Meet the EUMEPLAT Scientific Board

To advise and accompany the research work to be conducted during the project lifespan, EUMEPLAT has appointed a Scientific Board composed of internationally known academics, recognized for their excellence in the fields related to the contents of the research.

The members of the Board can be consulted in different occasions to implement specific high-level tasks through:

  • the participation to plenary meetings and dissemination events, in quality of keynote speakers;
  • training sessions dedicated to young researchers, and namely PhD students or post-doctoral fellows;
  • joint discussion on theoretical and methodological issues, when made necessary by very complex issues raised by the research conducted by a work package.

The Scientific Board counts today 13 members from different European countries, and beyond.

Boguslawa Dobek-Ostrowska, Professor at the Institute of Political Science and Chair of the Department of Social Communication and Journalism, University of Wroclaw (Poland), focuses her research on political communication, election media coverage, the development of media in Central and Eastern Europe, comparative media systems and the professionalisation of journalism in Poland.

Patrice Flichy is Professor of Sociology and researcher at the laboratory “Techniques, territoires et sociétés” (LATTS) at Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée (France). He devoted is research work on the study of telecommunication techniques and on internet, highlighted the role of the imaginaire in the design of techniques. He centers his current research on amateur, and digital platforms.

Peter Golding, Emeritus Professor at Northumbria University (United Kingdom) and Visiting Professor in the School of Arts and Cultures at Newcastle University, focuses his research interest on media sociology generally, journalism, media political economy, social inequality, international communications, new media, and media constructs of public and social policy.

Daniel Hallin is Distinguished Professor of Communication at the University of California San Diego (USA). His research interests spread from journalism, political communication and the comparative analysis of media systems, with a recent focus on Western Europe and on Latin America, to health and medical reporting and the mediatization of health and medicine.

Joke Hermes, Professor of Inclusion and the Creative Industries at the Creative Business research group of Inholland University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands), investigates how the creative industry can contribute to addressing social issues and problems. Further, her research interest covers also diversity and the ever-changing dividing line between creators and users of creative products and services, how stakeholders can be involved and participative design.

Danielle Hipkins is Professor of Italian Studies and Film at the University of Exeter (United Kingdom). Her research areas include Italian cinema, cinema audiences, girlhood, postfeminism and gender representation, topic on which she has widely written.

André Lange, researcher and independent expert in the field of European economics and audiovisual policy and history of early television, is currently Collaborateur scientifique at the University of Liège and editor of the website “Histoire de la télévision” ( He is Member of the Académie André Delvaux and of the European Film Academy.

Paolo Mancini, ICA – International Communication Association Fellow and Professor of Media Sociology at the University of Perugia (Italy), focuses his research on the relationship between mass communication systems and the political system, and on the study of electoral campaigns.

Zizi Papacharissi, ICA – International Communication Association Fellow, is Professor of Communication and Head of Communication Department at the University of Illinois in Chicago (USA). Her research work focuses on the social and political consequences of online media.

Walter Quattrociocchi is Associate Professor in Computer Science and head of the Data and Complexity for Society Lab of La Sapienza University in Rome (Italy). His research interests spread from data science, cognitive science and dynamic processes on complex networks to the information and misinformation diffusion and the emergence of collective narratives in online social media.

Giuseppe Richeri is Emeritus Professor of Media Economics and Politics at the University of Italian Switzerland in Lugano. He has dedicated his career to the study of the history and theory of Communication, to the analysis of media politics and economics, as well as to the in-depth study of new media strategies and markets.

Donald Sassoon is Emeritus Professor of Comparative European History at the Queen Mary College of London (United Kingdom). He has lectured at universities throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America, spoken at conferences in over thirty countries and is frequently interviewed by the international media. He is currently writing a comparative analysis of revolutions (England, USA, France, Russia, and China).

Tiziana Terranova, Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at University of Naples “L’Orientale” (Italy), focuses her research on media and digital cultures and post-colonial cultural studies. Since 2007, she has been involved as member and/or coordinator in a number of national and international research projects funded by different European and international institutions.

The full biographies of the Scientific Board members are available here.