Julia Sonnevend (Moderator) is a doctoral student in Communications at Columbia University, a visiting fellow of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School, and a pre-doctoral fellow at the Center for Cultural Sociology (Yale University), the Center on Organizational Innovation (Columbia University), and the Center for Media and Communications Studies (Central European University). She studies the intersections between communications, art history, visual studies and legal theory. Her research areas include icons and global society, visual culture, the theory of digital photography, critical communications studies, the canon of media studies, visual representations of justice in art and media, law and performance, art and activism, cultural trauma, access to knowledge, law in the digitally-networked environment, global media policy and postcommunist identities. 

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