Two Fellows Join CMDS

May 6, 2019

We are proud to announce that Jozef Michal Mintal and Vibodh Parthasarathi have joined the Center for Media, Data and Society as Fellows.

Jozef Michal Mintal is a PhD student in International Relations at Matej Bel University. He is also the Co-founder of the UMB Data&Society Lab, where he is currently the IBM CARWST Research Fellow, working under the Cognitive Analytics for Real-World Security Threats (CARWST) research project funded by IBM. Jozef’s research focuses on the interaction of digital technologies with society. His is currently involved in research projects on computational propaganda, also in The Business of Misinformation project at CMDS. His PhD dissertation focuses on the weaponization of content volume and content diversity levels on digital platforms in the V4. Prior to pursuing his PhD, he worked at senior positions in various NGOs in the field of foreign and security policy, and start-ups.

Vibodh Parthasarathi maintains a multidisciplinary interest in media policy, creative industries and policy literacy his most recent work being the edited double-volume The Indian Media Economy (Oxford University Press 2017). He has been at the forefront of media policy research in India and his work has found support from the Ford Foundation, Canada’s IDRC, Social Science Research Council, HIVOS, India New Zealand Education Council, University Grants Commission, and Indian Council of Social Science Research. Currently on extraordinary leave from Jamia Millia Islamia, his recent visiting positions include the Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities at the University of Queensland, the Metaforum Institute at KU Leuven, and the Swedish South Asian Studies Network at Lund University. His ongoing research explores media regulation in the longue durée, digital transformation in media infrastructures, risks to media diversity, and emergence of the platform economy. His international collaborations involve academics, policy advocates, and journalists variously in Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, and Sweden. He has been invited to the Boards of the Centre for Internet & Society, the India Open Data Association, and The Media Foundation. He serves in editorial advisory roles with MIT Press and Oxford University Press, and at the public intellectual platform ‘The Conversation’.