Dr. Tatjana Vukelić
Professor of English language and literature and Russian language and literature at the University of Rijeka, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Rijeka, The Republic of Croatia
Topic: From a hashtag to street politics: from Emmett Till to George Floyd
Dr Tatjana Vukelić is a professor of English language and literature and Russian language and literature at the University of Rijeka, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Rijeka, The Republic of Croatia. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Rijeka and her doctoral thesis titled Race, Gender, and Sex Discrimination of Black Women in the Literary Works of African American Women Writers covers the fieldwork in the range of African American culture, tradition, and literature. She is the author of a recently published book titled The Scars of Black America and several articles, both in English and Russian, published in Croatia and abroad.
Dr. Shaweta Anand
She is a freelance researcher with a PhD from the School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India. Her area of interest is child welfare and protection. She was a journalist before she switched to academics in an attempt to better comprehend the world we inhabit.
Dr. Mamta Anand Kumar
Dr. Mamta Anand Kumar, PhD English, is Assistant Professor- Grade I in English at Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing, Jabalpur. M.P. India. She got a Fulbright Doctoral Fellowship in 2008, researched at Harvard University, USA. She has written seven books. Some of her stories are taught in universities.
Dr. Ilaria Iannuzzi
Dr. Ilaria Iannuzzi (Ph.D.) is Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Sociology at the Department of Political Sciences of Sapienza University of Rome and Adjunct Professor at the University of International Studies of Roma (UNINT). She is Assistant Editor of the “Rivista Trimestrale di Scienza dell’Amministrazione. Studi di teoria e ricerca sociale” (class A).
Dr. Edyta Wolny-Abouelwafa
Dr. Edyta Wolny-Abouelwafa is as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University in Saudi Arabia. She is specialized in Arabic and Islamic Studies. Her PhD dissertation dealt with teaching Islam in Egyptian primary schools in the years 2013/2014 – 2015/2016. In May 2022 she received the honorary title “The Ambassador of the Initiative Etkallem Arabi in Poland” from the Egyptian Minister of Emigration. Her scientific interests include: contemporary Egyptian mass culture (with special emphasis on Ramadan TV series and patriotic songs), the socio-cultural situation of contemporary Egypt, globalization in the Arab world, dialects in Egypt, everyday life in Arab countries and issuing fatwas in the Muslim countries.
Dr. Morena BRAÇAJ
Dr. Morena BRAÇAJ is Graduated from Faculty of Education, Department of English Language Teaching, in Ankara/Turkey. She finished her Master studies in Technical Literary Translation and Interpretation in English Language, Faculty of Foreign Languages, University of Tirana, and holds the scientific degree “Doctor” in the field of Linguistics.
She has several years of experience as a lecturer in university level for the subjects: Advanced English, Applied Linguistics, Academic Language Skills, and English for specific purposes, etc. She is currently engaged in teaching English at the Mediterranean University of Albania.
Her Research areas are Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, English for Specific Purposes, Translation Theories.
Dr. Sumalee Pumpinyo
Dr. Sumalee Pumpinyo, PhD (Environmental Management) from the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) Thailand and is currently Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand. Her area of interest: Environment Management, its implication on an aging society, and Project Evaluation.
Dr. Martin Mujinga
Dr. Martin Mujinga is the General Secretary of the Methodist Church in Zimbabwe. He is also a Research Fellow for Stellenbosch University. He is an Adjunct Lecturer at the Midlands State University. His research interest is in the fields of Methodism, the role of religion in transforming societies, theologies of migration, human trafficking, chaplaincy, and ecotheology.
Ms. Karen Leong
Ms. Karen Leong is a Doctoral student at University of Hertfordshire
Her current position is Head of HBS Online, University of Hertfordshire. Her areas of Interest: culture, women studies, Chinese values, Confucianism, ethnography. Her research focuses on culture and women studies exploring the impact of Chinese values/beliefs inherently influencing women’s agency. Her experience and knowledge of the culture and challenge of managing multiple responsibilities is insightful in highlighting the importance of relationships in our lives as we remain true to ourselves.
Ms. Adela Petrovic
Adela Petrovic is a Ph.D. candidate, lecturer and junior researcher at Charles University, Department of Social Geography and Regional Development, and Internationalisation Coordinator at the Geographical Institute (Czech Republic). She holds a Bachelor’s in Political Science and two Erasmus Mundus Master’s degrees, Comparative Local Development (CoDe) and Urban Studies (4CITIES). Her dissertation title is “Socio-spatial approach towards understanding identity construction: urban transformations in Prague Urban Region”. She is a principal investigator of a project funded by the Grant Agency of Charles University (GAUK), which focuses on gentrification and changing identities of former working-class neighbourhoods in Prague. As a member of the Urban and Regional Research Laboratory (URRlab), she participated in research projects funded by the Czech Science Foundation focusing on the integration and status of foreigners, suburban gated communities and current conditions of the socialist housing estates. Methodologically her research derives from mainly qualitative methods, particularly media and policy discourse analysis and interviewing. Her approach is interdisciplinary, with a slight inclination towards sociology, geography and political science.
Ms.Joana Solipa Batista
Ms.Joana Solipa Batista Degree is in International Relations and Master’s in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the University of Coimbra. Her professional and research experience in the areas of education for
development and human rights, digital communities, urban studies and collaborative methodologies. She is a doctoral student in Anthropology at FCSH / NOVA.
Dr. Tatjana Vukelić
Dr. Tatjana Vukelić is a professor of English language and literature and Russian language and literature at the University of Rijeka, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Rijeka, The Republic of Croatia. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Rijeka and her doctoral thesis titled Race, Gender, and Sex Discrimination of Black Women in the Literary Works of African American Women Writers covers the fieldwork in the range of African American culture, tradition, and literature. She is the author of a book titled The Scars of Black America and several articles, both in English and Russian, published in Croatia and abroad.
Dr. Fedaa Mohamed
Fedaa Mohamed is an Assistant Professor of Journalism at the Faculty of Mass Communication, Ahram Canadian University, Egypt. She holds a Ph.D. in Journalism, Faculty of Mass Communication, Cairo University with a First Class Honors Degree & Recommendation to Exchange it with other Universities in 2018.
Mohamed is a reviewer for many Scopus-indexed and international journals such as Newspaper Research Journal, Atlantic Journal of Communication, Journal of Scientific Research and Reports, Journal of Humanities and Applied Social Sciences, Asian Journal of Economics, Finance and Management and Asian Basic and Applied Research Journal, etc… She is in the international advisory board of the Global Media and Social Sciences Research Journal.
Mohamed has presented research papers at several international academic conferences. Also, she has published in several international journals. Her research papers’ interests include international journalism, discourse analysis, coverage trends, news writing and editing, and specialized journalism.
Mr. Tianqi Yin
Mr. Tianqi Yin is a student researcher at Beijing National Day School’s Middle Eastern Studies Department. His research focuses on discussing the currents of revolutions in the Middle East and artistic means to resolve ethnographic conflicts such as Palestinian hip-hop.
Ms. Mahima Ghosh Hazra
Ms. Mahima Ghosh Hazra graduated from University of Calcutta in the year 2019, then pursued a Masters Degree from University of Calcutta and passed out in 2021.
Currently she is working with the Bengal Women Welfare Association to help and create awareness on Ecofeminism and conducting her independent research on the very subject as well. Her area of interest are Feminism, Environmental studies, Indian Mythology.
Mr. Nathan M. Moore
Mr.Nathan M. Moore is a History graduate student at Louisiana Tech University. He also has an avid interest in podcasting, doing a show on New Books Network. Moore studied American Literature & Culture, and the History of Science & Medicine at UCLA. Science-fiction writing is one of his favorite activities.
Mr.Noko Reagan Mojela
Mr.Noko Reagan Mojela completed BA Honours in Media Studies, currently working on completing MA in Communication Science. Working as a Junior Lecturer at the University of South Africa. His research interests are; representation of LGBTIQ+, visual semiotics analysis, decoloniality, and gender and media representation. He is a member of SACOMM (South African Communications Association).
Dr. George Hikah Benson
Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Conflict, Human Rights and Peace Studies at the University of Education, Winneba-Ghana; in my capacity as a
Dr. George Hikah Benson is a Ghanaian academic, politician and businessman. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Peace, Human Rights and Conflict Studies of the University of Education, Winneba-Ghana. He is author of over thirty (30) books and journal articles including the reference book published in 2021, ‘Ghana’s Development Under the 1992 Constitutional Practice: Gains, Challenges and Prospects’. Aside from being an editor of three books so far, he also reviews for many international journals. Before his scholarly engagement, Dr. George Hikah Benson was a Minster of State in the Republic of Ghana from 2005-2009; and is married with five children.
Topic for Keynote Address:
Africa’s Democratization Process once more at the Crossroads: An Analogy of the Role of Bad Governance
Dr. Arzu Durukan
Dr. Arzu Durukan, received Ph.D. in Social Anthropology after undergraduate and graduate studies in Food Engineering. She is now an instructor at Yeditepe University Gastronomy and Culinary Arts Department in Turkey. She teaches courses on Food Anthropology, Culture, and History. She has published articles, book chapters, and a book called “Life in Kars”.
Dr. Vasiliki Rouska
Dr. Vasiliki Rouska is Dr. in Dogmatic Theology of the Theology Department of the Aristotle University, Greece. Her research interests are on Aesthetics, art and photography theory. Her doctorate was co-financed by Greece and the European Union (European Social Fund- ESF) implemented by the State Scholarships Foundation (ΙΚΥ). She continues with postdoc research.
Dr. Esha Ghosh
Dr. Esha Ghosh did her Master’s in Social Work from Delhi University in 2007. She was awarded PhD for her work on the Impact of Industry-led Displacement on Indigenous People in 2014 under Prof. Zubair Meenai, Jamia Milia Islamia University, New Delhi. She has worked in various corporate and Government organizations in different capacities.
Mrs.Almudena Moreno, bachelor of Arquitecture, University of Navarra. Master´s Degree in Quantitative Methods in Epidemiology Research.
Current Position: PhD student in Urban Health at the Public University of Navarra. Reseacher in the Institute for Advanced Social Research, I-Communitas.
Ms.Areyana Proctor is a Journalism and Media Production student at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She engages in research concerning racial justice and equity. The recipient of leadership awards and fellowships, she hopes to continue to use the arts and research to push for positive social change.