Our close-knit community of scholars is the intellectual heart and soul of CARGC.
Whether through regular meetings, research presentations, or just spending time at CARGC's large office space, we are a supportive community that seeks to build knowledge together. Meet our staff and postdoctoral, doctoral, and research fellows.
Our leadership team is comprised of Director Aswin Punathambekar, Associate Director Juan Llamas-Rodriguez, Program Coordinator Anastasiya Miazhevich, and Senior Research Manager Eszter Zimanyi.
Together, they envision and facilitate our robust slate of events, publications, and activities.
Our postdoctoral fellows spend two years in residence at CARGC, participating fully in the life of the center.
CARGC Doctoral Fellows and Affiliates are currently pursuing a Ph.D. at the Annenberg School and working on issues of relevance to global communication. We also work with Penn undergraduates interested in the field.
CARGC Research Affiliates develop their own research and writing program, participate in CARGC activities, and interact with students and faculty.
Since its inception in 2013, CARGC has hosted a diverse group of faculty, postdoctoral, doctoral, and undergraduate fellows who have gone on to work in academia, policy, non-profit, and industry positions around the world.
Founding Director: Marwan M. Kraidy
Marwan M. Kraidy is a scholar of global communication and an authority on Arab media, politics, and culture. He studies the relationship between culture and geopolitics, theories of identity and modernity, and global media systems and industries. Kraidy is currently Dean & CEO of Northwestern University in Qatar, and the Anthony Shadid Chair in Global Media, Politics and Culture at Northwestern University.
Board of Advisors
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Temple University Rome; Professor in the Department of Media Studies and Production, Klein College of Media and Communication, Temple University