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CR #8: Violence and Communication Contributors

Edited by Jose Antonio Mingolarra, Carmen Arocena, and Rosa Martín Sabaris


Ramón Esparza
José Ignacio Armentia is a professor of journalism at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and has worked for several newspapers. He has authored or coauthored books such as Redacción Informativa en Prensa (2009), Fundamentos de Periodismo impreso (2003), El diario de servicios en España (2002), El Diario Digital (2000), Diseño y periodismo electrónico (1999), La construcción del mito a través de la prensa: el caso Bin Laden (2004) and La especialización en el periodismo (2010). At the same time, he has participated in several research projects financed by bodies such as the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, the Basque government, and the UPV/EHU. As a result of these projects, he has published over thirty articles in different scholarly journals and participated in numerous conferences. Currently, he combines his teaching and research activity in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Communication at the UPV/EHU with heading the university press service of the UPV/EHU.
Carmen Arocena teaches at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). Her publications include Victor Erice (1996) and La trilogía de El Padrino de Francis Ford Coppola (2001). She has also collaborated on multi-author works such as Antología crítica del cine español (1996), An Open Window: The Cinema of Victor Erice (2000), Los nuevos cines en España. Ilusiones y desencantos de los años 60 (2003), Narrativa Audiovisual (2006), El espíritu de la colmena… 31 años después (2005), La nueva memoria. Historias del cine español (2005), and ¿Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto? by Pedro Almodóvar (2009); and on more recent works such as El destino se disculpa. El cine de José Luis Sáenz de Heredia (2011) and the Diccionario del cine Iberoamericano. España, Portugal, América (in press). She is a member of the Spanish Association of Film Historians and the Basque Semiotics Association.
José María Caminos is a professor in the Department of Journalism at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). He holds a bachelor's degree and a doctorate in information sciences from the UPV/EHU. Before turning to teaching, he was an investigative journalist and held high-ranking positions in different written media in the Basque Country. He is the author or coauthor of works such as La especialización en el periodismo. Formarse para informar (2010), Redacción informativa en Prensa (2009), Periodismo de investigación. Teoría y práctica (1997), and La construcción del mito a través de la prensa, el caso Bin Laden (1997). At the same time he has published several articles in scholarly communication journals. He is currently a member of a consolidated research group, acknowledged by the Basque government, and is participating in a project financed by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation: "La evolución en el tratamiento de las muertes violentas en la prensa del País Vasco."
Miguel Ángel Casado has been a researcher at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) since 2003, with an MA European and PhD in communication sciences. He is member of EU Kids Online team in Spain and has published various articles including "EU Media Programmes: Little Investment, Few Results," in European Film and Media Culture (2006) and "A Television to Save a Language and a Culture: The Basque Case."
Juan de Dios Uriarte has a doctorate in psychology and is a professor of evolutionary psychology and education at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). He has thirty years of teaching experience in teacher training on issues related to developmental psychology, learning difficulties, education in disadvantaged contexts, and cyber bullying. In recent years, he has researched the perspective of resilience in different contexts of psychosocial development. He has published articles in the Revista de Psicodidáctica, Migraciones, and Migraciones Internacionales. He is currently heading projects that analyze processes of resilience in minors affected by female labor migration.
Alfonso Dubois teaches international economics and development economics at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). He was president of Hegoa, the Institute for the Study of Development and International Cooperation, between 1996 and 2010. In the 1980s he was executive secretary of the Bolivian Human Rights Assembly and a researcher for CRIES, the Regional Coordinator for Economic and Social Research, as well as editor of the journal Pensamiento Propio in Nicaragua. His professional activity has been linked to international cooperation for development. His research work and publications focus on the topics of human development, poverty, cooperation for development, and development and inequality theories. His most recent publications include: "Pensar un futuro para la sociedad global desde la solidaridad creativa," Revista Internacional de los Estudios Vascos (2010); and (with Luis Guridi and María López) "Local Human Development in Crisis Contexts," International Journal of Social Economics (2011).
Carmelo Garitaonandia is a professor of journalism at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). He has a doctorate in political science and a BA in law and master's in information and audiovisual communication from the University of Paris VII. His interests include new technologies and their influence on children and teenagers. His books include Decentralisation in the Global Era (coedited with Miquel de Moragas Spà, 1995) and TV on Your Doorstep (coedited with Miquel de Moragas Spà and Bernat López, 1999). He has been a member of the EU Kids Online Network Spanish team since 2006.
Maialen Garmendia has a PhD in sociology and has been teaching at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) since 1990. Her interests are in social research techniques, statistics and audience research, and new communication technologies. Since 1997 she has been on the editorial board of Zer. Journal of Communication Studies. Her areas of expertise include: internet use, teenagers, gender differences, qualitative methods, and quantitative methods.
Gemma Martínez is a research member of the EU Kids Online Network funded by the European Commission. She has a BA in journalism from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). She is a PhD candidate and her research topic is based on parental mediation and the use that young people make of ICTs. She has collaborated in a wide range of publications and projects based on minors and the use of ICTs .
Jose Antonio Mingolarra has a doctorate in industrial engineering and is a professor in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Communication at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). His teaching and research fields include communication theories, culture planning and management, communication in organizations, communication and development, and cities, culture, and communication. He is a member of Calima Red, the organization for applied research in communication, culture, and development in the Canary Islands and Africa. His publications include "Comunicacion y desarrollo, sin rodeos" in Contexto (2010), "Prontuario interrumpido de la Ciudad" in RIEV (2006), and Variaciones sobre la Ciudad hoy (in press).
Carmelo Moreno is an associate professor of political science at the University of Basque Country (UPV/EHU). His main research interests are in political theory, political identities and nationalism, critical discourse analysis and, more recently, political humor. His work has appeared in the Revista Española de Ciencia Política, Teorias Politicas Contemporáneas (2001; 2009) and Ideologías y Movimientos Políticos Comtemporáneos (2006). He is in currently in charge of a research project financed by the Spanish government titled "Political Humor as a Factor of Social Cohesion in Spain," in which studies the relationship between humor appreciation in Spain, the uses of stereotypes, and their political consequences.
Nekane Parejo is a professor in the Department of Audiovisual Communication at the University of Malaga, with a six-year research grant. Her principal research field is the history and analysis of photography and film. She is editor of the journal Fotocinema.Revista científica de cine y fotografía. Her books include El fotógrafo en el cine. Re[presentaciones] (2011), Yo fotográfico (2009), Miradas en el campus (2007) and Fotografía y muerte. Representación gráfica de los atentados de ETA, 1968–1997(2004). Her publications in multi-authored works include Solos ante la cámara. Biopics de fotógrafos y cineastas (co-eeditor with Ramón Esparza, 2011), "'El séptimo día' (C. Saura, 2004). Cine rural y violencia en la llamada España profunda," in Profundidad de campo (2010), and "Wenders Shooting. La fotografía en el cine de Wenders," in El cielo sobre Wenders (2011). She has also published articles in journals such as ZER, Comunicar, and Ámbitos Internacional, and collaborated on the Directory of Word Cinema: Spain (2011).
Imanol Zubero has a doctorate in sociology and teaches at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). He is the chief researcher for the CIVERSITY-Ciudad y Diversidad research group. Among his publications are: "Política y violencia en Euskal Herrria," in Razones contra la violencia (1998); Columnas vertebradas. Escritos sobre violencia, política y sociedad en el País Vasco (2000); "Civilizar la situación vasca," in La convivencia en la sociedad vasca (2000); "Hacer las paces para hacer la Paz," in Educación para la paz (2000); "Estado, nación y nacionalismo," in Claves de Razón Práctica 119 (2002); "El debate sobre el derecho de autodeterminación en Euskadi," in Derecho de autodeterminación y realidad vasca (2002); and "¿Quién soy yo sin un nosotros? Sobre las relaciones entre identidad y nacionalismo," in Diálogo filosófico 56 (2003).
Nekane E. Zubiaur is a professor in the Department of Audiovisual Communication and Advertising at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), in which she teaches screenplay writing and production. She has taken part in several conferences concerning Spanish film studies as well as publishing articles in journals such as Zer. Journal of Communication Studies, Área abierta, and Secuencias. Revista de Historia del Cine. She has also published articles in multi-authored works such as El destino se disculpa. El cine de José Luis Sáenz de Heredia (2011).
Imanol Zumalde has a doctorate in communication and teaches at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). He has published articles on the cinema in many specialized journals in the field. He has written chapters in Antología Crítica del Cine Español 1905–1995 (1997); Imagen, memoria y fascinación. Notas sobre el documental en España (2001); Entre el exilio y el reino. María Casares, una actriz frente a la cámara (2002), for which he was awarded the prize for best article or collaboration by the Spanish Association of Film Historians in 2002; La nueva memoria. Historia(s) del cine español. 1939–2000 (2005); as well as in the ambitious Diccionario de Cine Español, Portugués y Latinoamericano (2011). Likewise, he has authored Deslizamientos progresivos del sentido (1997); Los placeres de la vista. Mirar, escuchar, pensar (2002); La materialidad de la forma fílmica. Crítica de la (sin)razón posestructuralista (2006), for which he received the award for best book by the Spanish Association of Film Historians in 2006; and La experiencia fílmica. Cine, emoción y pensamiento (2011).