Universitat Jaume I
Dora Sales is the lead researcher and BRIDGE project coordinator. She is senior lecturer in the area of Library and Information Science (Tenured in Information Literacy for Translators and Interpreters), Department of Translation and Communication at Universitat Jaume I (UJI). She holds a PhD (Extraordinary Doctorate Award) in Translation and Interpreting. She is a researcher at the University Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies (IF) at UJI and develops her research mainly on information literacy. Also, she is author of children’s literature (Lóguez and Kalandraka publishing houses).
Francesc Esteve is co-lead researcher at Universitat Jaume I. He is lecturer in Educational Technology. Rector’s delegate for teaching transformation and communication at UJI. Member of the Scientific Advisory Board (2020) of the Open Research Europe of the European Commission. Lecturer in the Department of Pedagogy and Didactics of Social Sciences, Language and Literature at UJI, he teaches in the Primary Education degree. Ph.D. in Educational Technology, he leads the GREAT Research Group (Teaching, Learning & Technology). He develops his research on digital competences, teacher training and Design-Based Research (DBR).
Ana Amigo holds a PhD in LGBT+ and Gender Studies, a BA in Primary Education and two MAs in language and communication and in cultural studies, feminisms and queer theory. Her research interests include queer pedagogies and children’s literature as an educational tool. She is a member of the Centro de Estudos de Xénero e Feministas (CEXeF) at the Universidade da Coruña (UDC), as well as one of the founders of the Rede Galega de Estudos Queer.
Juncal Caballero holds a PhD in Aesthetics and Arts Theory and is lecturer in the History Department at Universitat Jaume I. She develops her research on visual literacy and gender studies, she is the coordinator of the Master’s Degree in Applied Research in Feminist, Gender and Citizenship Studies at UJI and editor in chief of Asparkía. Investigació feminista. She is a researcher at the University Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies (IF) at UJI.
Alessandra Farné holds a PhD in International Studies in Peace, Conflict and Development and develops her research on communication for equality and information, media and digital competences. Lecturer in Information Literacy for Communication Sciences in the area of Library and Information Science, Department of Translation and Communication at UJI. She is a researcher of the Interuniversity Institute of Social Development and Peace (IUDESP) and the Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies (IF) at UJI.
Mª Ángeles Llopis holds a PhD in Education and is lecturer at UJI. Her teaching activity is developed in the area of Didactics and School Organization at the Department of Pedagogy and Didactics of Social Sciences, Language and Literature at UJI. She carries out her research activity in the Teaching, Learning and Technology Group (GREAT) and in the Innovation Group in Educational Robotics and Computational Thinking (EDUBOT), on reflective and computational thinking, and digital competence.
Anna Marzà is lecturer in Language and Literature Didactics at UJI and holds a Ph.D. in Translation and Interpreting. Her most recent projects are focused on the use of CLIL in Arts Education, the evaluation of plurilingual competences with the use of translation and the use of home languages in class. She often collaborates with education stakeholders both in research projects and knowledge transfer activities. She carries out her research activity in the groups Translation and Postmonolingualism (TRAP) and Translation and Communication in Audiovisual Media (TRAMA).
Anna Sánchez-Caballé holds a PhD in Educational Technology and is lecturer at UJI. She carries out her research activity in the Teaching, Learning and Technology Group (GREAT) and her main interests are related to educational technology, digital competence and design-based methodology. Previously, she has worked as a teacher at the University Isabel I and as a research fellow at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili.
Gloria Torralba holds a Ph.D. in Translation and Interpreting and is lecturer in the area of Language and Literature Didactics at the Department of Pedagogy and Didactics of Social Sciences, Language and Literature at UJI. Her research interests include Multilingualism, Audiovisual Translation in Language Acquisition, and the application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to language learning and Children’s Literature. She carries out her research activity in the Language Teaching Research Group (GIEL) and Translation and Communication in Audiovisual Media group (TRAMA).
Gracia Valdeolivas is part-time lecturer and her teaching activity is developed in the area of Didactics and School Organization at the Department of Pedagogy and Didactics of Social Sciences, Language and Literature at UJI. She carries out her research activity in the Teaching, Learning and Technology Group (GREAT) and in the Innovation Group in Educational Robotics and Computational Thinking (EDUBOT), on reflective and computational thinking, and digital competence.
Serap Kurbanoğlu is the lead researcher. She received her PhD from the Department of Information Studies at Sheffield University, UK. She is a full-professor at the Department of Information Management at Hacettepe University, publishing and lecturing on children’s literature, children libraries as well as information/media/news literacy and lifelong learning. She is the co-initiator and co-organizer of the European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL), and the vice-president of the International Information Literacy Association (InLitAs).
İpek Şencan received her undergraduate and MA degrees in Information Management and also received her PhD in the same area with specialization in news literacy. She is a research assistant at the Department of Information Management at Hacettepe University and teaches news literacy, information literacy, information sources, and information architecture courses. She has participated in some projects supported by the Erasmus+ and TUBITAK (Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey). Her main research areas include news/information literacy, information behavior, and scholarly communication.
Cankaya Universitesi Vakfi
Murat Saran is the lead researcher. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Engineering at Cankaya University. He is also the director of the distance education center of Cankaya University. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Education and Instructional Technologies at Middle East Technical University. His current research interests are context-sensitive mobile learning systems, human computer interaction, distance education, mobile learning, and gamification.
Buket Akkoyunlu received her Ph.D. from the Department of Educational Sciences at Leicester University, UK. She is a full-professor at the Department of Educational Technology at Cankaya University, publishing and lecturing on instructional design, web based instructional design, as well as information literacy and lifelong learning. She is the Dean of Faculty of Arts and Science, and academic consultant of a K12 School and supervising Research and Development Center for organizing teacher training programs, designing learning environments, digital and information literacy curriculum.
Ayse Nurdan Saran is an assistant professor at the Computer Engineering Department at Cankaya University. She completed her undergraduate education at Ankara University, Faculty of Science, Department of Mathematics. She holds a master’s degree in image processing from Çankaya University Computer Engineering department. She completed her Ph.D. in the Department of Cryptography at the Institute of Applied Mathematics at the Middle East Technical University. Her main areas of interest are information security and cryptography, computational sciences, and image processing.
Università degli Studi di Genova
Anna Antoniazzi is the lead researcher. She holds a PhD in Pedagogy (University of Bologna) and is associate professor at the University of Genoa (Department of Educational Sciences), where she teaches Children’s Literature and History of Education at the graduate and undergraduate levels. She is member of the Doctoral School in Social Sciences at University of Genoa. Her main research areas include cross-medial storytelling, transformation of educational models throughout history, media phenomena concerning childhood and fairy tales as a privileged form of trans-medial storytelling.
Mara Morelli holds a PhD in Translation and Interpreting from the University of Granada. She is a lecturer and researcher at the Department of Educational Sciences (University of Genoa). She is currently carrying out research in interpreting and mediation, multilingual communication, peer and community mediation in schools, healthcare, courts and prisons. Member of the steering committee of the Research Centre on Interaction and Mediation Analysis and Conferencia Universitaria del Estudio de la Mediación y el Conflicto. Coordinator of the international Research Group Mediation and Territories.
Fabio Caffarena teaches Contemporary History and History Didactics at the University of Genoa. He is the director of the Ligurian Archive of Popular Writing at the Department of Education Sciences, a member of the International Centre of Italian Studies, the International Centre for the Study of Italian Emigration in Genoa and works in collaboration with the Archival and Bibliographic Superintendence of Liguria. His research interests include: popular writing, the First World War, migration processes between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Emanuela Abbatecola is associate professor at Disfor, University of Genova. She is the Editor in Chief of AG–AboutGender, International Journal on Gender Studies and member of the Editorial Board of the U.S. Journal “Gender & Society”. Her main topics are: gender studies; gender based violence; migration and trafficking related to sex and labour markets; gender stereotypes; sexism; heteronormativity and non-binarism. On these topics she is been working in National and European projects and publishing books and papers.
Luisa Stagi is associate professor (permanent position) in Sociology at Genoa University, where she has also taught Methodology of Social Research (2004-2010) and Sociology (2006-present). She co-founded the Laboratory of Visual Sociology – www.laboratoriosociologiavisuale.it – at DISFOR in 2007, realizing and producing several sociological films and has been working on several research projects concerning gender, the body, food, ethnography and visual studies.
Noora Hirvonen is the lead researcher. She is professor in AI literacies at the Information Studies unit, University of Oulu, working within the university’s strategic profiling theme, Generation Z and beyond: Co-evolution of human capabilities and intelligent technologies in the 21st century (GenZ). She holds a PhD degree in information studies and a Title of Docent in health communication from the same university. Her research focuses on the information literacy practices of young people, specifically in everyday life and health-related settings.
Heidi Enwald acts as a university lecturer at the Information Studies unit, University of Oulu. She holds the PhD degree in information studies and the Title of Docent in Tailored eHealth services from information processing science from the University of Oulu. Her research focuses on health information literacy, health information behavior, e-health services and open science.
Anna Suorsa holds a PhD degree in information studies and acts as a postdoctoral researcher and university lecturer at the Information Studies unit, University of Oulu. Her research focuses on information and knowledge processes and practices, knowledge creation and knowledge management. She has e.g. examined collaboration between librarians and teachers developing new means to support literacies in the Joy of Reading program and information literacy in creating new knowledge.
Tuula Nygård holds a PhD in education and is a postdoctoral researcher at the Information Studies unit, University of Oulu. Her research interests are multiliteracy, health education, and teaching and learning. She has examined e.g. teachers’ informational authority roles in promoting information seeking and evaluation in health education.
Aira Huttunen is a doctoral researcher in information studies, at University of Oulu, Finland. By combining theories from both information studies and gender studies, Huttunen examines how norms, bodies and affects shape peoples’ ways to seek and share information in everyday life. Her doctoral research focuses on transgender people’s information practices.
Anna-Maija Multas holds a PhD in information studies and acts as a postdoctoral researcher at the information studies, University of Oulu, Finland. She holds a master’s degree in science communication from the University of Oulu. Her research interests lie with information practices of young people in social media, (health) information literacies and health communication, nexus analysis and other co-research/participatory methods.
Petros Kostagiolas is the lead researcher. He is assistant professor in Information Services’ Management at Ionian University. He holds a PhD in Quality/Reliability Management from the University of Birmingham (UK). His work has been published in international peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. Among others, he has authored a management book which has been published by the international scientific publishing house Chandos-Elsevier. His research interests include information services management, quality and reliability management, and information seeking behavior in various contexts.
Konstantina Martzoukou is co-lead researcher. She is Teaching Excellence Fellow and course leader of the MSc Information and Library Studies course at the Robert Gordon University (RGU) in Aberdeen (Scotland). She holds a Ph.D. in information seeking behaviour and she is Senior Fellow of Advance HE in the U.K. She is the creator of ‘Maddie is Online’, a cartoon animation project focusing on the development of information and digital literacy in young people, funded by the Scottish Library and Information Council and the Scottish Government.
Christina Banou is Vice-Rector of Academic Affairs, International Relations and Extraversion, and associate professor in Book Policy and Publishing at the Department of Archives, Library Science & Museology, Faculty of Information Science and Informatics, Ionian University. She is the author of Reinventing the Book. Challenges from the past for the publishing industry (2017, Elsevier-Chandos Publishing). Christina Banou has presented papers in refereed journals and has participated at international conferences.
Ioannis Karras is associate professor in English Language and Culture at the Department of Foreign Languages, Translation and Interpreting at the Ionian University and Institutional Erasmus Coordinator. He has international research and teaching experience in Canada, Greece and the UK in addition to taking up brief teaching assignments in Finland and Bulgaria and delivering lectures in Italy and Turkey.
Charilaos Lavranos is an academic fellow in the Department of Archives, Library Science and Museology, School of Information Science and Informatics, Ionian University on Creativity, Information and Innovation on Information Services. He is also an Adjunct Faculty in the MSc Program «Cultural Management», Hellenic Open University (HOU). His work has been published in international peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. Among others, he has co-authored three books and authored a book, related to information seeking behaviour, information literacy and creativity.
Stéphane Goldstein is the lead researcher. He is Executive Director of InformAll, a research consultancy which he founded in 2016, specialised in media and information literacy. He is the Advocacy and Outreach Officer for the CILIP Information Literacy Group and coordinates the new Media and Information Literacy Alliance (MILA).
Sarah Pavey is the lead researcher. She holds a MSc in information science and a BSc (hons) in biochemistry. She is a Fellow of CILIP and the Royal Society of Arts. She has worked in school libraries for over 20 years and set up her training and consultancy business 10 years ago. She works with both primary and secondary schools, home and abroad. She is an established author and speaker specialising in digital, media and information literacy, pedagogy and game-based learning.