Maher N. Al-Hajji (Ph.D., Indiana University) is an assistant professor in the Department of Mass Communication at Kuwait University Susana N. Vittadini Andres (Ph.D., University of Buenos Aires) is an associate professor at the University of Tamkang, Tamshui, Taipei, Taiwan, and has also been teaching constitutional law at the College of Law, University of Buenos Aires, and at Belgrano University, Argentina Tatyana Androsenko is a GfK-USM researcher who earned an M.A. in sociology from The National University Kyiv Mohyla Academy, Ukraine Kwasi Ansu-Kyeremeh (Ph.D., La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia) is an associate professor at the School of Communication Studies, University of Ghana-Legon Nibal K. Bourisly (Ph.D., Indiana University) is an assistant professor in the Department of Mass Communication at Kuwait University Derek Foster is a Ph.D. candidate at Carleton University's School of Journalism and Communication in the Faculty of Public Affairs and Policy Management in Ottawa, Ontario Linda K. Fuller (Ph.D., University of Massachusetts), a professor with the Communications Department of Worcester State College Natalia Kostenko is a professor in the Sociology Faculty of the Kyiv Shevchenko University, and a senior fellow in the Sociology Institute of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Ludmila Males is a postgraduate student at the Kyiv Shevchenko University Jorge Martinez Barcena (Ph.D., Complutense University of Madrid) has been an Erasmus visitor at the University of North London and a visiting researcher at Harvard University Sorin Matei (B.A., Bucharest University; M.A., Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University; Ph.D., Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California) is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication, Purdue University Ignacio Molina A. De Cienfuegos (Ph.D., Autonomous University of Madrid) has been lecturer in politics at that university since 2000. He has previously been a visiting fellow, as a Fulbright grantee, at Harvard University (1998-2000), junior visitor at Nuffield College/Oxford (1997-98), and a researcher at the Juan March Institute, Madrid (1993-97) Mohammed Musa (Ph.D., University of Leicester, England) currently lectures in the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand Knut Mykland, author of the history of Norway's national day, is a professor at the Institute of History at the University of Bergen Halil Nalcaoglu (B.S., Middle East Technical University; M.A., Ankara University; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts) is associate professor in the Department of Journalism, Faculty of Communication, at Ankara University, Turkey Teixeira Nash (B.A., M.F.A., Howard University) is a former chair of the District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities, she is the owner of Forever Raven Ayo Oyeleye (Ph.D., University of Leicester, UK) is programme director for matters in media and communication of the Media Department at the University of Central England in Birmingham Parehau Richards was, until recently, a lecturer in Maori management and tourism at the University of Waikato, New Zealand Irelene P. Ricks (B.A., Georgetown University; Ph.D., Howard University) served as grants administrator for the Graduate School at Howard University (1997-2001) and is currently director of minorities affairs for the American Society for Cell Biology in Bethesda, Marylan Chris Ryan, professor of tourism at the University of Waikato, New Zealand Stephen M. Ryan, originally from England, has lived in Japan since 1984 and has taught in high schools and universities there-currently at Eichi (Sapientia) University Scott M. Schonfeldt-Aultman (M.A., Speech and Communication Studies, San Francisco State University; Ph.D., Cultural Studies, University of California at Davis) is assistant professor of communication at Saint Mary's College of California Leanne White is a lecturer in marketing at Victoria University, Australia. She is currently completing her doctoral thesis: "Marketing Brand Australia: National Images and Icons at the Millennium Games" Tsegay Wolde-Georgis (Ph.D., University of Denver) was former head press officer at the Embassy of Ethiopia, and was also an Advanced Study Program (ASP) Post Doctoral Fellow at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, and taught third world politics, philosophy, and rural development at the Universities of Natal (Durban, South Africa) and Asmara (Eritrea) Xu Xiaoge (Ph.D., Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) is an assistant professor at the School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Chen Yanru (Ph.D., Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) has been educated in China, the United States, and Singapore Gust A. Yep (Ph.D., University of Southern California) is professor of speech and communication studies and the human sexuality program at San Francisco State UniversityFuller, Linda K. is the author of 'National Days/National Ways Historical, Political, And Religious Celebrations Around THe World', published 2004 under ISBN 9780275972707 and ISBN 0275972704.