Osée Kamga, Ph.D., is a specialist in communication and international development. For 15 years now, Dr. Kamga has been working on the issues of uses of digital technologies to foster social changes in Africa. His field of interest encompasses the strategies of penetration and expansion by international communication corporations, changes in national regulatory systems to meet globalization imperatives, as well as the modes of appropriation and uses of digital technologies in the developing world. His research approach is well at the confluence of the political economy of international communications and the cultural studies. Kamga’s recent publications include the following items:
Serge Banyongen holds a PH.D. in Political Sciences and Master of Arts in Communication from the University of Ottawa. He is a journaliste by profession and an auteur of several peer-reviewed articles and two books: “La communication des Institutions de Bretton-Woods en Afrique (Éditions universitaires européennes) and the “Rôle et responsabilité des acteurs africains dans les relations sino-africaines” ( l’Harmattan, Press). Dr. Banyongen teaches the topics of organisational and media studies at the University of Ottawa. His research deals with he topics of Communication Crisis, Public Communication and Communication in the Digital Age.
Pierre Ndoumaï is doctor in Patristics at the University of Saint-Paul in Canada. He teaches patristics and the history of Christianity at the University of Acadia (Campus of
Montreal). In addition to historical Christianity, his research focuses on African and intercultural studies. He is associated with the Audiovisual media lab for the study of cultures and society (AMLAC&S). He is the author of two books: On ne naît pas noir, on le devient. Les métamorphoses d’une idéologie raciste et esclavagiste, Paris, L’Harmattan, 2007 and Indépendance et néocolonialisme en Afrique. Bilan d’un courant dévastateur. Paris. L’Harmattan. 2011.
Afua Cooper is a Associate Researcher for LAMAC&S and has written The Hanging of Angelique.
Imre Szeman was a Senator William McMaster Chair of Globalization and Cultural Studies at McMaster University, where he has taught since 1999. He is the recipient of the John Polanyi Prize in Literature (2000), Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award (2003), the Scotiabank-AUCC Award for Excellence in Internationalization (2004, for the Institute on Globalization), and an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship (2005–7), among other awards. He is a co-founder of the Canadian Association of Cultural Studies and a founding member of the Cultural Studies Association (U.S.). Szeman is co-editor of Cultural Spaces, a book series published by University of Toronto Press, as well as co- editor of the Review of Education, Pedagogy and Cultural Studies and a member of the editorial collective of the journal Mediations.
Dr. Szeman’s main areas of research are in globalization, visual cultural studies, contemporary popular culture, postcolonial studies, and social and cultural theory. He is author of Zones of Instability: Literature, Postcolonialism and the Nation (2003) and co-author of Popular Culture: A User’s Guide (2004). He is also co-editor of Pierre Bourdieu: Fieldwork in Culture (2000), the second edition of the Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism (2005), Global-Local Consumption (forthcoming 2008) and Canadian Cultural Studies: A Reader (forthcoming 2008).
Mahmoud Eid is an Associate Professor at the Department of Communication, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Eid previously taught in the University of Regina’s School of Journalism in Regina, Saskatchewan, and in Carleton University’s School of Journalism and Communication in Ottawa, Ontario. His professional expertise lies in quantitative and qualitative research regarding the effects of mass media and social development. His teaching experience, research interests, and publications concentrate on international communication, media studies, communication research methods, terrorism, crisis management and conflict resolution, modernity, and the political economy of communication.
Dr. Eid is the editor of Global Media Journal — Canadian Edition. He is the series editor of Communication Research Methods: Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches, the editor of Cybercultures, and co-editor of Introduction to Media Studies.
Dr. Eid’s current research aims at developing rational choices and strategies for Canadian communication decision-makers to use when faced with various potential transnational and internal terrorist situations.
Susheel Bibbs is a former EMMY-award winning TV executive producer and is currently sponsored by the Film Arts Foundation, San Francisco. An accomplished actress and acclaimed classical singer, Dr. Bibbs has won both international notice for her singing and touring grants from the California Arts Council’s Touring and Presenting Program and others.
She holds a Ph.D. in Communications with emphasis in the Mass Communication of African-American and Diaspora history as well as advanced degrees in philosophy and music. Currently she lectures at the University of California at Berkeley. In addition to the title “world’s foremost authority on Pleasant” given by the Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco, Susheel has also been given grants from the African American Museum and Library at Oakland and the National Parks Service as well as commendations for her contribution to women’s history from the L.A. Afro-American Museum and the City Museum of St. Louis.