David Buckingham

No-one has done more to further our understanding of the impact of electronic media upon children and young people, and the pivotal role of education in the 21st century digital media landscape, than David Buckingham.

Now Emeritus Professor of Media and Communications at Loughborough University, he has trod a careful … Read More

Neta Alexander

Neta Alexander is a New York-based media scholar. After earning a PhD from New York University and a M.A from Columbia University, she is now an Assistant Professor in the Film and Media Studies Department at Colgate University, New York. Her work focuses on digital culture, film and media, and … Read More

David Lyon

David Lyon is a world-leading sociologist whose ground-breaking interdisciplinary work on surveillance has transformed our understanding of the nature of power, technology and morality in the modern world. Currently Director of the Surveillance Studies Centre at Queen’s University (Canada), his early work examined the relationship between religion and social theory. … Read More

Jacques Le Goff

Jacques Le Goff was a highly respected French historian of the Middle Ages, and, as one of the principal intellectual heirs of the famous Annales School, became a leading figure in the New History movement of the 1970s. During a distinguished career which saw him spend many years as the … Read More

Nancy K. Baym

Nancy Baym is a leading scholar in the field of digital media and communication studies whose work has revolutionized our understanding of how the internet is transforming social relationships. A founder member and former president of the Association of Internet Researchers, her work has taken her from a senior academic … Read More

Barbie Zelizer

Barbie Zelizer is one of the most insightful and original scholars of journalism writing today. Originally a journalist herself, and now the Raymond Williams Professor of Communication and the Director of the Scholars Program in Culture and Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, she … Read More

Iris Marion Young

Iris Marion Young was an American political theorist who gained a global reputation for her pioneering work on justice, social difference and feminism. Her career saw her hold prestigious posts at the University of Pittsburgh and latterly as a Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago. The book … Read More

Albrecht Wellmer

Albrecht Wellmer is a major figure in contemporary German philosophy who has produced important work on ethics, aesthetics and political theory. Currently Emeritus Professor of Critical Theory and Aesthetics at the Freie Universität Berlin, in his early career he was a student of Habermas, and is now considered one of … Read More

Thomas G. Weiss

Thomas G. Weiss is a distinguished scholar of international relations and one of the world’s leading authorities on the United Nations and global governance. He has been Presidential Professor at the Graduate Center, CUNY, since 1998, and has held numerous prestigious academic posts. His work on the UN has seen … Read More

Max Weber

Max Weber was a German sociologist and, along with Durkheim and Marx, one of the founding figures of sociology. His work on bureaucracy and rationalization, on the relationship between economics and religion and on methodology in the social sciences has constituted a crucial building block in the entire intellectual edifice … Read More