PhD Candidate, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow
Ana Alonso Curbelo's PhD Topic is The Role of the News Media in Perpetuating Electoral Fraud Myths in the UK and US.
Through multiple Quantitative Text Analyses, this project seeks to examine the British and American news media’s role in perpetuating myths about voter and electoral fraud in UK and US elections. The central research questions include whether news coverage is based more on fact or elite rhetoric, the role of tabloids and the partisan press in the UK relative to the US, what policies are linked to fraud (e.g., immigration), and the particular frames used by the media.
Senior Lecturer in Political Communication, University of Glasgow
I joined the subject of Politics at Glasgow in September 2006 from the London School of Economics (LSE), where I completed my PhD in Political Communication. My research focuses on political communication: how politics is mediated and how this affects the conduct and nature of the democratic process. Most of my work has focused on the UK and Scotland but I have also done comparative work about countries including Argentina, Germany and China.
During the early years of my career, I focused on the personalisation of politics, especially its media dimensions. I still work on the topic but, in the last few years, I have become keenly interested in understanding how the hybrid media environment is affecting ‘classic functions’ of political communication and its impact on democracy. I have recently published work about the Scottish independence referendum campaigns and have work in progress about non-party campaign organisations or ‘satellite’ campaigns.
Most of my current work focuses on analyzing how different types of media shape discourse and especially the policy process. This includes a recent paper about Windrush, published in the International Journal of Press/Politics, and a project (funded by NIHR & MRC) about the role of social media on shaping the Chinese government’s policy response during COVID. I have also started to explore how different platform affordances shape to what extent and how topics are politicised.
Profesora del Departamento de Filología Francesa en la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras. Doctora especialista en estudios culturales franceses y Análisis del Discurso, Universidad de Valladolid
Profesora Contratado Doctor en la Universidad de Valladolid. Doctora especialista en Estudios culturales franceses y Análisis del Discurso.
Autora de "Y lo cantábamos por ti. Historia de Francia a través de sus canciones" (Ediciones Universidad de Valladolid, 2014).
Directora de la Universidad Permanente Millán Santos (Universidad de Valladolid)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, HOME Research Centre, Deakin University
Anahita Sal Moslehian is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the HOME Strategic Research & Innovation Centre at the School of Architecture & Built Environment. With background qualifications in Architecture, Anahita's research interests are building design innovation, hospital design evolution, health-promoting building design, social and affordable housing, and family-friendly apartment design.
In her PhD research, Anahita employed a mixed grounded theory methodology to conceptualise the nature of innovation in hospital building design. Her in-depth historical analysis of hospital design evolution has yielded a framework that highlights the main components of the innovation ecosystem, its overall behaviour, the most influential contextual factors and their interplay, and maps generative interactions that support innovation processes over the past 100 years.
Anahita is an EDAC-certified researcher and her passion lies in exploring how the design of our everyday spaces can enhance human health and wellbeing, care, and cure. She is also keen on understanding the relationship between architectural design and its socio-political contexts, in which the built environment is designed and experienced. Although healthcare buildings remain her primary area of interest, her research also encompasses housing and workplaces to better understand the relationship between the built environment and health outcomes. She has applied the systematic thinking, developed during her PhD, to study the design of health-promoting environments, social and affordable housing, and family-friendly apartments within the Australian context. Anahita has actively contributed to four key projects at HOME, including her latest study exploring the impacts of living in compact modular units on the transitioning process of homeless men. Further, in 2022, she collaborated with Biophilia Lab, where her research centred on the application of the biophilic design framework in the design of new mental health facilities in Barwon Health.
PhD Candidate, Renewable Resources, McGill University
Bonjour, Hi (as they say in Montréal). I am a French PhD candidate at McGill University. I am submitting my thesis in July, and will defend my doctorate in the fall (2023). I work on the feeding ecology and its role in contaminant accumulations in North Atlantic killer whales.
I am particularly interested in dietary chemical tracers like fatty acids or stable isotopes in apex marine predators. As the ultimate marine predators, killer whales accumulate high concentrations of biomagnifying contaminants like polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), organochlorine pesticides, or brominated flame retardants. These contaminants may threaten the whales' health and their long-term population stability. Hence, by measuring various feeding tracers in the whales' blubber, we can use models to reveal their diets. Understanding killer whales' feeding ecology is key to assessing the risks caused by the accumulation of toxic contaminants.
I am a bilingual science communicator (??/??) and a huge whale nerd. I am the founder and chief editor of Whale Scientists, a platform I created to share early career researchers' passion for marine mammals with the public.
Associate professor in finance, University of Birmingham
Dr Anandadeep Mandal is an applied mathematician with both theoretical and empirical interests in the field of quantitative finance. He also has a keen interest in formulating strategies through ‘data-driven problem solving’ approach. His research underpins a desire to learn, understand and explain the complex dynamics of the key issues in the society ranging from financial economics to healthcare.
Senior Lecturer in Journalism, University of Westminster
Anastasia Denisova is a Senior Lecturer in Journalism at CAMRI, University of Westminster. She has a doctorate in social media and researches Internet memes, viral storytelling and the role of digital communication for political deliberation.
Before starting her academic career, she worked as a journalist in Russia for over a decade in the capacity of television news editor and reporter for NTV Broadcasting company, editor at Aeroflot Inflight magazine, and a freelance reporter and columnist for the major magazines, including GEO, Conde Nast Traveler, Vogue, Marie Claire and many others. Her work has received the industry and community recognition, including the French government’s award for the best publication on France in Russian in 2014 (the feature for GEO Russia).
Anastasia had also been involved with UNICEF Kosovo as the media consultant of Innovations Lab, the digital hub that promotes the use of technology and Internet to empower the local youth.
Cognitive scientist, Max Planck Institute for Human Development
Dr Anastasia Nesvetailova (MA Manchester, PhD Aberystwyth) joined City in September 2007. Her main research and teaching interests lie in the area of International Political Economy (IPE), finance and financial crises, globalisation and governance.
Her first monograph, Fragile Finance: Debt, Speculation and Crisis in the Age of Global Credit (2007, Palgrave), develops a Minskyan analysis of financial fragility and crises in the late 1990s. Her second monograph, Financial Alchemy in Crisis: The Great Liquidity Illusion (2010, Pluto) focuses on the elusive concept of 'liquidity' in global finance, and specifically, in the global financial crisis of 2007-2009.
Dr Nesvetailova is currently working on the political economy of financial innovation, liquidity and international financial governance.
Postdoctoral researcher, Australian National University
Research Assistant, Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne
I am a research assistant at the Melbourne Law School's Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia, studying law part-time.
Lecturer in the department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion, Lancaster University
Anderson Jeremiah holds a Ph.D degree from the Centre for the Study of World Christianity at New College, the University of Edinburgh and is an ordained Anglican Priest. His areas of academic interest include Christian Theology in Asia, Postcolonial Approaches to Theology, Diaspora Christianity, Dalit Studies, Contextual Theologies, History of Christianity, Modern Missionary Movements, Inculturation, Recent trends in World Christianity, Biblical Hermeneutics, Economics and Liberation Theology, Interface between Christianity and other Religions, Inter-Faith Understanding, Religious fundamentalism and Politics, Hinduism and Buddhism, and Religious Studies. His recent research in collaboration with local churches in UK includes: 'Traditions in Conflict: the impact of immigrant-based churches on traditional church bodies in the UK', 'The Changing 'Colour' of World Christianity: understanding the trends in the modern growth and expansion of Christianity'
Programme Leader, Energy and Climate Change, Stockholm Environment Institute
Dr. Anderson Kehbila is the Programme Leader for Energy and Climate Change at the Stockholm Environment Institute, Africa Centre. Anderson has 17 years of project management experience in providing and overseeing the delivery of climate change research, modelling, analysis, monitoring, training, and decision-support services for the management of climate change mitigation and adaptation risks across various infrastructure and natural resource sectors. He has written 60 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, professional reports, posters and discussion papers in the fields of climate mitigation, adaptation and development. His research interests lie in the nexus between artificial intelligence, citizen science, environment, and development.
Postdoctoral fellow, University of Pretoria
I have completed undergraduate, honours, masters and PhD degrees in genetics from the University of Pretoria.
My research focus has been on sexual reproduction in fungal pathogens of forestry trees, with an emphasis on the underlying genetic features.
I have published a variety of peer-reviewed articles in this field.
PhD Student, University of Leeds
Andi Misbahul Pratiwi is a researcher at the Gender Research Center of the University of Indonesia. She pursued her Master's degree in Gender Studies at the University of Indonesia from 2016 to 2018. From 2015 to 2020, she worked as an editor at Jurnal Perempuan, an accredited feminist academic journal in Indonesia. In 2021, she joined the National Commission on Violence against Women (Komnas Perempuan) in the Law and Policy Reform Sub-Commission. Currently, she is a Ph.D. student at the University of Leeds, UK, focusing on Gender, Sexuality, and Climate Change in the Global South, with UKRI studentship.
Senior lecturer in Languages and Literature, Nelson Mandela University
I am an IsiXhosa lecturer at Nelson Mandela University and a Xhosa language translator. I am the author of two books, "IsiXhosa for Beginners" and "IsiXhosa For Beginners 2". I was also a board member of the Unako community-based movement. I got accepted for the GNOME outreach programme internship as a software translator. I translate English to Xhosa. In 2011, I worked as an IsiXhosa language practitioner at Translate.org. I have been involved in substantial translation projects like the ABSA translation project as a Xhosa specialist. I also had the privilege to be involved in a reading week project for Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Library as a judge for the Xhosa novel year 2014 and 2015 as a facilitator.
I hold a doctoral degree (DLitt, isiXhosa), master's degree in IsiXhosa (2011), a BA honours degree in IsiXhosa (2009), and BA degree in media, culture and communications (2008) from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. During my university studies, I served as a Sergeant at Arms and public relations officer for the Toastmasters Society.
Professor of Strategic Management, University of Toronto
András Tilcsik holds the Canada Research Chair in Strategy, Organizations, and Society and is a Professor of Strategic Management at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. His research focuses on organizations, occupations, and work. His research has been recognized with several awards from the American Sociological Association, including the W. Richard Scott Award for Distinguished Scholarship and the Granovetter Award for Best Article in Economic Sociology. His book Meltdown (New York: Penguin Press, 2018), coauthored with Chris Clearfield, received the National Business Book Award, the Academy of Management's George R. Terry Book Award, and the Bracken Bower Prize, and was named one of the books of the year by the Financial Times.
Associate Professor, Sociology and Social Studies, University of Regina
André Magnan is Associate Professor of Sociology and Social Studies at the University of Regina. His research and teaching interests include the sociology of agri-food systems, globalization and development, and sociological theory. Dr. Magnan has two principal areas of research. First, he has studied the financialization of agrifood systems, with a focus on changing patterns of farmland ownership and control. Here Dr. Magnan has documented how financial investors of different stripes are buying prairie farmland on a large scale. Along with Annette Desmarais, he conducted a multi-year study funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council aiming to understand how investor activity and farmland ownership concentration are affecting family farmers, rural communities, and the agricultural industry in the Canadian prairie provinces.
Professeur en chimie des produits naturels, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC)
Expert reconnu en chimie des produits naturels. Il se spécialise dans l’analyse, l’isolation, l’identification et l’étude des relations structure-activité des produits naturels.
Senior Professor (Emeritus) and Research Fellow, Department of History, University of the Free State
André Wessels joined the staff of the Department of History at the University of the Free State (UFS) as a Lecturer in 1988, and retired as a Senior Professor in 2021; but he continues his association with his Department and the UFS as a Research Fellow. His main research focus is the military history of twentieth-century South Africa, with special emphasis on the history of the Anglo-Boer War of 1899 to 1902, and the history of the South African National Defence Force and its predecessors. He is the author, co-author or editor of eleven books, and has also published some 150 articles in peer-reviewed accredited academic journals, many articles of a more popular nature, some 150 book reviews, and about twenty chapters in books. His latest book publication is 'A century of South African Naval history: The South African Navy and its predecessors 1922-2022' (Naledi, 2022).
Interim Dean/Professor-College of Science, Rochester Institute of Technology
The major themes of research in the Hudson lab are vested in biochemistry and microbiology. More specifically, in the areas of amino acid metabolism, structural analyses of enzymes involved in amino acid and bacterial peptidoglycan metabolism that are putative targets for antibiotic development, and the isolation, identification and genomic characterization of plant-associated bacteria. Dr. Hudson has secured approximately $3 million in federal/state funded grants and contracts as PI and or CoPI from the NIH, NSF, Bayer Corporation, Sweetwater Energy and Natcore Technology. Dr. Hudson has published over 75 peer-reviewed articles.
Dr. Hudson is a highly respected and well liked teacher. His teaching contributions are substantial especially during the conversion to semesters when he rewrote all the courses he teaches. Dr. Hudson has mentored and engaged many students in research and has published in peer-reviewed journals with a number of them. Many of his students have gone to pursue further research at prestigious institutions.
Dr. Hudson joined the RIT faculty in 2008 following a post-doctoral fellowship at Rutgers University. He earned his B.S. (2000) in Biology from Virginia Union University, Richmond, VA., and his Ph.D. (2006) in Plant Biochemistry from Rutgers University.
Lecturer in International Relations, University of Sussex
I am a political ecologist and political economist with interest in the relationship between extractivism, corporate power, and state violence. I have conducted research on coal mining, hydraulic fracturing, renewable energy generation, the political ecology of High Speed Railways in the UK, as well as policing and criminalisation of (ecological) dissent.
I completed my PhD dissertation with the title "Conserving power: An exploration of biodiversity offsetting in Europe and beyond" in 2019. In the dissertation, I analysed biodiversity offsetting as a technology of governance to manage anti-mining resistance and legitimise mining activities in the face of public opposition and ecological destruction.
Before joining Sussex University in 2013, I worked at the the Institute for Environmental Studies at the VU University and a number of nongovernmental organisations on issues of trade, the right to food, and the environment.
I am a member of the Centre for Global Political Economy, the STEPS Centre, and the Sussex Energy Group, and I co-convene the Politics of Nature reading group, together with Amber Huff and Will Lock.
Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy and Post-doctoral Research Fellow, La Trobe University
Dr Andrea Bruder is a Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy and Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre (LASEM). Her research focuses on primary and secondary prevention of knee osteoarthritis, with a special interest in reducing gender disparity in musculoskeletal injury risk and long-term burden.
Andrea was the clinical coordinator of a collaborative study with the Australian Football League to co-design, implement and evaluate an injury prevention program (Prep-to-Play PRO) in elite women's Australian Rules Football (AFLW). She is currently a trial coordinator on an NHMRC-funded clinical trial (SUPER knee) investigating the effect of a supervised exercise and education program on symptoms, function and quality of life in young adults after an anterior cruciate ligament injury.
Andrea is a physiotherapist, and her PhD thesis investigating the role of exercise in upper limb fracture rehabilitation was awarded the Nancy Millis Medal for completing a PhD thesis of exceptionally high quality in September 2018.
Andrea has more than 30 peer-review publications. She currently supervises 3 PhD students, and one Honours student.
Lecturer, Media and Politics, School of Social and Political Sciences; Honorary Research Fellow, Centre for Advancing Journalism, University of Melbourne
Dr Andrea Carson completed a PhD on the future of investigative journalism and Australian broadsheet newspapers. She has a Masters in International Politics (UoM) and was a journalist who started her journalism career in newspapers (The Age) before working in radio (ABC 774, RRR), online and television (7.30 Report). She holds a BA in politics and English literature.
Assistant Professor Faculty of Education, Mount Saint Vincent University
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education
Researcher, JD Candidate, Royal Roads University
Andrea Galizia is a JD Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. She works as a Senior Editor on the Osgoode Hall Law Journal. Before attending law school, Andrea completed her Master’s degree in political science at the University of Toronto where her work focused on comparative constitutionalism. Andrea is a founding member of the Digital Public Interest Collective, and is the producer of the DPI Collective podcast.
Assistant Professor, School of International Relations and Public Affairs, Fudan University
I am an Assistant Professor at the School of International Relations and Public Affairs (SIRPA) of Fudan University. I am also a Non-Resident Research Fellow with the TOChina Hub and the Head of Research for the TOChina Hub’s ChinaMed Project. I am also a member of the Editorial Team of OrizzonteCina.
With a focus on China and Sino-Middle Eastern relations, my research seeks to explain how a rising power’s foreign and security policy is shaped by its own domestic politics as well as that of other countries.
At SIRPA, the subjects that I teach include foreign policy analysis, Chinese diplomacy, as well as academic publishing.
I am also a reviewer for International Security, International Affairs, International Studies Quarterly, China Quarterly, Asia Policy, Asian Security, Journal of Strategic Studies, Journal of Contemporary China, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, International Politics, The International Spectator, Italian Political Science Review, Armed Forces & Society, and The China Review. I also review book manuscripts for Oxford University Press, Columbia University Press and Australia National University Press.
Postdoctoral fellow, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University
Andrea Gonzalez, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University, Canada. She holds a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Family Health and Preventive Interventions and was recently inducted in the Royal Society of Canada as a New College Member. Currently, she is an Editorial Board Member for the journals Archives of Women’s Mental Health, Child Abuse & Neglect and Child Maltreatment and is a member of the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Child Maltreatment Surveillance Working Group, as well as the World Health Organization’s Extending the Benefits Across the Life Course Working Group. Dr. Gonzalez received her PhD (2008) in Psychology and Neuroscience from the University of Toronto and completed her CIHR and Lawson Foundation funded postdoctoral fellowships at the Offord Centre for Child Studies (2012). Her research program focuses on the developmental consequences of early life adversity; the impact of traumatic experience on brain development, behavioral outcomes and health; the intergenerational transmission of risk; and developing and evaluating evidence-based preventive interventions. Her previous training encompasses psychology, neuroscience, and epidemiology with specific emphasis on assessing preventive interventions, maternal and child health, parenting, and family violence.
Senior research fellow, Griffith University
I am a Digital Archaeologist specializing in rock art recording and enhancement using photogrammetry and other remote sensing techniques including lidar and unmanned aerial systems. I have almost 20 years of archaeological experience in Australia, Southeast Asia, and Micronesia working on some of the most famous World Heritage Sites like Kakadu National Park (NT), Niah Cave (Malaysia), and Nan Madol (Pohnpei).
I am a Senior Research Fellow at the Place, Evolution, and Rock Art Heritage Unit at Griffith University currently working on an ARC Special Research Initiative (Art at a crossroads: Aboriginal responses to contact in northern Australia and the Griffith Postdoctoral Fellowship (Lost and Found CHamoru Cultural Heritage: Using lidar to find archaeological sites in the Mariana Islands) among other projects.
Associate Professor of Applied Economics, South Dakota State University
Dr. Andrea Leschewski is an Associate Professor of Applied Economics at South Dakota State University. She received her Ph.D. in Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics from Michigan State University and a BA in Economics and Mathematics from Carthage College. Joining South Dakota State University in 2017, Dr. Leschewski teaches undergraduate and master’s level agricultural economics and marketing courses within the Ness School of Management and Economics. Dr. Leschewski’s research program focuses on improving food security and health among vulnerable, low-income populations in the United States. Her recent research evaluates the impact of food and nutrition assistance and nutrition education policies on measures of food hardship and public health.
My research focuses on the role of T cells in the inflammatory diseases of multiple sclerosis and stress induced depression. I am focused on how they are primed by the microbiota and other exogenous factors via the aryl hydrocarbon receptor with hopes of garnering a better understanding of how certain individuals may be more susceptible to these disorders.
Associate Professor of Islamic Studies & Faculty Affiliate, Center for Middle East Studies, University of Denver
Middle East historian with a focus on broadcast media and national identity. Islamic studies professor with a focus on contemporary concerns including the use of emoticons on Salafi websites (and what they can tell us about Sunni authority), the hajj in the era of broadcast media, and the evolving use of anti-Islam rhetoric in the United States.
Research Director, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney
Andrea is a chartered civil engineer with a postgraduate degree in environmental engineering from Imperial College, London. She has over 20 years’ engineering and research experience in water, wastewater, stormwater and environmental assessment, having worked in the UK, Hong Kong and Australia.
Since joining the Institute in 2001, Andrea has managed and been the key researcher on a wide range of projects involving the application of integrated resource planning (IRP)/least cost planning (LCP)—an internationally recognised best practice approach to water planning and management. She has been involved in all stages of IRP: strategic long-term and drought response planning; survey design and analysis; detailed demand forecasting; efficiency option design, analysis and costing; development of pilot studies; implementation/budget plans; and evaluation of savings from implemented efficiency programs.
Andrea has worked with water service providers in most major cities (Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth) and many regional centres (Ballarat, Geelong, Wagga Wagga and Alice Springs). She has conducted IRP projects at both an urban and regional scale, investigating demand forecasts and efficiency options for urban, industrial and agricultural sectors in Australia and overseas. She has also worked with the IWA, EU SWITCH, WSAA and NWC to develop guides, training, models and tools to aid the water industry both nationally and internationally. Andrea has presented the findings of her research and provided workshops on end use analysis, demand management and IRP nationally and internationally.
Andrea has also been involved in research associated with smart meters, energy efficiency, distributed systems and water recycling. Andrea has recently led two projects on evaluation: an energy efficiency program in Queensland implemented in 400,000 houses, and a water efficiency program in Newcastle conducted on 4 residential programs and 50 schools using smart metering for leakage management.
Assistant Professor, Political Science, MacEwan University
Dr. Andrea Wagner is a Jean Monnet Chair  and Assistant Professor of Political Science at MacEwan University. She obtained her Ph.D. in Political Science and Political Economy from Carleton University in 2016. Her current research focuses on populist and anti-immigrant attitudes in the European Union and North America. Her research so far has been published in highly ranked political science journals such as Comparative European Politics and Political Studies.
Dr. Andrea Wagner’s recent publications:
Wagner, A., Pietrasik, E., & Kroqi, D. (2021) ”The Rise and Challenge of Populism”, in Abelson and Brooks Transatlantic Relations: Challenge and Resilience, Routledge Publishing.
Wagner, A., Marin, J., Bouwer, R., & Kroqi, D. (2020) ”Media(ted) frame analysis of the Spanish- Catalan political crisis”, in Byrne S., El Procés: Identity and Nation in 21st Century Catalonia, Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Hurrelmann A, and Wagner A. (2020) "Did the Eurozone Crisis Undermine the European Union’s Legitimacy? An analysis of newspaper reporting 2009-2014 ” Comparative European Politics.
Wagner A, Marin J, and Kroqi D (2019) “The Catalan struggle for independence and the role of the European Union”, Regional Science Policy and Practice, Volume 11, Issue 5.
Dr. Wagner’s profile at MacEwan University:
 Here is an excerpt from European Commission’s website on the Jean Monnet Chair grant: “Jean Monnet Chairs are designed to: (1) deepen teaching in EU studies embodied in the official curriculum of a higher education institution and (2) provide in-depth teaching on EU matters in areas increasingly in demand in the labour market. Jean Monnet Chairs are also encouraged to provide open educational resources and involve open education activities in their work to increase the flexibility and accessibility of learning.” Erasmus: https://erasmus-plus.ec.europa.eu/opportunities/opportunities-for-organisations/jean-monnet-actions/jean-monnet-chairs