Nico Carpentier is Professor at the Department of Informatics and Media, Uppsala University in Sweden. He also holds two part-time positions: Associate Professor at the Communication Studies Department of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium and Docent at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. Moreover, he is a Research Fellow at Loughborough University, United Kingdom and Cyprus University of Technology. He is an executive board member of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR). Between 2008 and 2012 he was vice-president of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA). His theoretical focus is discourse theory, and his research interests are the relationship between media, journalism, politics and culture, especially in social domains such as war and conflict, ideology, participation and democracy. He published numerous monographs, edited books, journal special issues and articles. Some of his recent publications include a special issue of the journal Javnost (co-edited with Julie Uldam) titled ˝Publics, Discursive Struggles and Political Agency˝ (2015), an edited monograph ˝Culture, Trauma & Conflict: Cultural Studies Perspectives on Contemporary War˝ (Cambridge Scholars Publishers, 2015) and a monograph ˝Media and Participation: A Site of Ideological-Democratic Struggle˝ (Intellect, 2011).