Visiting Research Fellow Hilde Van den Bulck

The McGannon Center welcomes Hilde Van den Bulck as its 2017 Visiting Research Fellow!

Hilde_van_den_Bulck_AnnenbergHilde Van den Bulck (Ph.D.) is a full professor of Communication Studies and serves as director of the research group Media, Policy and Culture at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Antwerp, Belgium. She studied Communication Studies at KU Leuven (B) and University of Leicester (UK) and obtained her Ph.D. at KU Leuven. She has complementary expertise and interests in media policies and structures, with a focus on public media, and media culture and identity, focusing most recently on the mediated communication about celebrity philanthropy and activism. Dr. Van den Bulck has been involved in Flemish media policy, including as vice chair of the Flemish Media Council. She has published widely.

Visiting Scholar Kevin Healey

The McGannon Center is excited to welcome visiting scholar Kevin Healey!


Kevin Healey (Ph.D., Institute of Communications Research at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) is an Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of New Hampshire. His research appears in Journal of Media Ethics; Journal of Information, Communication, and Ethics in Society; Journal of Religion, Media, and Digital Culture; Explorations in Media Ecology; Religions; Cultural Studies/Critical Methodologies; and Symbolic Interaction. He has written chapters for The International Encyclopedia of Media Studies, The Handbook of Mass Media Ethics, and Ethics in Communication. His essays appear online at Salon, Huffington Post, Religion Dispatches, Nomos Journal, and Trans-missions. He is a co-editor of Prophetic Critique and Popular Media (Peter Lang, 2013). Prof. Healey is a recipient of the 2014 Media Ecology Association Top Paper Award and the 2010 Clifford G. Christians Research Ethics Award.


Call for Visiting Fellows

We are currently soliciting applications for 2017 Visiting Research Fellows.The McGannon Center invites university faculty, post-docs, and ABD graduate students from any disciplinary background in Communications to apply for appointments as Visiting Research Fellows at the Center. While this position carries no stipend, Fellows enjoy the benefits of research affiliation with the McGannon Center, including office space and administrative support at the Center on Fordham’s Bronx campus, computer, telephone, Internet and library access, as well as the resources of New York City, one of the media capitals of the world.

Visiting Research Fellows can hold appointments for one or two semesters. If selected, Fellows are responsible for their own lodging and travel expenses but small research stipends (under $1000) for project expenses can be provided. Fellows are expected to present their research at a public lecture and contribute to the Center’s Research Report Series. If space is available applications for appointments of shorter duration as Research Visitors will also be considered. Applicants for both Fellow and Visitor positions should schedule their visits to last at the latest until May 31st or start after September 1st

Those applying for a  Visiting Research Fellowship should do so at least six weeks before the projected start of the fellowship. Please send the following documents to with the subject line “Visiting Research Fellow Application”

  • Cover letter, introducing yourself and how your project relates to McGannon’s mission
  • CV
  • Project brief, including a summary of the project you plan to pursue at McGannon; your plan for accomplishing this project, including a schedule; and why being in residence at McGannon will help you accomplish your research or career goals (should not exceed 1-2 pages). If you are requesting research funding, please include a budget.
  • The names and contact information for two references who can provide letters of recommendation
  • A writing sample, such as an academic article, book chapter, whitepaper, or dissertation chapter

Ideal candidates will be in Communication, Media Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Law, Public Policy, Information Science, HCI or similar fields and pursuing a research project related to the ethical and social justice dimensions of communication technology. We are looking for collaboratively-minded people who wish to contribute to the growth and vibrancy of the Center.

If selected, Fellows are expected to attend McGannon events, give a public talk during 2017, and contribute a paper to our Working Paper series.

Please email with any questions.