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Fellows and Visiting Scholars

IICM Fellows:

Dr. Minna Aslama Horowitz 

Minna Aslama Horowitz (PhD, SocSci): Docent Professor, University of Helsinki; Expert in Digital Rights and Advocacy, Central European University.

Two decades of experience in: Design of collaborative practices for multi-stakeholder issues and events. Innovation in higher education. In-depth knowledge of digitalization and global development. Strategy-building for new non-profits. Expert community- and network-building on- and off-line. Quantitative and qualitative academic and applied, policy-focused research expertise, ranging from diversity analysis to Design Thinking and Living Labs. Advocacy for gender issues, public and Independent media, and communication rights. 60+ academic publications.

Some organizations I worked/am working with: Aalto UniversityCentral European UniversityEuropean Science FoundationFinnish Broadcasting CompanyFordham UniversityGlobal PSM Experts NetworkKota Alliance,Ministry of Communication and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland, GESCI ICT Education and InnovationNew America FoundationOpen Society FoundationsSocial Science Research CouncilUnited Nations. Personal website here.


Dr. Cristina Pérez-Cordón

Cristina Pérez-Cordón works at the United Nations Headquarters in New York since 2005. Before coming to New York, she worked as a teacher and a teacher trainer in Spain (her home country), Belgium, Brazil and Argentina. She earned a PhD in Linguistics, a Master’s degree in Spanish Language and an International Master in Education and Communication. Her main areas of study are teaching Spanish as a foreign language and intercultural communication. 


Dr. Kevin Rioux

Kevin Rioux, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Library and Information Science at St. John’s University.  In his work, he uses social justice metatheory, information behavior frameworks, and integrated human development models to explore how information access enhances both social and economic development in local and international contexts



IICM Visiting Scholars:

Dr. Min Zhang, Reserach Scholar, Associate Professor in the Department of Information Management and Information System at ChangChun University, JiLin (Fall 2018)

Dr. Haeok Kim, Department of Tourism at Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea (Fall 2018)

Dr. Luca Rossi, Senior Researcher for the Italian National Institute of Public Health (Spring 2018)

Prof. Dr. Thomas Bauer, Department of Communication, University of Vienna, Austria (Fall 2017)

Denisse Gabriela Dávila Zúñiga, Visiting Scholar- Student, Universidad de Sonora, Mexico (Fall 2017)

Dr. King-Wa Fu, Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Associate Professor at the MIT Media Lab (Spring 2017)