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 for 2022-23.
The CARGC staff and director Aswin Punathambekar envision and facilitate our robust slate of events, publications, and activities.
Aswin Punathambekar, Ph.D.Professor of Communication
Our postdoctoral fellows spend two years in residence at CARGC, participating fully in the life of the center.
Woori Han, Ph.D.Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication & Center on Digital Culture and Society
Yuval Katz, Ph.D.Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication & Center on Digital Culture and Society
Prateekshit "Kanu" Pandey, Ph.D.Postdoctoral Fellow, Communication Neuroscience Lab & Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication
Ayesha Omer, Ph.D.Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication
Ignatius G.D Suglo, Ph.D.Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication
Eszter Zimanyi, Ph.D.Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication
Doctoral & Undergraduate Fellows
CARGC Doctoral Fellows 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.
Lauren BridgesDoctoral Candidate
Zane Griffin Talley CooperDoctoral Candidate
Kinjal DaveDoctoral Student
Assil FrayhaDoctoral Student
Florence Zivaishe MadengaDoctoral Candidate
Adetobi MosesDoctoral Student
Devo ProbolDoctoral Student
Lucila RozasDoctoral Student
Mariela Morales SuárezDoctoral Candidate
Sim GillDoctoral Student
Anjali DasSarmaDoctoral Student
Valentina ProustDoctoral Student
Silvia TélizDoctoral Student
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
Michael X. Delli Carpini, Chair, Ph.D.
Oscar H. Gandy Professor of Communication & Democracy, Annenberg School for Communication
Patrick D. Murphy, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, Klein College of Media and Communication, Temple University