Prof. Holger Briel
Division of Culture and Creativity, United International College
Speech Title: Behind the Screen: New Challenges for Digital Media
Professor Holger BRIEL is Dean of the Division of Culture and Creativity. He holds a Ph.D. in Cultural Theory from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, an M.A. in Comparative Literature from the University Michigan, Ann Arbor and a B.A. in English and German from Eberhardt-Karls-Universität Tübingen, Germany. A portion of his graduate studies was also undertaken at the Université de Paris, Sorbonne. Previously, Dr Briel has taught at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus, the University of Innsbruck, New York University Skopje, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the University of Surrey, Indiana State University and Xi'an Jiaotong Liverpool University. He has held numerous Visiting Professorship positions and lectured at Oxford, UC Berkeley, Ateneo de Manila, the National University of Malaysia, the National University of Singapore, Universität Rostock and many others. He has been Vice-Rector and Dean at New York University Skopje and is the recipient of numerous research grants and fellowships. He is also a well-published academic with several books, book chapters and peer reviewed articles on Media and Cultural Studies, the Social Sciences, Tourism and Management Studies to his name. He is the Editor of the IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies and sits as Editor and Joint Editor on several journal boards. He is a member of the EU Council for Higher Education and has supervised several Ph.D. dissertations and numerous Master level theses.