Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief: Dr Holger Briel

Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College (UIC)

Professor Holger BRIEL is Dean of UIC’s Division of Culture and Creativity. He holds a PhD in Cultural Theory from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, an MA in Comparative Literature from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a BA in English and German from Eberhardt-Karls-Universität Tübingen, Germany. A portion of his graduate studies was also undertaken at the Université de Paris, Sorbonne. Previously, Dr Briel has taught at New York University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Aristotle University Thessaloniki, the University of Innsbruck, the University of Surrey, Indiana State University and Xi'an Jiaotong Liverpool University. He has held numerous Visiting Professorships and lectured at Oxford University, UC Berkeley, CUNY, Ateneo de Manila, the National University of Malaysia, the National University of Singapore, Universität Rostock and many others. He has published copiously in media and cultural studies, philosophy, the social sciences, and international management studies and remains active a as journalist for several international newspapers.

He has taught at several universities in the past, including UGSM-Monarch Business School (Switzerland), the Department of Communications & Media Studies at the University of Nicosia (Cyprus), the University of Innsbruck (Austria), the New York University Skopje (Macedonia), where he held Vice-Rector and Deanship positions, Aristotle University Thessaloniki and the University of Athens (Greece), and the University of Surrey (UK). Over the years he has been the recipient of many research grants and fellowships and is a well-published academic with many books, book chapters and peer-reviewed articles in the area of cultural studies. He is also a member of the EU Council for Higher Education and a member of the IAFOR International Academic Advisory Board.

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Executive Editor: Dr Joseph Haldane

The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan

Joseph Haldane is the Chairman and CEO of IAFOR. Dr Haldane holds a PhD from the University of London in 19th-century French Studies, and has had full-time faculty positions at the University of Paris XII Paris-Est Créteil (France), Sciences Po Paris (France), and Nagoya University of Commerce and Business (Japan), as well as visiting positions at the French Press Institute in the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas (France), The School of Journalism at Sciences Po Paris (France), and the School of Journalism at Moscow State University (Russia).

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Editorial Advisory Board

Dr Senka Anastasova
Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Republic of Macedonia
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Dr Yasue Arimitsu
Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan
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Dr Sue Ballyn
Professor Emerita at University of Barcelona, Spain
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Dr Gaurav Desai
University of Michigan, USA
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Dr Gerard Goggin
University of Sydney, Australia
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Dr Florence Graezer-Bideau
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
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Dr Donald E. Hall
Lehigh University, USA
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Dr Stephen Hutchings
University of Manchester, UK
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Dr Eirini Kapsidou
Independent Scholar, Belgium
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Dr Graham Matthews
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
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Dr Baden Offord
Curtin University, Australia
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Dr Tace Hedrick
University of Florida, USA
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Dr Christiaan De Beukelaer
University of Melbourne, Australia
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Dr Katy Khan
University of South Africa, South Africa
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Production Assistant

Nelson Omenugha
Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, PRC
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Ruth Mund
IAFOR Journals Administrator
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Head Office (Japan)

The International Academic Forum (IAFOR)
Sakae 1-16-26 – 201
Naka Ward, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture
Japan 460-0008