Homero Gil de Zúñiga was a Visiting Research Scholar in 2010. He holds a PhD in Politics from the Universidad Europea de Madrid and a PhD in Mass Communication from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He holds the Medienwandel Professorship at University of Vienna, where he directs the Media Innovation Lab (MiLab). He is also a Research Fellow at the Universidad Diego Portales, and the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University. He has participated the summer doctoral program at the Oxford Internet Institute, and as Nieman Journalism Lab Research Fellow at Harvard University. His research addresses the influence of new technologies and digital media over people's daily lives, as well as the effect of such use on the overall democratic process. He is the author of numerous books and journal articles, and has obtained grants totaling over $4 million.
Homero's faculty lecture, "Democracy and the Effects of Citizen and Traditional Journalism," happened on November 4, 2010.