Distinguished Research Professor
Despacho Democracy Research Unit, Planta Jardín
Tfno: 923 29 44 00 - Ext. 3510
Fax 923 29 45 16
Email: hgz@usal.es

Homero Gil de Zuñiga Navajas is Doctor in Politics by the Universidad Europea de Madrid, and Doctor (PhD) in Mass Communication with a minor in Digital Media from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. His education also includes the Oxford Internet Institute’s Summer Doctoral Program at University of Oxford, UK.

Gil de Zuñiga currently serves as Distinguished Research Professor at University of Salamanca, where he directs the Democracy Research Unit (DRU). He is also a Media Effects Professor at Pennsylvania State University, and Senior Research Fellow at Universidad Diego Portales, Chile. Prior to these appointments he was the Medienwandel Professor at University of Vienna, Associate Professor at University of Texas – Austin, and Research Fellow at several Institutions (i.e., Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University, Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University, and ASCoR’s McQuail Honorary Fellow at University of Amsterdam).

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 has published nearly a dozen books/volumes and over 100 ISI/JCR journal articles (i.e. International Journal of Press/Politics, International Journal of Public Opinion Research, Journal of Communication, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Journal of Information Technology & Politics, New Media & Society, Politics, Political Communication, Social Science Computer Review, etc).

Gil de Zúñiga has received more than 50 grants, research awards, and recognitions as principal investigator, co-principal investigator or project executive member, totaling over 4 million dollars. Lastly, he also regularly serves as academic source to inform and help journalists in their reporting (i.e., USA Today, Al Jazeera, Radio Televisión Española (RTVE), Dallas Morning News, El Tiempo (Colombia), ABC News, National Public Radio (NPR), FOX News, CBS News, National Review, The Atlantic, etc).