from the University of Notre Dame. As a researcher, María’s area of study is bilingual early childhood education, and specifically the impact bilingual early childhood programs have on children’s linguistic and academic development as well as on communities of immigrants and other minority groups. María recently completed the Teach For America program, through which she taught 3K and Pre-K in a community based organization on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

Eva Berger Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesEva Berger is a senior lecturer at the School of Media Studies of the College of Management Academic Studies (COLMAN), where she also served as Dean (2006-2012). She holds a B.A. from the Department of Film and Television at Tel-Aviv University (1985) and an M.A. (1986) and a Ph.D (1991) in Media Ecology from New York University.

Eva Berger

Dr. Berger has taught at NYU, Tel Aviv University, the Kibbutzim College of Education and the Sam Spiegel Film School, and has been part of the faculty at COLMAN for close to 30 years. She has served on numerous boards and public service organizations including the Israel Peace Initiative, Israel Press Council, and Institute of General Semantics.

Eva has been a frequent commentator in the Israeli press on issues relating to media, language, gender and culture. She served on the editorial board of EME: Explorations in Media Ecology (the journal of the Media Ecology Association), and is currently a member of the Editorial Board of Giluy Daat, a Multidisciplinary Journal on Education, Society and Culture, as well as member of the Board of Trustees of  ETC.: A Review of General Semantics. She served as Chairwoman of the board of Women in the Picture (the Association for the Advancement of Women in the Visual Arts).

She is the author of various articles and book chapters in the fields of Communication and Media Studies. Eva’s research interests are Media Ecology, Gender, Advertising, Media and Technology, Health Communication, and General Semantics.

Publications include:

Berger, E. & Berger, I. (2014). The communication panacea: Pediatrics and general semantics. Fort Worth, TX: Institute of General Semantics.

Berger, E., & Berger, I. ( 2012). Hassan, Ami and Dalia’s mom:  Narrative medicine in pediatrics.  In R. Ahmed & B. Bates (Eds.), Medical communication in clinical contexts. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.

Berger, E., & Na’aman, D. (2011). Combat cuties: Photographs of Israeli women soldiers in the Israeli press since the 2006 Lebanon war. Media, War and Conflict, 4(3), 269 – 286.

Berger, E. (2010). Recapitulation, medical imaging technologies and media of communication: The medium is the message. EME: Explorations in Media Ecology, 9(4), 225-237.

Berger, E. (2008). Orality v. monotheism or media v. narratives: Biblical heroes and the media environment of the spoken word. In S. Drucker & G. Gumpert (Eds.), Heroes in a global world. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.

Berger, E. (2008). The Postmanian dialogue: Education on TV, for TV and about TV. In N. Aloni (Ed.), Empowering dialogues in humanistic education: Theoretical and practical aspects. Bnei Brak: Hakibbutz Hameuchad Publishers, Sifriat Kav Adom. [Hebrew]

Berger, E., & Lavie-Dinur, A. (2007). Conservative outlook and liberal reflection: Homosexuals in Israeli television commercials. EME: Explorations in Media Ecology, 6(1), 35-48.

Shoval, G., Zalsman, G., Polakevitch, J., Shtein, N., Sommerfeld, E., Berger, E., & Apter, A. (2005). Effect of the broadcast of a television documentary about a teenager’s suicide in Israel on suicidal behavior and methods. Crisis, 26(1), 20-24.

Berger, E. (2004). The exhaustion of the literacy metaphor in education. EME: Explorations in Media Ecology, 3(2), 131-137.

Alessia Maselli Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesAlessia Maselli is a graduate of the International Education M.A. program at New York University (USA), currently working as an Exchange Program officer at Bocconi University (Milan, Italy), contributing to managing the exchange experience of over 1000 incoming exchange students from 200+ partner universities.

Alessia Maselli

Her research interests focus on the impact of globalization on education: more specifically, she is interested in understanding the relationship between international education and political changes on the global level, in the internationalization of the curriculum in higher education through the lens of critical pedagogy, and, more largely, on the international student experience. As a dual Italian American citizen, Alessia’s deep understanding of the international student experience translated into a strong personal and academic passion for improving it, as demonstrated by her various leadership roles, such as that of Assistant Teacher in the New International Student Seminar at NYU.

Alessia also contributed to the translation from English to Italian of the two UNESCO pedagogical guides on the prevention of violent extremism through education, in collaboration with the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe (Venice, Italy) and the Centre for International Cooperation (Trento, Italy): A Teacher’s Guide on the Prevention of Violent Extremism (UNESCO, 2016) and Preventing violent extremism through education: a guide for policy-makers (UNESCO, 2017).

Huan Zou Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesHuan ZOU is an editor from Shanghai Translation Publishing House. She majored in Translation & Interpretation at Fudan University and received her M.A. in China Development Studies from the University of Hong Kong.

Huan ZOUShe is interested in foreign literature, biography and regional studies, and is the editor of works (translated into Chinese) by Vladimir Nabokov, Czeslaw Milosz, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Ezra F. Vogel, Shimon Peres, etc.

She also works as a translator. Published translation works include:

张廷佺、邹欢 (译):《鸽灾》(原作者:路易斯•厄德里克),上海:上海译文出版社,2017年。 [Zhang, T., & Zou, H. (Trans.). 2017. The plague of doves by Louise Erdrich. Shanghai: Shanghai Translation Publishing House.]

邹欢 (译):《经典企鹅:从封面到封面》(原编者:保罗•巴克利),上海:上海人民出版社,2018年。[Zou, H. (Trans.). 2018. Classic penguin: Cover to cover edited by Paul Buckley. Shanghai: Shanghai People’s Publishing House.]

邹欢 (译):《媒介环境学和媒体教育: 反思全球化传播生态中的媒体素养》(原作者:林文刚),《国际新闻界》, 2019年4月 (41卷 4期): 89-108. [Zou, H. (Trans.). 2019. “Media ecology and media education: Reflections on media literacy in a globalized communication ecology” by Casey Man Kong Lum. Chinese Journal of Journalism and Communication, 41(4), 89-108.]