Gabriel Furmuzachi Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesGabriel Furmuzachi has a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Vienna (Austria). His academic work deals with issues such as multiculturalism and cosmopolitanism, language learning, communication and narrative identity. His present research interests gravitate around the idea of dialogue as a means of bringing cultures closer and of cosmopolitanism (both in its guise as identity and responsibility and as moral and institutional cosmopolitanism). He also has written essays about metaphors and emotions, the accommodationist use of reason in Canadian philosophy, the relationship between reason and nature, aesthetics and more.

Gabriel FurmuzachiHis non-academic work consists in surveying the international fine art trade (with emphasis on Eastern European art), buying and selling nineteenth and twentieth century paintings.

He is also involved in a series of projects spread on a wide cultural spectrum including, for example, Space and Place (a non-profit group based in Vienna, Austria, focused on urbanism and social interventions aiming at promoting cultural and social diversity in the city), Liternautica (a Romanian literature portal where he is part of the editorial team, encouraging young and established Romanian writers and building bridges between literary traditions) and Revista Timpul (where he is contributing with interviews and essays on various themes).



Emin Yiğit Koyuncuoğlu Researcher Profile

Researcher Profiles Emin Yiğit Koyuncuoğlu is about to graduate with a BA in Communication Design and Management from the University of Anadolu (Turkey), including a year of studying Tourism Management at the University of Primorska (Slovenia).

Emin Yiğit KoyuncuoğluHe completed a Marketing internship in Tallinn (Estonia), and has worked as a tour guide and as a staff member with Tourcon Turizm ve Kongre Hizmetleri in Antalya (Turkey), helping that organization prepare for national and international conferences. As a travel enthusiast and hitchhiker, he manages a Facebook page about his experiences, improving social media and video editing skills. He considers himself a linguaphile currently learning the art of translation.

Amparo Huertas Bailén Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesAmparo Huertas Bailén (Ph.D., UAB, Spain) is professor in the Department of Audiovisual Communication and Advertising at Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and director of the Institute of Communication at UAB (InCom-UAB).

Amparo HuertasShe is also member of the Table for the Diversity in Broadcasting (Audiovisual Council in Catalonia-Spain). Her research is focused on the relationship between culture and communication from the perspective of social minorities. The objective of most of her projects is to understand the cultural consumption of migrant population and its influence on their adaptation process in a new country.

Selected publications:
HUERTAS, A. (2016): “Culturas que conviven, ¿pero se interrelacionan?”, in LOBILLO, G.; CASTRO-HIGUERAS, A.; SEDEÑO, A.; AGUILERA, M. (eds.) Prácticas culturales y movimientos sociales en el Mediterráneo: ¿Un cambio de época? Málaga (Spain): Universidad de Málaga (pp. 13–22).

HUERTAS, A.; MARTÍNEZ, Y. (2016): “La adaptación de la población migrante desde sus consumos culturales”, in GERVASI, F. (ed.): Diversidades. Perspectivas multidisciplinarias para el estudio de la interculturalidad y el desarrollo social. Coahuila (México): Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila; Ediciones de Laurel (pp. 185‒210).

Huertas, A.; Martínez, Y. (2013): “La educación mediática como herramienta de integración social en contextos migratorios: estudio de casos a partir de mapeados de proyectos”, in Aranda,D.; Sánchez, F. ; Creus, S. (eds.): Educación, medios y cultura de la participación. Barcelona(Spain): Editorial UOC (pp. 263-278).

Huertas, A.; Martínez, Y. (2013): Maghrebi women in Spain: family roles and media consumption. Observatorio (OBS*) Journal, Special Issue (p. 111-127).

Cogo, D.; Elhajji, M.; Huertas, A. (eds.) (2012): Diásporas, migraciones, tecnologías de la comunicación e identidades transnacionales. Bellaterra (Spain): Institut de la Comunicació, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.


Kenan Cetinkaya Researcher Profile

kenan cetinkaya photoKenan Cetinkaya (Ph.D.) was born in Malatya, Turkey. He has been working at Bozok University Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Turkey since 2013. He holds a BA (2006) in Islamic Education from Ankara University, and a MA (2009) in the Theological Studies from the University of Saint Thomas, Houston, TX.  He earned his Ph.D. (2014) from the Department of Religion, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. His dissertation title is Turkish Response to the Christian Call for Dialogue. He is editor of a Turkish book, Birlikte Yaşama Kültürü ve Diyalog [Coexistence and Dialogue] which was published in 2014.

Some of his published papers include:

Cetinkaya, K. (2015). The Importance of Dialogue in Turkey. Journal of Ecumenical Studies, 50, 167-173.

Cetinkaya, K. (2014). Three Turkish Views of Interfaith Dialogue. In Nathan R. Kollar and Muhammad Shafiq (Eds.),  Sacred Texts & Human Contexts: A North American Response to “A Common Word between Us and You.” North Charleston, SC: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.


Toussaint Nothias Researcher Profile

Toussaint NothiasToussaint Nothias is a lecturer in the Center for African Studies, Stanford University. He is also an associate researcher at the University of Oxford on the Mecodem (Media, Conflict, Democratisation) project. He is a media scholar working at the intersection of critical media studies, postcolonial theory and journalism production.  In his PhD, conducted at the School of Media and Communication, University of Leeds, Dr Nothias investigated media representations of Africa in British and French media by combining discourse analysis of media content with interviews with foreign correspondents based in South Africa and Kenya. As part of the Mecodem project, he has worked on the role of journalists and the civil society in Kenya in relation to the 2007 and 2013 elections, the ICC trial of President Kenyatta and the reporting of terrorism. He is a member of the IAMCR and ICA and his work has notably appeared in leading communication journals including Communication, Culture, Critique, African Journalism Studies and Visual Communication. You can follow him on twitter at @NothiasT and on academia at

Selected publications:

-2016: Paterson, C. and Nothias, T. “Representation of China and the US in Africa in Online Global News”, Communication, Culture, Critique, 9(1): 107-125.

2016 : Nothias, T. “Mediating the Distant Other for the Distant Audience: How do Western Correspon- dents in East and Southern Africa Perceive Their Audience”, in Africa’s Media Image in the 21st century: From the Hopeless Continent to Africa Rising, Bunce, M., Franks, S. and Paterson, C. (eds). Routledge: London.

-2014 : Nothias, T. “Hopeful, Rising, New: Visualizing Africa in the Age of Globalisation”, Visual Communication, 13(3): 323-339.

2014 : Nothias, T. “Afro-pessimism in the French and British Press Coverage of the 2010 South African World Cup”, in African Football, Identity Politics and Global Media Narratives: The Legacy of the FIFA 2010 World Cup, Chari, T. and Mhiripiri, N. (eds). Palgrave MacMillan: Basingstoke, 285-304.

2013 : Nothias, T. “ ‘It’s Struck a Chord We Have Never Managed to Strike’: Frames, Perspectives and Remediation Strategies in the International News Coverage of Kony2012”, Ecquid-Novi African Journalism Studies, 34(2): 123-129.

Dai Xiaodong Researcher Profile

Dai XiaodongDai Xiaodong is associate professor at the Foreign Languages College of Shanghai Normal University (SHNU), P. R. China. Presently he serves as the executive chief of Intercultural Communication Research Center of SHNU, and the vice president of China Association for Intercultural Communication (CAFIC). His major research interests are identity negotiation and intercultural competence. In 2007-2008, he won a Fulbright grant and conducted research at the Department of Communication Studies of University of Rhode Island in the US. He has published numerous articles which have appeared in Chinese Journal of European Studies, American Studies Quarterly, World Economics and Politics, Contemporary International Relations, International Survey, China Media Research, Academic Research, and so forth. His recent books include Identity and Intercultural Communication (I): Theoretical and Contextual Construction (2010, co-edited with Steve J. Kulich), Identity and Intercultural Communication (II): Conceptual and Contextual Applications (2011, co-edited with Steve J. Kulich), Intercultural Communication Theories (2011), Intercultural Adaptation: Theoretical Explorations and Empirical Studies (2012, co-edited with Steve J. Kulich), and Intercultural Communication Competence: Conceptualization and its Development in Cultural Contexts and Interactions (2014, co-edited with Guo-Ming Chen).


Andreas Pöllmann Researcher Profile


Andreas PöllmannAndreas Pöllmann (Ph.D., 2008, M.A., 2004, Department of Sociology, University of Essex, UK) is a full time Associate Researcher at the Instituto de Investigaciones sobre la Universidad y la Educación of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico City. He is member of the International Sociology Association (i.e., Racism, Nationalism and Ethnic Relations, Sociology of Education, and Sociology of Migration Research Committees). His works have appeared in Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, Educational Studies, European Societies, and SAGE Open – focusing on feelings of national and supranational attachment, inclusive forms of national identity, intercultural education, and the notion of intercultural capital. He is currently conducting conceptual and empirical research on sociocultural inequalities in the realization of intercultural capital, with a particular interest in the (unfulfilled) potential of schooling and school management. Further regularly updated information will be available on