Visiting Scholar Inquiries
CGCS's visiting scholars program provides opportunities for PhD students, post-doctoral researchers and young faculty members to further their academic careers and participate in the intellectual life of the Annenberg School. If you are interested in contacting one of our current visiting scholars, or are interested in visiting CGCS, please contact us.
CGCS Visiting Scholars Program 2013/2014
The Center for Global Communication Studies visiting scholars program provides opportunities for international PhD students, researchers and young faculty members to further their academic careers and participate in the intellectual life of the Annenberg School.
Our program offers visiting scholars dedicated time to focus on their own research, but also the chance to interact with the Annenberg and Penn communities, all while spending time in historic Philadelphia.
Scholars are expected to engage with Annenberg faculty and students, attend events and colloquia at the Annenberg School (and classes if they so desire), present their research at a small lunchtime discussion with faculty and students, and produce a short research paper as a result of their stay.
All applicants should have excellent English skills by the time of their stay.
Final deadlines for applying are as listed below, however visiting scholar applications are reviewed as they are received. The earlier an application is submitted, the sooner an applicant can be accepted to the program.
For a stay beginning in the Fall semester: January 1, 2013
For a stay beginning in the Spring semester: April 1, 2013
Please Click Here to Apply Online
2012-2013 Visiting Scholars
Dr. Tarlach McGonagle is a Senior Researcher and Assistant Professor at the Institute for Information Law (IViR), Faculty of Law, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where he is also coordinator of the specialised Information Law Masters Programme. He is an Associate Senior Researcher of the inter-university School of Human Rights Research in the Netherlands.
His expertise spans a broad range of issues relating to international and European law and policy in three main fields: the media, information and human rights. Recurrent themes in his research include freedom of expression, the rights of persons belonging to minorities and cultural and linguistic rights.
Dr. McGonagle regularly writes expert reports for various branches of the Council of Europe, OSCE and other IGOs and NGOs and is a member of the Editorial Board of the European Audiovisual Observatory. He was also one of the independent experts involved in the drafting - at the invitation of the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities - of a set of international Guidelines on the use of Minority Languages in the Broadcast Media (2003). He was an invited expert speaker at the Thematic Discussion on “Racist Hate Speech” organised by the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in 2012.
He has published widely on numerous aspects of the right to freedom of expression, international regulation of the media and new media, the rights of persons belonging to minorities, tolerance, human dignity, “hate speech” and various legal aspects of pluralism and diversity. See here for a fuller professional profile and selected publications.
Mengshan Ren is an Assistant Professor at the Center for International Communication Studies at Communication University of China. He holds an M.A. in International Relation and a Ph.D. from Communication University of China. He has published two books, International Communication and State Sovereignty：Globalized Communication Research in 2011 and Internet Politics: States, Citizens, and New Communication Technologies(translation) in 2010. He is a critic and columnist. He has worked in print media for 7 years as an editor and journalist. He is the author of the comments and column over 1000 since 2000. His research focuses on international/global communication, political communication, internet communication.
A dual-qualified lawyer, Malavika spent eight years in London - with global law firm Allen & Overy in the Communications, Media & Technology group, and then with Citigroup. She relocated to India in 2006, and wears 3 hats as a practising lawyer, a Fellow at the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) and a PhD scholar.
She is a partner at Jayaram & Jayaram, Bangalore, focusing on corporate/tech transactions and has a special interest in new media and the arts. At CIS, Malavika collaborates on projects that critique and respond to legislative and policy changes in the internet governance domain. A graduate of the National Law School of India, she has an LL.M. from Northwestern University, Chicago and is working on a Ph.D. on data protection and privacy, with a special focus on India’s e-governance schemes and the new biometric ID project. She is on the advisory board of the Indian Journal of Law & Technology and is the author of the India chapter for the Data Protection & Privacy volume in the Getting the Deal Done series, launching this year. She has been selected as one of 10 Indian lawyers to be featured in “The International Who's Who of Internet e-Commerce & Data Protection Lawyers 2012” directory.
Zhao Jin is a Research Associate at the School of Journalism and
Communication, Renmin University of China (RUC) in Beijing.
She obtained her PhD Degree in Media Economics and M.A in Journalism.
Dr. Zhao’s research interests include International Communication,
Political Communication, Media Regulation, Online Activities and
Motives, Media and Children Development. Now she is engaged in
two projects : “Ipad Practices among preschool children and influence on
their development---A survey from a middle–class community in Beijing”
and “China Foreign News Media Regulations: Effect Study on
Managing Policy of Foreign News Agencies and Journalists in China”.
Dr. Zhao has participated in several projects on online public opinion
research and published several papers in leading Chinese academic
journals, including the Journal of International Communication; China
Radio & TV Academic Journal; Journalism and Communication; Chinese
Professor Aijun Lin received her BA in Law from Shantou University (1990), MA in Law from Peking University (1997) and PhD in Journalism from Fudan University (2007). She has been professor in School of Jounalism and Communication in Jinan University at Guangzhou, China since 2008. Professor Lin’s research interests focus on media law and risk communication. She has published 50 papers in top Chinese journals in journalism, and two monographs - Legal Protection for Press Supervision, Guangzhou: Jinan University Press (2008) ; Legal Protection for the Right to Know, Shanghai: Fudan University Press (2010). She is the recipient of prestigious Wu Yuzhang Award for Social Science Studies in 2012.
Zhang Tianpei is a Ph.D. candidate in communication at Renmin University of China. She received a master's degree in media economics from the University, and an undergraduate degree in journalism as well. Her interests are in international communication, visual communication and media economics. She has published many articles, including “Strengthen the Operability of Journalistic Ethics”,“Community Culture Based on Cell Phone” and “The Sprint of Olympic Sportscast”. She is also a member of many projects, “Neuro-communication: Media Brand Using Electroencephalograph”, “The Effect of Media Information Delivery of Sinopec” and “Evaluation of corporates' network public opinion”.
During her time as a visiting scholar at Annenberg, she will focus on international communication, visual communication and media regulation.
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Jinghong Xu is currently an Associate Professor of Communication at the School of Humanities, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing, China. He is also a post-doctor candidate at the Institute of Law, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
His research focuses on new media communication, media ethics and law, information law and Internet law, especially Internet Governance, online privacy and copyright, etc.
He got a BA of English, MA of Journalism and Ph.D.of Communication.
Address: School of Humanities , Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, No 10 Xitucheng Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100876 China.
Zhao Yunze is an associate professor at the school of journalism and communication at Renmin University of China (RUC) in Beijing. He is also the Editorial Director of JOURNALISM EVOLUTION, and directs the community newspapers of NEWS WEEKLY in campus. His research focuses on media convergence, new media, cross culture communication and media history. He heads the research group “Factors of China’s Image Construction From Outside” which funded by Chinese Education Department and the group “Interpretive History of Chinese Journalism History” which funded by RUC. He has published several books and articles in communications and sociological journals.
Zhao Yunze holds a Ph.D. in journalism from the Renmin University of China.
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