Dr. Ewa Mazierska,
Professor of Film and Media at University of Central Lancashire (UK) and University of Gdańsk (Poland)

Ewa Mazierska is Professor of Film Studies at the University of Central Lancashire (UK) and  University of Gdańsk (Poland). She published over thirty monographs and edited collections on film and popular music, including Popular Polish Electronic Music, 1970–2020: Cultural History (Routledge, 2021), Polish Popular Music on Screen (Palgrave, 2021) and Poland Daily: Economy, Work, Consumption and Social Class in Polish Cinema (Berghahn, 2017). She is the principal editor of Studies in Eastern European Cinema. Her work was translated to over 20 languages. https://www.uclan.ac.uk/academics/ewa-mazierska



Dr. Susana Salgado,
Professor and Principal Researcher at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon

Susana Salgado (PhD, 2007) is a political communication scholar, currently Principal Research Fellow at the Instituto de Ciências Sociais – Universidade de Lisboa and PI of funded research projects, including ‘Depictions and Politicization of the Truth in Democratic Politics’ (2020.04070.CEECIND/CP1615/CT0007). She coordinates research projects, teaches, and publishes on topics, such as democracy, populism, disinformation, hate and online extremism, and political polarization.



Dr. Agnieszka Stępińska,
Professor at the Faculty of Political Science and Journalism, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań

Agnieszka Stępińska, PhD hab., is Professor at the Faculty of Political Science and Journalism at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Her main areas of research are political communication and journalism studies. She participated in several international research projects, including “Foreign News on TV” (2009 – 2013) and “Global Journalist of the 21st Century” (2012). She led a research group studying “Media Coverage of the Polish EU Presidency” (2010-2013), and led another team contributing to the international project “Journalistic Role Performance around the Globe” (2012-2015). She acted as a vice-chair of work group 2 in COST Action IS1308 on “Populist Political Communication in Europe” (2014-2018).
Currently, she is involved in the NORFACE project: “THREATPIE: The Threats and Potentials of a Changing Political Information Environment” (2020-2023). She leads a national team working on populist political communication in Poland and another one contributing to “Journalistic Role Performance” project (2019-2022). She acts as a chair of WG1 in COST Action CA21129 – “What are Opinions? Integrating Theory and Methods for Automatically Analyzing Opinionated Communication” (2022-2026). She is a member of the Network of European Political Communication Scholars (NEPOCS).
She serves as an executive editor of the Central European Journal of Communication and a member of the editorial board of the Central European Political Studies.