Honorary members

Charles Ess

Charles Ess

Associate Professor, PhD, Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo.

Honorary member since 2007

Charles Ess was professor with specific responsibilities (MSO) at the Department of Information and Media Studies, Aarhus University from 2009 to 2012. Before that, in 2007, he was visiting professor and during that time he was made honorary member of CFI.

Charles Ess' research includes Media Studies and Information Ethics, including Internet Research Ethics. Charles Ess is President of the International Society for Ethics and Information Technology (INSEIT) and a former President of AoIR (2007-2009).


Niels Ole Finnemann

Niels Ole Finnemann

Professor, dr.phil., Royal School of Library and Information Science, University of Copenhagen.

Honorary member since 2010

Niels Ole Finnemann is a professor at the Dept. of Aesthetics and Communication, Aarhus University (previously at the Dept. of Information and Media Studies, AU), and he and Niels Brügger, the director of CFI, were the founding fathers of CFI.

Niels Ole Finnemann's research is focused on the role of the internet as the backbone in a fifth emerging matrix of media consisting of both "old", non-digital media, digitized media, and born-digital media. His work is based on an idea of co-evolutionary media theory. Niels Ole has been and is heading and participating in several projects within internet research. [Read more]


Annette Markham

Annette Markham

Associate Professor, Aesthetics & Communication, Aarhus University

Guest Professor, Informatics, Umeå University, Sweden

Affiliate Professor, School of Communication, Loyola University, Chicago

Honorary member since 2011

Annette Markham was a guest professor in the Department of Information and Media Studies (IMV) during the spring semester, 2011, and she was made honorary member of CFI during her stay.

Annette Markham’s research within Internet studies has mainly been focused on the lived experience of ICT users and online ethnography. Her ethnographic studies of Internet users are represented in the book Life Online: Researching Real Experience in Virtual Space (1998). She is also interested in qualitative methodologies and ethics, and she has published several articles within these areas.

Annette Markham received her PhD from Purdue University in 1997.

Website: markham.internetinquiry.org

Twitter: annettemarkham