Author’s bio

Nico Carpentier is Professor in Media and Communication Studies at the Department of Informatics and Media of Uppsala University. He also holds two part-time positions (at VUB – the Free University of Brussels, and at Charles University in Prague). Moreover, he is a Research Fellow at the Cyprus University of Technology and Loughborough University. Currently, he is Chair of the Participatory Communication Research Section at IAMCR, the International Association of Media and Communication Research. His work is situated within the triangle of the communicational, the political and the cultural. One cluster of his publications focuses on community media and participation, including these three books: Understanding Alternative media (co-authored with Olga Bailey and Bart Cammaerts) (2007); Media and Participation: A Site of Ideological-Democratic Struggle (2011) (available through open access) and The Discursive-Material Knot: Cyprus in Conflict and Community Media Participation (2017). In 2015 and 2016, he also organised (with a range of partners, including CCMC and NeMe) two editions of Iconoclastic Controversies, a photography exhibition on nationalism and memorialisation in Cyprus. For more information see,